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Summary

Winner of the British Book Awards, Author of the Year, 2004.
Winner of the CWA Dagger in the Library Award, 2004.

In this third audiobook for The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the irrepressible Mma Ramotswe faces supreme problems at home and at work. The detective agency is dealing with some of its most puzzling cases: the government official whose sister-in-law is trying to poison his brother; the beauty pageant whose contestants aren't as good as their looks; and the strange young boy, found naked and wild, smelling of a lion.

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©2001 Alexander McCall Smith (P)2003 Time Warner AudioBooks

Critic reviews

"Highly amusing, intelligent, and heart-warming." ( Scotland on Sunday)
"Forget the library; the body is in the mud hut. An African Marple created by a Scottish law lecturer." (Stephen McGinty, Sunday Times)

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Morality for Beautiful Girls

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