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The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine
Format: eBook , 224 pages
Category: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 27, 2015
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-91157-5 (0-307-91157-8)
Also available as a trade paperback.
About The Book

In this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling series, Mma Ramotswe must contend with her greatest challenge yet—a vacation!

Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel’s sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation.

Despite this unexpected diversion, Mma Ramotswe still finds herself concerned about how the agency is faring in her absence. Her worries grow when she hears that Mma Makutsi is handling a new and rather complicated case. A well-respected Botswanan politician is up for a major public honor, and his reputation is now being called into question by his rivals. The man’s daughter has contacted the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency to investigate these troubling claims, but, as in so many cases, all is not as it seems. In the end, the investigation will affect everyone at the agency and will also serve as a reminder that ordinary human failings should be treated with a large helping of charity and compassion.

From the Hardcover edition.


“Enchanting. . . . As usual, Smith’s blend of gentle humor and insights into human nature is irresistible.” —Publishers Weekly

“The sixteenth installment of the internationally bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series again showcases the boundless compassion, humor, and occasional wiliness of the agency’s founder, the ‘traditionally built’ Mma Precious Ramotswe. . . . The title comes from Precious’s reflection that she, blessed by the love of her husband, the proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, walks in sunshine. Readers of this and the whole series will feel similarly blessed.” —Booklist (starred review)

Praise for Alexander McCall Smith and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series:

“Calling Precious Ramotswe, owner and chief investigator of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency in Botswana, a detective doesn’t do her justice. ‘Problem solver extraordinaire’ would be much better. Mma Ramotswe . . . treats a whole range of human difficulties as they come her way, finding good solutions through her wisdom, kindness, and tact.” —Booklist
“McCall Smith’s plots offer wit, charm, and intrigue in equal doses.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
“Enchanting . . . An inspiration to us all . . . The sweet, chuckling voice of Precious Ramotswe falls gentle on the ear.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A vivid observer and an elegant writer.” —The Plain Dealer
“An oasis . . . Full of wit, nuance, and caring.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“The pleasure of these sweet books lies in the clarity and gravity with which the characters reason through everyday dilemmas.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Enthralling . . . Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can’t help but love.” —USA Today

From the Hardcover edition.

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