The Miracle at Speedy Motors

Alexander McCall Smith, Author . Pantheon $21.95 (214p) ISBN 978-0-375-42448-9

Precious Ramotswe, “Botswana's foremost solver of problems,” is used to handling mostly straightforward domestic cases, which makes a series of anonymous letters threatening her and her prickly assistant, Grace Makutsi, all the more disturbing in Smith's triumphant ninth No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novel (after The Good Husband of Zebra Drive ). The search for whoever penned the letters coincides with a new commission: Manka Sebina, whose birth parents gave her up as a child, hires the agency to track down any living relatives. Both problems afford Mma Ramotswe ample opportunity to display her winning blend of insight into others' motivations and an endearingly naïve belief in the best in human nature. Significant, if incremental, developments in the lives of the community Smith has lovingly created over the course of the series will intrigue old fans. Immediately accessible to newcomers, this entry will prompt them to seek out the earlier books. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 02/25/2008
Release date: 04/01/2008
Show other formats
FORMATS
Paperback - 240 pages - 978-0-676-97922-0
Paperback - 214 pages - 978-0-307-27746-6
Paperback - 321 pages - 978-1-59413-318-3
Ebook - 224 pages - 978-0-307-37170-6
Hardcover - 4 pages - 978-1-4055-0352-5
Paperback - 249 pages - 978-0-349-11995-3
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-283-99762-1
Open Ebook - 135 pages - 978-0-307-37719-7
Hardcover - 224 pages - 978-0-676-97921-3
Hardcover - 323 pages - 978-1-59722-719-3
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.