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Blue Shoes and Happiness
A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (7)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith

Blue Shoes and Happiness
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Category: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Contemporary Women; Fiction - Humorous
Imprint: Anchor
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: March 2007
Price: $14.95
Can. Price: $
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7571-3 (1-4000-7571-8)
Pages: 256
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.



 
From universally beloved author Alexander McCall Smith, comes this seventh installment in the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series featuring Botswana’s best-loved detective.

Life is good for Mma Ramotswe as she sets out with her usual resolve to solve people’s problems, heal their misfortunes, and untangle the mysteries that make life interesting. And life is never dull on Tlokweng Road. A new and rather too brusque advice columnist is appearing in the local paper. Then, a cobra is found in the offices of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Recently, the Mokolodi Game Preserve manager feels an infectious fear spreading among his workers, and a local doctor may be falsifying blood pressure readings. To further complicate matters, Grace Makutsi may have scared off her own fiancé. Mma Ramotswe, however, is always up to the challenge. And Blue Shoes and Happiness will not fail to entertain Alexander McCall Smith’s oldest fans and newest converts with its great wit, charm, and great good will.

“Enchanting.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Readers will find happiness and remember it too, long after closing Blue Shoes.”—USA Today

“Smith’s detours to such simple truths, combined with his . . . dry sense of humor make each of these ‘detective’ stories a delight. Blue Shoes and Happiness is at once a humble and ambitious title and emblematic of Smith’s accomplishment with these sweet, unassuming tales.”—The Columbus Dispatch

“Beautifully written. . . . Rich in wisdom. . . . Blue Shoes and Happiness . . . is just as charming and fulfilling as its predecessors.” —Winston-Salem Journal



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Alexander McCall Smith has written more than fifty books, but he is best known as the author of the internationally acclaimed series, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, of which Blue Shoes and Happiness is the seventh volume. He has also written the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, as well as children's books. He was born in Zimbabwe, then called Southern Rhodesia, and educated there and in Scotland. He returned to Africa to help set up the new law school at the University of Botswana. He was also a Professor of Medical Law at Edinburgh University. He lives in Scotland.





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