The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel

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12 Critic Reviews

...Precious Ramotswe and all of her friends and extended family are still people we want to spend some time with...
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Synopsis

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 12

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

At a remote cattle post south of Gaborone two cows have been killed, and Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s No. 1 Lady Detective, is asked to investigate by a rather frightened and furtive gentleman. It is an intriguing problem with plenty of suspects—including, surprisingly, her own client.
 
To complicate matters, Mma Ramotswe is haunted by a vision of her dear old white van, and Grace Makutsi witnesses it as well. Is it the ghost of her old friend, or has it risen from the junkyard?  In the meantime, one of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni’s apprentices may have gotten a girl pregnant and, under pressure to marry her, has run away. Naturally, it is up to Precious to help sort things out. Add to the mix Violet Sephotho’s newly launched run for the Botswana Parliament and a pair of perfect wedding shoes—will wedding bells finally ring for Phuti Radiphuti and Grace Makutsi?—and we have a charming and delightful tale in the inimitable style of Alexander McCall Smith.




From the Hardcover edition.
 

About Alexander McCall Smith

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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. www.alexandermccallsmith.com
 
Published March 22, 2011 by Anchor. 256 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Erotica. Fiction
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Blog Critics

Good
on Apr 09 2012

...Precious Ramotswe and all of her friends and extended family are still people we want to spend some time with...

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Examiner

Good
on May 23 2011

The characters and their love for each other and Botswana provide a calm, satisfying story about the strengths and weaknesses of people everywhere.

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Book Reporter

Excellent
on Mar 28 2011

THE SATURDAY BIG TENT WEDDING PARTY is another delightful visit to Botswana through the eyes and heart of the man who may love it more than any other author.

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Washington Times

Excellent
on Mar 25 2011

This is Mr. McCall Smith at his benevolent best, preaching the most gentle of philosophies and obviously recalling with affection his own memories of Botswana and his years there.

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The Bookbag

Good
on Sep 09 2012

His writing seems effortless, and in this story, once again, the characters remain the wonderful friends we have always known and expected them to be...

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The Seattle Times

Excellent
on Mar 24 2011

...a sweet and timeless bubble with its own morality, language and customs. Entering it can be a source of great comfort in these uncertain times.

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Express

Good
on Mar 27 2011

Although McCall has given us a whodunit we care about, it's not at the expense of the series' traditional values, resulting in a charming, entertaining and uplifting book.

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Mysterious Reviews

Good

Readers who have come to enjoy the entries in this series will not be disappointed with this one.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

Excellent
on Apr 01 2011

It is charmingly whimsical and as satisfying as a cup of freshly brewed red bush tea.

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Portland Book Review

Good
on Oct 06 2011

The characters are quirky but also feel real and genuine.

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Scotsman.com

Excellent
on Mar 07 2011

...for a few short hours, McCall Smith can be relied upon to take us to a land where life is lived with the requisite moral attentiveness and good humour.

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DNA

Excellent
on May 27 2012

...a bit like ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul of those who like Detective Stories.’ It fills you up, calms you down and tells you a good story too, leaving you warmly happy at the end.

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