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The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe : The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency : Book 15  - Alexander McCall Smith

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency : Book 15

Paperback Published: 12th May 2015
ISBN: 9780349139296
Number Of Pages: 256

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The new Botswana book from bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, this is Mma Ramotswe's fifteenth wonderful adventure.

Even the arrival of her baby can't hold Mma Makutsi back from success in the workplace, and so no sooner than she becomes a full partner in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - in spite of Mma Ramotswe's belated claims that she is only 'an assistant full partner' - she also launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. Grace Makutsi is a lady with a business plan,but who could predict temperamental chefs, drunken waiters and more? Luckily, help is at hand, from the only person in Gaborone more gently determined than Mma Makutsi . . .

Mma Ramotswe, of course.

About the Author

Following a distinguished career as a Professor of Medical Law,Alexander McCall Smith turned to writing full-time. He is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects, and his works have been translated into forty-six languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife.

Industry Reviews

There is something almost divinely appealing about the way McCall Smith writes about daily life in Botswana . . . it is hard to think of a contemporary writer more genuinely engaging . . . [his] novels are also extremely funny: I find it impossible to think about them without smiling - Mail on Sunday

Forget the library - the body is in the mud hut. An African Miss Marple created by a Scottish lawyer . . . superb - Sunday Times

Totally addictive - Daily Mail

A small slice of heaven - Scotsman

Hooray - the unstobbable fiction-machine that is Mr Alexander McCall Smith has returned to the mothership . . . Two new clients turn up [with] a problem that will take more than one pot of Mrs Ramotswe's redbush tea to solve, and she solves it with her trademark humanity, warmth and charm. Irresistible - The Times

Another winner


Another good read in the saga of No1 Ladies Detective Agency. The story can be read independently of the previous novels, however, it is a pleasure to re-visit old friends and see their stories unfold. Alexander McCall Smith writes faster than you can read so If you intend on reading the entire series you had better start now.



Another gem


Another gem from this prolific author. I'm a big fan and have read the entire series to date.



read the series


I have enjoyed the series although this was not as good as others. I think the focus has wandered from Mma Ramostwe and needs to get back into tricky cases for her detective Agency to resolve.

Northern Beaches, Sydney

1 in the series of great books. Can't wait for the next!


Happy with all areas of communication, delivery and the book itself.



The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

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ISBN: 9780349139296
ISBN-10: 0349139296
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12th May 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1

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