Freebie Friday: The No 1 Ladies Dective Agency
This giveaway is closed…. winner was drawn on Sept 25 and the winner is Brenda Rupp
Welcome to freebie Fridays, where I post a book for giveaway each week and I annouce a winner the following Friday.This is the first novel in the widely acclaimed series.
A pleasing novel about Mma (aka Precious) Ramotswe, Botswana’s one and only lady private detective. A series of vignettes linked to the establishment and growth of Mma Ramotswe’s “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency” serve not only to entertain but to explore conditions in Botswana in a way that is both penetrating and light thanks to Smith’s deft touch. Mma Ramotswe’s cases come slowly and hesitantly at first: women who suspect their husbands are cheating on them; a father worried that his daughter is sneaking off to see a boy; a missing child who may have been killed by witchdoctors to make medicine; a doctor who sometimes seems highly competent and sometimes seems to know almost nothing about medicine. The desultory pace is fine, since she has only a detective manual, the frequently cited example of Agatha Christie and her instincts to guide her. Mma Ramotswe’s love of Africa, her wisdom and humor, shine through these pages as she shines her own light on the problems that vex her clients.
For this weeks giveaway:
1) leave a comment here with the answer to this question: If you were a detective… what would you want to be a detective of? (Feel free to be imaginative and remember, no answer to question, no entry)!
2) I love comments! Leave a comment on another post (non giveaway post) and earn a second chance for this book
3) You know… I really really love comments so for a third chance, leave another non giveaway comment on a post and I will add another entry
4) Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link here for yet another chance!
Have fun! :)