Anchor No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #21 How to Raise an Elephant
Anchor No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #21 How to Raise an Elephant

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #21 How to Raise an Elephant

By Alexander McCall Smith


Publication Date: September 7, 2021

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In this installment of the cherished No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Mma Ramotswe finds herself in the unique position of needing to find a home for one of Charlie’s pet projects: a peewee pachyderm. As always, she will rise to the occassion.

Precious Ramotswe loves her dependable old van. Yes, it sometimes takes a bit longer to get going now, and it has developed some quirks over the years, but it has always gotten the job done. This time, though, Charlie might be asking too much of it, for when he borrows the beloved vehicle, he returns it damaged. And, to make matters worse, the interior seems to have acquired an earthy smell that even Precious can’t identify.

But the olfactory issue is not the only mystery that needs solving. Mma Ramotswe is confronted by a distant relative, Blessing, who asks for help with an ailing cousin. The help requested is of a distinctly pecuniary nature, which makes both Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni and Mma Makutsi suspicious. And there is no peace at home, either, as the new neighbors are airing their marital grievances rather loudly. Still, Mma Ramotswe is confident that the solutions to all of these difficulties are there to be discovered—as long as she is led by kindness, grace, and logic and can rely on the counsel of her friends and loved ones.

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.

Author Residence: Edinburgh, Scotland

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 256 pages

Publisher: Anchor

Publication Date: September 7, 2021

ISBN: 9780593310953

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