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!  🙂

26 Comments on “Freebie Friday: The No 1 Ladies Dective Agency

  1. I’ve been meaning to read this series! My e-mail is

    I would love to be a detective who solves a mystery of secrets and betrayals from the past. Something that has kept people from moving on with their lives…

  2. I’d like to be a detective of finding lost treasure.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I would like to spy on the bad guys.
    Count me in for theis giveaway.

  4. O.K., so I’m currently re-watching second season Buffy, so that may color my response, but I’d want to seek out the paranormal with a hot guy occasionally helping me, who I can never really be with…just don’t tell my husband that, as he has already accused me of breathing heavily when Angel doesn’t have his shirt on………

    I’m tweeting about this!

  5. I would love to be a paranormal detective too! I would also really like to wear a trench coat whilst investigating… This maybe too specific, but any cases that kept me wandering around old decrepit buildings and spooky old churches and theatres would be ideal. And a graveyard or two as well!

  6. Having been to Botswana (my parents lived there several years), this sounds very interesting!

    I think I’d want to be a detective of finding missing money, or something with no bodies involved!

    janemaritz at yahoo dot com

    • Actually – I never got into this series either. I girl in my book club raves about them and I tried… but it didnt stick. 🙂

    • I had to watch it several times, to get into it. It wasn’t as if I had to see it or I would be really upset, I had time to watch it, and did and eventually became more interested in following the show. Now I miss it.
      Call me strange…..

  7. I’m not entering since I already have this book, but just want to add how awesome this book is 🙂

    Freebie Friday is a great idea.

  8. I’d like to be a house detective, investigating the history of cool houses.

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