The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

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THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 15

Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe--with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi--navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Over the years Mma Ramotswe has found many lost things, but never before has she been asked to help a woman find herself--until now. A kindhearted brother and sister have taken in a nameless woman with no memory of her own history or how she came to Botswana. It falls to Precious Ramotswe and her new co-director, Grace Makutsi, to discover the woman's identity. Meanwhile, motherhood proves to be no obstacle to Mma Makutsi's professional success, as she launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Caf#65533;, a restaurant for Gaborone's most fashionable diners. And next door, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is forced to make a choice that will directly affect not only Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, but the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency as well. With sympathy and indefatigable good humor, Mma Ramotswe and her friends see one another through these major changes and discover along the way what true friendship really means.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, [2015]
Edition: First Anchor Books Edition.
ISBN: 9780804169905
080416990X
Characteristics: 227 pages ; 21 cm.

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traceyrb
Aug 27, 2017

Another delightful and thoughtful book in this series.

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ApollosRaven
Aug 19, 2016

I find this series a wonderful antidote to the factory-produced mystery/thriller too often touted as outstanding reading...and more often than not, seemingly aimed at manipulating the reader thru new levels of violence to new level of anxiety. Wonderful depth of characterization - it's a pleasure to spend time with Precious and Grace and their friends.

cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

With his usual bravado and antics, readers will laugh at what he gets up to. Readers of this series will pleased with this addition and newbies will be able to pick up on the series background.

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ms_mcgillicuddy
Nov 19, 2015

I've read all the previous titles in this series and have loved them all. Wonderful series.

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brangwinn
Oct 26, 2015

I love this comfortable series. I feel like I know these people, and I’ve been invited to share their daily lives. I loved the addition of Grace’s move into the purchase of a café (hence the name of the book) and the addition of Charlie as an assistant in the detective agency. Even if you haven’t been to Africa, you can feel the flow of Africa in this series.

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Liber_vermis
Aug 10, 2015

Another cut-and-paste heart-warming morality tale from its esteemed master. Smith's stories are like chocolates ... the reader knows it's unhealthy (to the brain ... not the heart) to have too many but its hard to stop with the 15th installment.

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randomlyandrea
Jul 23, 2015

Another good and quick read. I have enjoyed every book in this series.

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Thecatlady
Jul 05, 2015

A dose of gentility from another unexpected world. Thoroughly enjoyable.

AuntJane Jun 26, 2015

I was happy to have a new installment from my friends in Botswana at the No1 ladies detective agency!

vicbutterfly Feb 11, 2015

Not my cup of tea. Didn't finish it. I'm glad others like it.....

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