Island City Book Club

August 15th : The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Fans around the world adore the bestselling 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.

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith’s widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to “help people with problems in their lives.” Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witchdoctors.

Upcoming titles include:   

  • September 19thLove and Treachery in Palm Beach 2, Bernard Moran
 Past book club selections include: 

  • The Emperor’s Children / Claire Messud
  •  In the Time of the Butterflies / Julia Alvarez
  • The Zookeeper's Wife / Diane Ackerman
  • Eternal on the Water / Joseph Monninger

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