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The Kalahari Typing School for Men: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 4
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International best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith delivers another delightful tale from his critically acclaimed No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe's comfortable existence as the only detective in Botswana is suddenly rattled when the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency opens, and its brochure proclaims, "Don't take any chances! Entrust your enquiries to a MAN!" But with wisdom on her side, Mma Ramotswe figures to upstage her competition.

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Street Date:
06/20/2008
Language:
English
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9781449885298
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Alexander McCall Smith. (2008). The Kalahari Typing School for Men: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 4. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc.

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Alexander McCall Smith. 2008. The Kalahari Typing School for Men: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 4. Recorded Books, Inc.

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Alexander McCall Smith, The Kalahari Typing School for Men: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 4. Recorded Books, Inc, 2008.

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Alexander McCall Smith. The Kalahari Typing School for Men: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series, Book 4. Unabridged Recorded Books, Inc, 2008.

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        Mr. Buthelezi threatens Mma "Precious" Ramotswe's status as the only detective in Botswana when he opens the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency in this fourth title of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series. Her wisdom and common sense help solve both the cases of one of Mr. Buthelezi's dissatisfied customers and one involving her assistant, Mma Grace Makutsi, whose ingenuity drives the opening of the Kalahari Typing School for Men. Lisette Lecat's clearly understood accent adds ambience to this sure-to-be-popular recording. Highly recommended.-Sandy Glover, West Linn P.L., OR

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