The Double Comfort Safari Club

The Double Comfort Safari Club
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2010-03-04
ISBN 10 : 9780748111107
ISBN 13 : 0748111107
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Comfort Safari Club Book Description:

THE ELEVENTH BOOK IN THE BELOVED NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES The one with the difficult aunt . . . The no. 1 lady detectives of Botswana travel to a safari lodge in the Okavango Delta to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest. It is a beautiful place full of dangerous, untamed creatures - some of them human. As Mma Ramotswe investigates, it becomes clearer that there is another mystery right under her nose that needs solving: Mma Makutsi is troubled by her fiance Phuti Radiphuti's reluctance to set a date for their wedding. In such matters at least Mma Ramotswe is on familiar terrain.

The Double Comfort Safari Club

The Double Comfort Safari Club
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Anchor
Total Pages : 224
Release : 2010-04-20
ISBN 10 : 9780307379009
ISBN 13 : 0307379000
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Double Comfort Safari Club Book Description:

Fans around the world adore the bestselling 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. In this story, Precious Ramotswe deals with issues of mistaken identity and great fortune against the beautiful backdrop of Botswana’s remote and striking Okavango Delta. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi head to a safari camp to carry out a delicate mission on behalf of a former guest who has left one of the guides a large sum of money. But once they find their man, Precious begins to sense that something is not right. To make matters worse, shortly before their departure Mma Makutsi’s fiancé, Phuti Radiphuti, suffers a debilitating accident, and when his aunt moves in to take care of him, she also pushes Mma Makutsi out of the picture. Could she be trying to break up the relationship? Finally, a local priest and his wife independently approach Mma Ramotswe with concerns of infidelity, creating a rather unusual and tricky situation. Nevertheless, Precious is confident that with a little patience, kindness and good sense things will work out for the best, something that will delight her many fans.

Mystery Women Volume Three Revised

Mystery Women  Volume Three  Revised
Author : Colleen Barnett
Publisher : Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages : 700
Release : 2010-12-31
ISBN 10 : 9781615950102
ISBN 13 : 1615950109
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mystery Women Volume Three Revised Book Description:

Like other fictional characters, female sleuths may live in the past or the future. They may represent current times with some level of reality or shape their settings to suit an agenda. There are audiences for both realism and escapism in the mystery novel. It is interesting, however, to compare the fictional world of the mystery sleuth with the world in which readers live. Of course, mystery readers do not share one simplistic world. They live in urban, suburban, and rural areas, as do the female heroines in the books they read. They may choose a book because it has a familiar background or because it takes them to places they long to visit. Readers may be rich or poor; young or old; conservative or liberal. So are the heroines. What incredible choices there are today in mystery series! This three-volume encyclopedia of women characters in the mystery novel is like a gigantic menu. Like a menu, the descriptions of the items that are provided are subjective. Volume 3 of Mystery Women as currently updated adds an additional 42 sleuths to the 500 plus who were covered in the initial Volume 3. These are more recently discovered sleuths who were introduced during the period from January 1, 1990 to December 31, 1999. This more than doubles the number of sleuths introduced in the 1980s (298 of whom were covered in Volume 2) and easily exceeded the 347 series (and some outstanding individuals) described in Volume 1, which covered a 130-year period from 1860-1979. It also includes updates on those individuals covered in the first edition; changes in status, short reviews of books published since the first edition through December 31, 2008.

The Importance Of Being Seven

The Importance Of Being Seven
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2011-06-02
ISBN 10 : 9780748118878
ISBN 13 : 074811887X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Importance Of Being Seven Book Description:

Despite inhabiting a great city renowned for its impeccable restraint, the extended family of 44 Scotland Street is trembling on the brink of reckless self-indulgence. Matthew and Elspeth receive startling - and expensive - news on a visit to the Infirmary, Angus and Domenica are contemplating an Italian ménage a trois, and even Big Lou is overheard discussing cosmetic surgery. But when Bertie Pollock - six years old and impatient to be seven - mislays his meddling mother Irene one afternoon, a valuable lesson is learned: that wish-fulfilment is a dangerous business. Warm-hearted, wise and very funny, The Importance of Being Seven brings us a fresh and delightful set of insights into philosophy and fraternity among Edinburgh's most loveable residents.

