The Joy and Light Bus Company: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (22)

The Joy and Light Bus Company: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (22)

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In this latest installment in the beloved No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe is tempted to put the brakes on a business venture before it even gets rolling.

"McCall Smith is a master .... There's beauty and revelation of one kind or another woven expertly into every line." --The Christian Science Monitor

Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni attends a course hosted by the local chamber of commerce entitled "Where Is Your Business Going?" But rather than feeling energized, he comes back in low spirits, unsure how to grow the already venerable and successful Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. Then an old friend from school approaches him about a new business venture that could be just the ticket. When it turns out he will need to mortgage his property in order to pursue this endeavor, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi wonder what this will mean for his current business--as well as their own.

Even as she puzzles over mysteries on the domestic front, Mma Ramotswe's professional duties must take precedence. When a concerned son learns that his aging father's nurse now stands to inherit the family home, he begins to doubt her intentions and takes his case to Botswana's premier detective agency. Fortunately, Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are committed agents of justice and agree to investigate.

Tricky as these matters may be, Mma Ramotswe knows that the most creative solutions are often found with the support of loving friends and family. Working together over a cup of red bush tea, she and Mma Makutsi will rely on their tact, humor, and goodwill to ensure that all involved find the happiness that they deserve.

Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Published: 11/16/2021
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.05lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780593315736

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 5.9
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 68643 / No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 05/01/2021 pg. 2
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 11/22/2021

About the Author
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels and of a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been best sellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.