As the countdown to Mma Makutsi's wedding begins, all is not as
it should be at the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. While
investigating unpleasant occurrences on a southern cattle-post, Mma
Ramotswe, always on the side of the weak against the strong, has
reason to reflect on Rule No.3 of The Principles of Private
Detection: never lie to the client. Apprentice mechanic Charlie
seems to be avoiding certain important responsibilities. And as Mma
Makutsi's big day approaches, her nemesis Violet Sephotho is
casting her net wider: by standing for election which could spell
trouble for the entire nation.
But as friends and family gather under starry African night skies,
it turns out that even the most perplexing of apparitions - and the
most shocking of crimes - may yield to rational explanation. And,
of course, to Mma Ramotswe's inimitable way with love,
intuition and redbush tea.
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Smith again makes the sublime look easy in his winning 12th No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel... Smith has few peers in capturing the quiet moments of people's lives, and his empathetic lead has one of the biggest hearts in modern literature. Even newcomers will quickly be drawn into Mma Ramotswe's unconventional approach to investigations and rapidly feel that they are with old friends." -- "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Utterly charming and compulsively readable." -- "Newsweek" " " "The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas." -- "Entertainment Weekly" "McCall Smith's characters are quick to find joy in small things. . . . In its own way, McCall Smith's world is as stylized and hermetic as those created by P.G. Wodehouse or Damon Runyon--a sweet and timeless bubble with its own morality, language a
Alexander McCall Smith, Jg. 1948, wuchs in Zimbabwe und Schottland auf und lebt in Edinburgh mit seiner Frau, zwei Kindern und einer Katze. Er war bis vor kurzem Professor für Medizinrecht. Der erklärte Musikliebhaber spielt das Fagott, unter anderem im 'Really Terrible Orchestra', das er mit gegründet hat. Er veröffentlichte zahlreiche Fach- und Kinderbücher, bevor ihm mit der 'The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' und der Krimi-Reihe mit Isabel Dalhousie Welterfolge gelangen. Die Romane dieser Reihe werden in 42 Ländern veröffentlicht.