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The Miracle at Speedy Motors
Format: Trade Paperback , 240 pages
Category: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27746-6 (0-307-27746-1)
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
About The Book


Fans around the world adore the best-selling 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.

Under the endless skies of Botswana, there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family. The problem is the woman doesn't know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights. And, at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept. Nonetheless, Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good-natured way, while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea.


"Irresistible — there will indeed be miracles."
The New York Times Book Review

“Charming, warmly affecting. . . . As comfy cozy as can be.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer

“A fitting part of the tiny miracle the entire series has been.”
The Star-Telegram

“The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas.”
Entertainment Weekly

 Praise for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

 "Alexander McCall Smith's big-hearted Botswanan stories [allow] his readers to escape into a world of simple, picturesque pleasures and upstanding virtues."
The New York Times Book Review

"The best, most charming, honest, hilarious, and life-affirming books to appear in years."
The Plain Dealer

"Utterly enchanting... It is impossible to come away from an Alexander McCall Smith 'mystery novel' without a smile on the lips and warm fuzzies in the heart."
Chicago Sun-Times

"As pleasing as a cup of red bush tea."
Entertainment Weekly

"Beguiling, lyrical... Blessed with McCall Smith's richly detailed portraits of life in Africa and his flair for storytelling with an engaging cast of fully realized characters."
Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Delightful... Millions of readers around the world seem to hunger for the kindness, dignity, and humor McCall Smith celebrates in Mma Ramotswe."
The Oregonian

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