Morality for Beautiful Girls

Morality for Beautiful Girls

Book - 2001
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The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency introduced the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency, Precious Ramotswe. This latest novel finds her expanding her business to take in the world of car repair and a beauty pageant.
Publisher: Edinburgh, Eng. : Polygon, c2001.
ISBN: 9780748662975
0748662979
9781400031368
1400031362
Characteristics: 225 p. ;,22 cm.

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lilypad_1
Aug 07, 2019

Another lovely book in Ladies Detective Series, can't wait for the next one.

bibliosara May 08, 2019

The third in McCall Smith's captivating series, Morality for Beautiful Girls gently explores morality and family relationships in the context of an enticing mystery (plus several small ones!). Precious' newest adventure focuses on the family of a well-to-do (and well-connected) politician. However, Precious must also handle a disturbing concern with her fiancé and the challenges that come with uniting two households and businesses. Meanwhile, Precious' assistant, Mma Makutsi, works hard in her new roles as Mma Romatswe's assistant detective and the assistant manager of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. McCall Smith has once again proven his abilities as an author in this endearing, enticing, and overall heartwarming mystery.

happyreader64 Apr 17, 2019

The third book in the series. Morality for Beautiful Girls is a wonderful, warm, and earnest story.
Complete with romance, loyalty, compassion and even a little mystery.

With Mr. J.L.B Matekoni going through some difficult times of his own, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to come up with some solution to help. She asks her friend and loyal assistant Mma Makutsi if she would manage Mr. J.L.B Matekoni’s shop. Mma Makutsi agrees and the results of the arrangement prove to be fortuitous. Meanwhile Mma Ramotswe has a very important case to solve with a pretentious government man. The ending is heartfelt.
The characters in the story are not at all shallow even the side characters are described with depth.
Overall, I really enjoyed this story.
It was a very pleasant read and the characters are like old friends.

I am looking forward to reading The Kalahari Typing School for Men.

I was challenged to read a book from an unfamiliar genre, so this was my first mystery book. Set in hot, small town Garborne, Botswana. Mma. Ramotswe leads her very own detective agency. Her own life becomes overwhelmed with matters outside of the agency. Her fiancée develops an unfamiliar illness, a small boy is discovered in the wild, there’s financial struggles, and she must travel to solve a case. The story pleasantly moved along and I wanted to keep reading to see how all the mysteries would be solved. The ending wraps up but certainly leads into the next novel, which will probably be my second mystery novel. (submitted by SVI)

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Chapel_Hill_KenMc
Dec 08, 2014

The compelling cast of characters and folk wisdom keeps this series delightful to read.

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librarylizzard
Mar 19, 2014

I am always happy to settle down with a book from this series. They are a great way to decompress between the more heavy/dramatic stuff. The stories of Mma Ramotswe and her friends are low key, and oh-so sweet and optimistic. I love learning about Botswana, a place so far afield in both distance and lifestyle. If you haven't yet given one of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books a go, what are you waiting for?

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jvanderg
Aug 29, 2012

Always a satisfying story from this great series. Presents a wonderful and complex picture of Botswana.

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pathwaylangley
Jul 16, 2012

Not sure how this book became on hold for me. i think it may have been a mistake.

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ryner
Jun 23, 2008

Mma Ramotswe, Botswana's only female detective, is back with her usual charm and even more mysteries to solve, both professionally as well as in her personal life. A government official believes his brother is being poisoned, and a beauty pageant official needs help determining which girl is more deserving of winning. What's more, Mr. J.L.B. Maketoni, Mma Ramotswe's fiancé, is acting strangely, but her assistant Mma Makutsi proves herself capable in more ways than one. Wonderful and highly enjoyable. I've also heard that the audio renditions of the book are superb.

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GingerKaren
Jun 14, 2005

This is the third title of a captivating series featuring a traditionally built woman detective who likes to help people out with their problems. In this installment, Mma Ramotswe is puzzled by the unexpected behavior of her fiancÔøΩ, Mr. J.L. B. Matekoni, solves a poisoning case, and helps out at the garage where Mma Makutsi is always happy to help out. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi, the new assistant detective, sets out to solve the beauty pageant case and find morality for beautiful girls. This isn?t a traditional mystery series, but the humor and kindness that comes through helps to shine a light what seems to be a very special part of Africa.

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ladytigressa
Jul 27, 2008

Another fascinating tale by McCall Smith about Precious Ramotswe and her No. 1 Detective Agency, located in Gaborone, Botswana.

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ladytigressa
Jul 27, 2008

Not everybody had a maid, of course, but if you were in a well-paid job and had ahouse of the size which Mma Ramotswe did, then not to employ a maid--or indeed not to support several domestic servants--would have been seen as selfishness. Mma Ramotswe knew that there were countries where people had no servants, even when they were well enough off to do so. She found this inexplicable. If people who were in a position to have servants chose not to do so, then what were the servants to do?

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