Morality for Beautiful Girls

Morality for Beautiful Girls

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In Morality for Beautiful Girls, Precious Ramotswe, founder and owner of the only detective agency for the concerns of both ladies and others, investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important "Government Man," and the moral character of the four finalists of the Miss Beauty and Integrity Contest, the winner of which will almost certainly be a contestant for the title of Miss Botswana. Yet her business is having money problems, and when other difficulties arise at her fiance's Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, she discovers the reliable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni is more complicated than he seems.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2002, c2001
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9781400031368
1400031362
Branch Call Number: F MCC
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 21 cm

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 08, 2014

The compelling cast of characters and folk wisdom keeps this series delightful to read.

librarylizzard Mar 19, 2014

I am always happy to settle down with a book from this series. They are a great way to decompress between the more heavy/dramatic stuff. The stories of Mma Ramotswe and her friends are low key, and oh-so sweet and optimistic. I love learning about Botswana, a place so far afield in both distance and lifestyle. If you haven't yet given one of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books a go, what are you waiting for?

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jvanderg
Aug 29, 2012

Always a satisfying story from this great series. Presents a wonderful and complex picture of Botswana.

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pathwaylangley
Jul 16, 2012

Not sure how this book became on hold for me. i think it may have been a mistake.

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ryner
Jun 23, 2008

Mma Ramotswe, Botswana's only female detective, is back with her usual charm and even more mysteries to solve, both professionally as well as in her personal life. A government official believes his brother is being poisoned, and a beauty pageant official needs help determining which girl is more deserving of winning. What's more, Mr. J.L.B. Maketoni, Mma Ramotswe's fiancé, is acting strangely, but her assistant Mma Makutsi proves herself capable in more ways than one. Wonderful and highly enjoyable. I've also heard that the audio renditions of the book are superb.

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KarenW
Jun 14, 2005

This is the third title of a captivating series featuring a traditionally built woman detective who likes to help people out with their problems. In this installment, Mma Ramotswe is puzzled by the unexpected behavior of her fiancÔøΩ, Mr. J.L. B. Matekoni, solves a poisoning case, and helps out at the garage where Mma Makutsi is always happy to help out. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi, the new assistant detective, sets out to solve the beauty pageant case and find morality for beautiful girls. This isn?t a traditional mystery series, but the humor and kindness that comes through helps to shine a light what seems to be a very special part of Africa.

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ladytigressa
Jul 27, 2008

Another fascinating tale by McCall Smith about Precious Ramotswe and her No. 1 Detective Agency, located in Gaborone, Botswana.

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ladytigressa
Jul 27, 2008

Not everybody had a maid, of course, but if you were in a well-paid job and had ahouse of the size which Mma Ramotswe did, then not to employ a maid--or indeed not to support several domestic servants--would have been seen as selfishness. Mma Ramotswe knew that there were countries where people had no servants, even when they were well enough off to do so. She found this inexplicable. If people who were in a position to have servants chose not to do so, then what were the servants to do?

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