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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

The Miracle at Speedy Motors
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Category: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Contemporary Women; Fiction - Humorous
Imprint: Pantheon
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: April 2008
Price: $22.95
Can. Price: $
ISBN: 978-0-375-42448-9 (0-375-42448-2)
Pages: 224
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.



 
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 know her real name of whether any members of her family are now living. Meanwhile, Phuti Radiphuti has bought Mma Makutsi a glorious new bed. Unfortunately, it will inadvertently cause her several sleepless nights. And life is no less complicated at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, where Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni—Mma Ramotswe's estimable husband—has fallen under the sway of a doctor who has promised a miracle cure for his daughter's medical condition, which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to believe. But Precious Ramotswe deals with these difficulties with her usual grace and good humor, and in the end discovers that the biggest miracles in life are often the small ones.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors finds Mma Ramotswe pondering the profound matter of human connections, particularly among people like Manka Sebina, adopted as a child and longing for identity and family. . . . Before this touching case is solved — with the twist of folk humor that makes the whole series irresistible — there will indeed be miracles.”—The New York Times



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and was a law professor at the University of Botswana. He lives in Scotland.





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