Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
In this installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness.
Mr. Polopetsi tells Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi a troubling story about a woman who has been wrongly dismissed from her job. Never one to let an injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but she soon discovers that the case is more complicated than she initially suspected.
Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress. Mma Ramotswe happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she finds out that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town.
With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family—both the one you’re born with and the one you choose.
About the Author
ALEXANDER McCALL SMITH is the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels and of a number of other series and stand-alone books. His works have been translated into more than forty languages and have been best sellers throughout the world. He lives in Scotland.
Praise for The House of Unexpected Sisters:
“Perhaps one of the author’s most charming books on the topic of Precious Ramotswe.” —The Washington Times
“There is no end to the pleasure that may be extracted from these books.” —The New York Times Book Review “Longtime fans of the series will feel as if they've come home again.” —Booklist (Starred Review)
Praise for Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series:
“An oasis. . . . Full of wit, nuance, and caring.” —Chicago Sun-Times “McCall Smith explores diverse matters of the heart. . . . Vibrantly appealing. . . . A respite from the rush and worries of daily life.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch “Entrancing. . . . A tapestry of extraordinary nuance and richness.” —The Wall Street Journal
“Smart and sassy . . . [with] the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once.” —Los Angeles Times “Enthralling. . . . Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can’t help but love.” —USA Today “The best, most charming, honest, hilarious, and life-affirming books to appear in years.” —The Plain Dealer