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|Title||:||The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1)|
|Author||:||Alexander McCall Smith|
|Number of Pages||:||272|
|Category||:||Mystery, Fiction, Scotland, Philosophy|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Sunday Philosophy Club (Isabel Dalhousie, #1) Filled with thorny characters and a Scottish atmosphere as thick as a highland mist The Sunday Philosophy Club is irresistible and Isabel Dalhousie is the most delightful literary sleuth since Precious Ramotswe .
With The Sunday Philosophy Club Alexander McCall Smith the author of the best selling and beloved No Ladies Detective Agency novels begins a wonderful new series starring the irrepressibly curious Isabel Dalhousie .
Isabel is fond of problems and sometimes she becomes interested in problems that are quite frankly none of her business This may be the case when Isabel sees a young man plunge to his death from the upper circle of a concert hall in Edinburgh Despite the advice of her housekeeper Grace who has been raised in the values of traditional Edinburgh and her niece Cat who if you ask Isabel is dating the wrong man Isabel is determined to find the truth if indeed there is one behind the man s death The resulting moral labyrinth might have stymied even Kant And then there is the unsatisfactory turn of events in Cat s love life that must be attended to .
Filled with thorny characters and a Scottish atmosphere as thick as a highland mist The Sunday Philosophy Club is irresistible and Isabel Dalhousie is the most delightful literary sleuth since Precious Ramotswe
Precious Ramotswe has only just set up shop as Botswana s No and only lady detective when she is hired to track down a missing husband uncover a con man and follow a wayward daughter However the case that tugs at her heart and lands her in danger is a missing eleven year old boy who may have been snatched by witchdoctors br br First published in the UK in and in the USA in by Polygon Republished in and by Anchor br br This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith s widely acclaimed The No Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone she is hired to track down a missing husband uncover a con man and follow a wayward daughter But the case that tugs at her heart and lands her in danger is a missing eleven year old boy who may have been snatched by witchdoctors br br The No Ladies Detective Agency received two Booker Judges Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement
This is a superior piece of detective fiction written in simple direct but effective prose Perhaps most importantly this novel offers a refreshingly positive picture of an African nation and probably deserves a wide audience in the West on those grounds alone br br In The No Ladies Detective Agency received two Booker Judges Special Recommendations and was voted one of the International Books of the Year and the Millennium by the Times Literary Supplement br br Tears of the Giraffe takes us further into the life of the engaging and sassy Precious Ramotswe the owner and detective of Botswana s only Ladies detective agency Among her cases are wayward wives unscrupulous maids and a challenge to resolve a mother s pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains Mma Ramotswe s own impending marriage to that most gentlemanly of men Mr J L B Matekoni the promotion of her secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective and new additions to the Matekoni family all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales
Botswana PI Precious Ramotswe investigates the alleged poisoning of the brother of an important government official and the moral character of four beauty contestants When her business has money trouble and problems arise at at her reliable fiance Mr J L B Matekoni s Speedy Motors she finds he is more complicated then he seems
Life is never without its problems Will Precious Ramotswe s delightfully cunning and profoundly moral methods save the day Find out in this the fourth volume in the No Ladies Detective Agency series featuring Botswana s first and only lady detective br br Now that The No Ladies Detective Agency the only detective agency for ladies and others in Botswana is established its founder Precious Ramotswe can look upon her life with pride she s reached her late thirties the finest age to be has a house two children a good fianc Mr J L B Matekoni and many satisfied customers But life is never without its problems It turns out that her adopted son is responsible for the dead hoopoe bird in the garden her assistant Mma Makutsi wants a husband and needs help with her idea to open the Kalahari Typing School for Men yet Mma Ramotswe s sexist rival has no trouble opening his Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency across town Will Precious Ramotswe s delightfully cunning and profoundly moral methods save the day Follow the continuing story of Botswana s first lady detective in the irresistible The Kalahari Typing School for Men
Precious Ramotswe of the No Ladies Detective Agency is on the case again this time assisting the self made founder of a chain of hairdressing salons who wants to unearth the real intentions of her four suitors each possibly more interested in her money than her heart br br Here is the fifth novel in the internationally bestselling No Ladies Detective Agency hit series Once again we are transported to Gaborone capital city of Botswana and into the world of Mma Ramotswe and her friends br br THE NO LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY br FOR ALL CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND ENQUIRIES br SATISFACTION GUARANTEED FOR ALL PARTIES br UNDER PERSONAL MANAGEMENT br br Mma Ramotswe and Mr J L B Matekoni are still engaged but with no immediate plans to get married Mma Ramotswe wonders when a wedding date will be named but she is anxious to avoid putting pressure on her fianc For indeed he has other things on his mind particularly a frightening request involving a parachute jump made by Mma Potokwani the persuasive matron of the orphan farm br br Mma Ramotswe herself has weighty matters on her mind She has been approached by a wealthy lady to check up on several suitors Are these men interested in her or just her money This may be difficult to find out but it s just the kind of case Mma Ramotswe likes and she is as we know a very intuitive lady br br Meanwhile Mma Makutsi plucky assistant detective and deputy manager of the Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors garage is moving Her entrepreneurial venture the Kalahari Typing School for Men is thriving and with this new income she has rented two rooms in a house Her spare time is occupied with planning the move the d cor and her new life in a house with running water all to herself br br In the background of all this is Botswana a country of empty spaces and echoing skies a country so beautiful and entrancing that it breaks your heart Mma Ramotswe has prepared the bush tea and is waiting for us to join her
