The Kalahari Typing School for Men

The Kalahari Typing School for Men

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Random House, Inc.
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.

Mma Precious Ramotswe is content. Her business is well established with many satisfied customers, and in her mid-thirties (“the finest age to be”) she has a house, two adopted children, a fine fiancé. But, as always, there are troubles. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has not set the date for their marriage. Her able assistant, Mma Makutsi, wants a husband. And worse, a rival detective agency has opened in town—an agency that does not have the gentle approach to business that Mma Ramotswe’s does. But, of course, Precious will manage these things, as she always does, with her uncanny insight and her good heart.

Baker & Taylor
Now that the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is firmly established, founder Precious Ramotswe faces new challenges at home and at work--from problems with her adopted son to a sexist rival who is opening a detective agency across town.

& Taylor

Now that the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is firmly established, founder Precious Ramotswe faces new challenges at home and at work--from problems with her adopted son, to an assistant who dreams of opening a Kalahari Typing School for Men, to a sexist rival who is opening a Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency across town. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2003, c2002
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781400031801
Branch Call Number: F MCC
Characteristics: 186 p. ; 22 cm


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LippyLa Nov 24, 2014

Precious Ramotswe encounters challenges with her foster children. Grace Makutsi begins a business and experiences romance. JLB finally lays to rest the orphanage pump...In other words, it is beautiful Botswana, and everyone will find the answers to their problems.

etillery Jun 19, 2014

It felt really good to see Makutsi shine in this one! You go Makutsi! We're rooting for you!

Mar 31, 2011

The sherlock holmes-ing continue with Mme Ramotswe and her assistant, with a little romance too. Got to give credit to Mme Matsuti (sp?) for creating a new job opportunity for herself. Look forward to getting into next Book (#5). Recommend.

Aug 15, 2008

A great, light read.

Jun 14, 2005

Once again Mma Ramotswe is back in great form as a traditionally built lady who tries to help people out. After consolidating their businesses to one location, Mma finds out through Mma Makutsi that there is going to be some tough talking competition in town. Soon she is deep in to solving two investigations that she doesn?t really want but feels compelled to take. Mma Makutsi is also in trouble, financially, and decides to open her own typing school with the help from her dear friends Mma Ramotswe and Mr. J.L.B Matekoni. Mma Ramotswe soon finds the solution to one of the investigations may be too close to home!


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