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The Kalahari Typing School for Men (No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency #4)

UK Publisher: Polygon
US Publisher: Pantheon

Mma Ramotswe faces the unexpected and unwelcome appearance in town of a new private detective, Mr Cephas Buthelezi. To ensure she does not lose clients to him, she takes on several cases at once, including those of an errant husband and of a man targeted by ostrich rustlers. Meanwhile, Mma Makutsi has decided to set up a typing school to teach men some useful skills – but Mma Ramotswe fears her secretary is falling under the spell of a man who does not have her best interests at heart…


‘A glorious creation.’ – Mail on Sunday

‘Happiness and quiet wisdom.’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Sparkles with African sunshine and Mma Ramotswe’s wit.’ – Dallas Morning News

‘It’s hard to find fault with such good-natured and pleasurable optimism.’ – Observer

Alexander McCall Smith CBE was born in Zimbabwe in 1948 and educated there and in Scotland. He enjoyed a distinguished...