There is considerable excitement at The No Ladies Detective Agency A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe s office Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood pressure readings are being recorded there And Botswana has a new advice columnist Aunty Emang whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe s taste br br In this latest installment in the internationally best selling universally beloved series there is considerable excitement at The No Ladies Detective Agency A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe s office Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood pressure readings are being recorded there And Botswana has a new advice columnist Aunty Emang whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe s taste br br All this means a lot of work for our heroine and her inestimable assistant Grace Makutsi and they are of course up to the challenge But there s trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi s own life When Phuti Radiphuti misses their customary dinner date she begins to wonder if he is having second thoughts about their engagement And while Mma Makutsi may be able to buy that fashionably narrow and uncomfortable pair of blue shoes it may not buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she ll find in the simpler things in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the road
Mma Ramotswe s normally unshakable composure is rattled when a visitor forces her to confront a secret from her past br br In the newest addition to the universally beloved No Ladies Detective Agency series the charming and ever resourceful Precious Ramotswe finds herself overly beset by problems She is already busier than usual at the detective agency when added to her concerns are a strange intruder in her house on Zebra Drive and the baffling appearance of a pumpkin And then there is Mma Makutsi who decides to treat herself to dance lessons only to be partnered with a man who seems to have two left feet Nor are things running quite as smoothly as they usually do at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors Mma Ramotswe s husband the estimable Mr J L B Matekoni is overburdened with work even before one of his apprentices runs off with a wealthy woman But what finally rattles Mma Ramotswe s normally unshakable composure is a visitor who forces her to confront a secret from her past br br All this unfolds against the sunlit background of Mma Ramotswe s beloved homeland Botswana a land of empty spaces echoing skies and an endless supply of soothing bush tea
b THE NO LADIES DETECTIVE AGENCY Book b br br Fans around the world adore the bestselling No Ladies Detective Agency series the basis of the HBO TV show and its proprietor Precious Ramotswe Botswana s premier lady detective In this charming series Mma Ramotswe navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom and good humor not to mention help from her loyal assistant Grace Makutsi and the occasional cup of tea br br In the life of Precious Ramotswe a woman duly proud of her fine traditional build there is rarely a dull moment and in the latest installment in the universally beloved No Ladies Detective Agency series there is much happening on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road Mma Ramotswe is experiencing staffing difficulties First Mr J L B Matekoni asks to be put in charge of a case involving an errant husband But can a man investigate such matters as successfully as the number one lady detective can Then she has a minor falling out with her assistant Mma Makutsi who decides to leave the agency taking the percent she received on her typing final from the Botswana Secretarial College with her br br Along the way Mma Ramotswe is asked to investigate a couple of tricky cases Will she be able to explain an unexpected series of deaths at the hospital in Mochudi And what about the missing office supplies at a local printing company These are the types of questions that she is uniquely well suited to answer br br In the end whatever happens Mma Ramotswe knows she can count on Mr J L B Matekoni who stands for all that is solid and true in a shifting world And there is always her love for Botswana a country of which she is justifiably proud
Under the endless skies of Botswana there is always something Mma Ramotswe can do to help someone and here she finds herself assisting a woman looking for her family The problem is the woman doesn t know her real name or whether any of her family members are still alive Meanwhile Mma Makutsi is the recipient of a beautiful new bed that causes more than a few sleepless nights And at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors Mr J L B Matekoni has come under the influence of a doctor promising a miracle cure for his daughter s medical condition which Mma Ramotswe finds hard to accept Nonetheless Precious Ramotswe handles these things in her usual compassionate and good natured way while always finding time for a cup of red bush tea
The latest installment of this universally beloved and best selling series finds Precious Ramotswe in personal need of her own formidable detection talents br Mma Ramotswe s ever ready tiny white van has recently developed a rather disturbing noise Of course Mr J L B Matekoni her estimable husband and one of Botswana s most talented mechanics is the man to turn to for help But Precious suspects he might simply condemn the van and replace it with something more modern Can she find a way to save her old friend br In the meantime Mma Makutsi discovers that her old rival Violet Sephotho who could not have gotten more than fifty percent on her typing final at the Botswana Secretarial College has set her sights on none other than Mma Makutsi s fiance Phuti Radiphuti Can Mma Ramotswe s intuition save the day Finally the proprietor of a local football team has enlisted the No Ladies Detective Agency to help explain its dreadful losing streak The owner of the team is convinced he has a traitor in his midst But how is Mma Ramotswe who has never seen a football match in her life going to discern who is throwing the game Help it turns out may come from an unexpected quarter br There are few mysteries that can t be solved and fewer problems that can t be fixed when the irrepressible Precious Ramotswe puts her mind to them A good cup of red bush tea might be the best solution of all