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The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

(1998)
(The first book in the No 1 Ladies' Detective agency series)
A novel by

 
 
Wayward daughters. Missing Husbands. Philandering partners. Curious conmen. If you've got a problem, and no one else can help you, then pay a visit to Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's only - and finest - female private detective. Her methods may not be conventional, and her manner not exactly Miss Marple, but she's got warmth, wit and canny intuition on her side, not to mention Mr J.L.B. Maketoni, the charming proprietor of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And Precious is going to need them all as she sets out on the trail of a missing child, a case that tumbles our heroine into a hotbed of strange situations and more than a little danger . . . Delightfully different, THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY offers a captivating glimpse of an unusual world.

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November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-345-81194-1 / 978-0-345-81194-3 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-345-81191-7 / 978-0-345-81191-2 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-101-87135-0 / 978-1-101-87135-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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November 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: SPECIAL COLLECTORS' EDITION (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-84697-061-X / 978-1-84697-061-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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November 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-375-42387-7 / 978-0-375-42387-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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August 2004 : USA Library Binding

Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-606-29927-0 / 978-0-606-29927-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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December 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-904598-04-8 / 978-1-904598-04-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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June 2003 : Australia Hardback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-74093-007-X / 978-1-74093-007-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio Books
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July 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-58547-328-6 / 978-1-58547-328-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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February 2003 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-613-65116-2 / 978-0-613-65116-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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April 2002 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-606-27993-8 / 978-0-606-27993-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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Paperback Editions

July 2018 : UK Paperback

Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-349-14285-8 / 978-0-349-14285-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-345-81192-5 / 978-0-345-81192-9 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-101-97281-5 / 978-1-101-97281-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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January 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-349-13885-0 / 978-0-349-13885-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Level 3: The No.1 Ladie's Detective Agency Book and MP3 Pack (Pearson English Graded Readers)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4479-2570-X / 978-1-4479-2570-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson Education
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October 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-7393-7829-5 / 978-0-7393-7829-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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March 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Movie Tie-in Edition)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-307-45662-5 / 978-0-307-45662-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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March 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Movie Tie-in Edition): A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1) (Random House Movie Tie-In Books)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-307-45663-3 / 978-0-307-45663-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-349-12099-4 / 978-0-349-12099-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Level 3: The No.1 Ladie's Detective Agency (Pearson English Graded Readers)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4058-8198-4 / 978-1-4058-8198-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson Education
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March 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladie's Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4058-3396-3 / 978-1-4058-3396-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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November 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 5-Book Boxed Set
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-307-26158-1 / 978-0-307-26158-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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July 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander Mccall Smith
ISBN: 1-4000-9688-X / 978-1-4000-9688-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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July 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-349-11908-2 / 978-0-349-11908-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Collection
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-349-11944-9 / 978-0-349-11944-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-349-11675-X / 978-0-349-11675-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (Book 1)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4000-3477-9 / 978-1-4000-3477-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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December 2002 : South Africa Paperback
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Title: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-86486-438-8 / 978-0-86486-438-3 (South Africa edition)
Publisher: David Philip Publishers
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September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4000-3134-6 / 978-1-4000-3134-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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1998 : UK Paperback
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Title: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 0-7486-6252-9 / 978-0-7486-6252-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon
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Audio Editions

July 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-5012-6025-1 / 978-1-5012-6025-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Volume 8 (Audio Theater Dramatization)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4830-4246-4 / 978-1-4830-4246-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Worldwide, Ltd.
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March 2009 : USA Audio CD

Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: "The Daddy" and "The Bone" (BBC Dramatization)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-60283-634-5 / 978-1-60283-634-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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August 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 1
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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August 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency: The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Book 1
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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February 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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November 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Audiobook Collection
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4055-0112-X / 978-1-4055-0112-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Time Warner AudioBooks
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November 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No 1 Ladies Detective Agency 1)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4055-0000-X / 978-1-4055-0000-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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November 2003 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4055-0001-8 / 978-1-4055-0001-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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August 2003 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4025-4738-2 / 978-1-4025-4738-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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March 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4025-4180-5 / 978-1-4025-4180-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2003 : USA Audio CD
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Title: No 1 Ladies Detective Agency
Author(s): Alexander McCall McCall Smith
ISBN: 1-4025-4535-5 / 978-1-4025-4535-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Pantheon
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November 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The House of Unexpected Sisters: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (18) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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October 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
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October 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Precious and Grace: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (17) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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October 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Abacus
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December 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel (1) (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series)
Author(s): Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Anchor
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