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The Double Comfort Safari Club
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42450-2 (0-375-42450-4)

Readers will agree that this touching and dramatic new installment in Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved and best-selling series is the finest yet. In The Double Comfort Safari Club, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta.

Mma Ramotswe... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Full Cupboard of Life
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (5)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 25, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3181-8 (1-4000-3181-8)

In the fifth book in the prodigiously successful series, traditionally built, eminently sensible Mma Precious Ramotswe continues her enterprise at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in Gaborone, Botswana, a country that is indeed fortunate.

Still engaged to the estimable Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe understands that she should not put too... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (8)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7572-0 (1-4000-7572-6)

In the eighth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's endlessly enjoyable, bestselling series, the judicious Precious Ramotswe comes to discover what is true, stable, and genuine in an ever-shifting world.

There is rarely a dull moment in the life of Precious Ramotswe, and on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road many changes are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (6)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 14, 2006
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7570-6 (1-4000-7570-X)

In this sixth novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe is busier than usual at the agency when an unidentified intruder in her house on Zebra Road, and the sudden appearance of a mysterious pumpkin, add to her concerns. Also, things aren't running quite as smoothly as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Kalahari Typing School for Men
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (4)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3180-1 (1-4000-3180-X)

THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY.
FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES.
UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT.

A beguiling mystery and lyrical novel of Africa—the fourth in a series that the L.A. Times calls “thoroughly engaging and entertaining.”

Now that The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (the only detective agency... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Kalahari Typing School for Men
More from the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 29, 2003
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42217-1 (0-375-42217-X)

THE NO. 1 LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY. FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES. UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT.

A beguiling mystery and lyrical novel of Africa—the fourth in a series that the Los Angeles Times calls “thoroughly engaging and entertaining.”

Now that The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency (the only detective... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47299-1 (0-307-47299-X)

Alexander McCall Smith’s beloved, bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series continues as Botswana’s best and kindest detective finds her personal and professional lives have become entangled.

Precious Ramotswe is very busy these days. The best apprentice at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors is in trouble with the law and stuck with the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37840-8 (0-307-37840-3)

In this latest episode in the beloved, best-selling series, the kindest and best detective in Botswana faces a tricky situation when her personal and professional lives become entangled.

Precious Ramotswe is haunted by a repeated dream: a vision of a tall, strange man who waits for her beneath an acacia tree. Odd... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (14)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47300-4 (0-307-47300-7)

THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 13

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and the basis of the HBO TV show, and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective.  In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Miracle at Speedy Motors
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (9)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27746-6 (0-307-27746-1)

In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best—helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Miracle at Speedy Motors
The New Novel in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 15, 2008
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42448-9 (0-375-42448-2)

In the latest installment of this infinitely enjoyable and best-selling series, Precious Ramotswe is doing what she does best—helping people with their problems and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

Mma Ramotswe is busy investigating her latest case: a woman who is looking for her family. The problem is, the woman doesn't... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Morality for Beautiful Girls
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (3)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3136-8 (1-4000-3136-2)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and in large print trade paperback.

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Mystery of Meerkat Hill
A Precious Ramotswe Mystery for Young Readers
Written by Alexander McCall Smith
Illustrated by Iain McIntosh


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-80446-4 (0-345-80446-5)

Precious wants to be a detective when she grows up. She is always practicing at being a detective by asking questions and finding out about other people’s lives. There are two new students in her class, a girl called Teb and a boy called Pontsho. She learns that they are brother... Read more >

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 6, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3477-2 (1-4000-3477-9)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, hardcover and in large print trade paperback.

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (12)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47298-4 (0-307-47298-1)

In this latest installment in the charming, bestselling series, Precious Ramotswe faces two confounding cases: the mysterious fate of some cows, and the ghost-like reappearance of her dear old white van.

As Mma Ramotswe investigates the deaths of cows at a cattle post outside Gaborone, she finds herself also pursuing other mysteries... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party
The New No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37839-2 (0-307-37839-X)

The latest installment in the beloved, best-selling series is once again a beautiful blend of wit and wisdom, and a profoundly touching tale of the human heart.

At a remote cattle post south of Gaborone two cows have been killed, and Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s No. 1 Lady Detective, is asked to investigate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (10)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27747-3 (0-307-27747-X)

In this latest installment in the endlessly entertaining series, Precious Ramotswe faces problems both personal and professional.

The first is the potential demise of an old friend, her tiny white van. Recently, it has developed a rather troubling knock, but she dare not consult the estimable Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni for fear he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Steam Pig
A Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi Investigation
Written by James McClure


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: July 1, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-56947-652-9 (1-56947-652-7)

In the debut mystery featuring Lieutenant Kramer and Detective Sergeant Mickey Zondi set in South Africa, a beautiful blonde has been killed by a bicycle spoke to the heart, Bantu gangster style. Why?

“James McClure’s first novel arrives like a slam in the kidneys . . . a gripping style, real... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Pillar of Salt

Written by Albert Memmi


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 1992
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-8327-7 (0-8070-8327-5)

A semi-autobiographical novel about a young boy growing up in French colonized Tunisia.

“His father an Italian Jew, his mother a Berber, Benillouche struggles on the tattered fringe of the Tunisian ghetto for the very air he breathes. . . . A mature, thoughtful book.” -The New York Times Read more >


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All Our Names

Written by Dinaw Mengestu


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80566-9 (0-345-80566-6)

A sweeping, continent-spanning story about the love between men and women, between friends, and between citizens and their countries, All Our Names is a transfixing exploration of the relationships that define us. Fleeing war-torn Uganda for the American Midwest, Isaac begins a passionate affair with the social worker assigned to him. But the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Bend in the River

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72202-1 (0-679-72202-5)

In what The New York Times calls a "brilliant novel," V.S. Naipaul takes us into the life of an Indian man who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river in a newly independent African... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Half a Life
A Novel
Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70728-5 (0-375-70728-X)

In a narrative that moves with dreamlike swiftness from India to England to Africa, Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul has produced his finest novel to date, a bleakly resonant study of the fraudulent bargains that make up an identity.

The son of a Brahmin ascetic and his lower-caste wife, Willie Chandran grows... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Foreign Gods, Inc.

Written by Okey Ndibe


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-458-1 (1-61695-458-2)

Foreign Gods, Inc. is a meditation on the dreams, promises and frustrations of the immigrant life in America; the nature and impact of religious conflicts; an examination of the ways in which modern culture creates or heightens infatuation with the “exotic,” including the desire to own strange objects and hanker after... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nairobi Heat

Written by Mukoma Wa Ngugi


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Melville International Crime
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-64-6 (1-935554-64-6)

For fans of smart foreign crime books, an action-packed crime story in an unusual setting–Kenya–and rooted in fascinating African history

In Madison, Wisconsin, it’s a big deal when African peace activist Joshua Hakizimana–famous for saving hundreds of people from the Rwandan genocide–accepts a position at the university. Then a young girl is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Horseman

Written by Mike Nicol


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 1, 1996
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76039-9 (0-679-76039-3)

“A dark and terrifying novel presenting a mythical account of the development of evil through the history of Southern Africa.” —Seattle Times

This ferocious novel by one of South Africa’s visionary writers is a post-colonial reimagining of the Book of Revelation—an unholy epic that reenvisions the catastrophic violence of European “civilization”... Read more >
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