The Charming Quirks Of Others

The Charming Quirks Of Others
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2010-09-02
ISBN 10 : 9780748118885
ISBN 13 : 0748118888
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Charming Quirks Of Others Book Description:

As well as its advantages, there are drawbacks to the enlightened village that is twenty-first-century Edinburgh, where every Saturday night ears burn at dinner parties across the city, and anyone requiring the investigative abilities of a philosophical soul knows where to find her. Jillian McKinlay -- wife of a trustee of an illustrious school -- is the latest petitioner; she asks Isabel to look into a poison-pen letter that makes insinuations about applicants for the position of principal. Isabel's niece Cat has another new boyfriend who seems too good to be true. And when a pretty cellist with a tragic story takes a fancy to her husband-to-be, Isabel finds herself contemplating an act of heroic and alarming self-sacrifice.

The Dog Who Came In From The Cold

The Dog Who Came In From The Cold
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2011-11-03
ISBN 10 : 9780748133635
ISBN 13 : 0748133631
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dog Who Came In From The Cold Book Description:

In the genteel environs of Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico, strange doings are afoot, mostly in the name of love. Lonely William French and his faithful canine Freddie are recruited to the service of MI6 by a beguiling lady operative, William's neighbour Caroline finds her suitor James mysteriously lacking, and Barbara Ragg is tempted to the Highlands by blossoming romance. Meanwhile sage psychiatrist Berthea Snark, under normal circumstances the voice of reason, finds herself called away to protect her brother from a band of scheming New Age fraudsters seeking to insert themselves into the bosom of the family. Hilarious and affectionate, The Dog Who Came In from the Cold rejoins Alexander McCall Smith's delightful London tribe of loveable misfits and hopefuls in a new set of adventures in life, love and philosophy.

The Cleverness Of Ladies

The Cleverness Of Ladies
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 128
Release : 2012-02-02
ISBN 10 : 9780748132621
ISBN 13 : 0748132627
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cleverness Of Ladies Book Description:

There are times when ladies must use all their wisdom and good sense to face life's problems and mysteries. Mma Ramotswe, owner of the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, keeps her wits about her as she looks into why the country's star goalkeeper isn't saving goals. Georgina turns her rudeness into a virtue when she opens a successful hotel. Italian shop-keeper Fabrizia shows her bravery when her husband betrays her. And in Suffolk during the Second World War, gentle La proves that music really can make a difference. With his trademark gift for storytelling, international bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith brings us five tales of love, heartbreak, hope and the cleverness of ladies.

Corduroy Mansions

Corduroy Mansions
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2010-05-06
ISBN 10 : 9780748112241
ISBN 13 : 0748112243
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corduroy Mansions Book Description:

From the author of the global best-seller, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, comes a brand new serial novel set in the heart of London. 'Corduroy Mansions is the affectionate nickname given to a genteelly crumbling mansion block in London's vibrant Pimlico. This is the home patch of - among others - a lovelorn literary agent, possibly the first ever nasty Liberal Democrat MP and Freddie de la Hay, an urbane terrier trained to be vegetarian and respectful of feline rights. Loafers, wine merchants, vitamin evangelists and the occasional psychoanalyst pass each other on the stairs of this delightful metropolitan des res. With his trademark wit, charm and lightness of touch, Alexander McCall Smith introduces a colourful cast of characters, full of the life, laughter and humanity so beloved in his writing.

Crime Writers A Research Guide

Crime Writers  A Research Guide
Author : Elizabeth Haynes
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Total Pages : 204
Release : 2011-01-19
ISBN 10 : 9781591589198
ISBN 13 : 1591589193
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Writers A Research Guide Book Description:

This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. • A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre • Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book • Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature • A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

A Conspiracy Of Friends

A Conspiracy Of Friends
Author : Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2012-04-12
ISBN 10 : 9780748128037
ISBN 13 : 0748128034
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Conspiracy Of Friends Book Description:

Corduroy Mansions, Pimlico is an oasis of old-fashioned civilisation, its inhabitants considerate and peace-loving. But beneath the polite exterior seismic change is stirring. Barbara Ragg makes an eye-popping discovery about her stolid Scottish suitor's past, while Oedipus Snark - newly appointed and tirelessly self-interested Government Minister - has a close encounter in Switzerland that leaves him a new man all together. Then plucky canine Freddie de la Hay goes missing, and his owner, widower William French, is so shaken by an unexpected declaration of love that he seriously considers making a disappearance himself. Goodhearted, well-intentioned but often to be found barking up the wrong tree, the residents of Corduroy Mansions remain a thoroughly entertaining example to us all.