Alexander McCall Smith is a professor of medical law at Edinburgh University. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He is the author of more than fifty books: novels, stories, children's books, and specialized titles such as Forensic Aspects of Sheep. He lives in Scotland.
Mr. Buthelezi threatens Mma "Precious" Ramotswe's status as the only detective in Botswana when he opens the Satisfaction Guaranteed Detective Agency in this fourth title of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series. Her wisdom and common sense help solve both the cases of one of Mr. Buthelezi's dissatisfied customers and one involving her assistant, Mma Grace Makutsi, whose ingenuity drives the opening of the Kalahari Typing School for Men. Lisette Lecat's clearly understood accent adds ambience to this sure-to-be-popular recording. Highly recommended.-Sandy Glover, West Linn P.L., OR Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
"Spare and neatly crafted, The Kalahari Typing School for
Men sparkles with African sunshine and Mma Ramotswe's wit."
--The Dallas Morning News "The Kalahari Typing School for
Men [is] simply charming in the extreme. . . . This
series' huge appeal lies in its mannerly folk wisdom and wry,
gentle humor, full of wit, nuance and caring. It's an oasis in a
genre that too often seems a desert of violence and inhumanity."
--Chicago Sun-Times "This loosely woven novel is as beguiling as
Alexander McCall Smith's earlier books about the No. 1 Ladies'
Detective Agency. His prose is deceptively simple, with a gift for
evoking the earth and sky of Africa." --The Seattle Times "Get
your hands on one of the mysteries from The No. 1 Ladies' Detective
Agency series.... Each book is a thinly disguised love letter...to
the people and culture of Southern Africa. A great escape."