The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Alexander McCall Smith
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith
At the cours of the story, MmaRotswana meets a lot of diferent andinterestering people in a lot of diferentan intersesting adventures.
Chapter 1 The daddy
This chapter begins with the decription of TheNo. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. It's in the footof Kgale Hill, and it have a tiny white van, twodesk, two chairs, a typewriter, a teapot andthree cups. Mma Rotswana starts this bussineswith the money of her death father
One of the first clients of Mma Ramotswe was Happy Bapetsi. She was a maiden women, without parents. She eraned a lot of money and she had a nice house. She vas happy until her missing father arrived at the house saying that he was her father. At first all went well, but after few weeks, he began to be unbearable and bossy. This was the reason that she came to believe that this men wasn't her father. For check that this was true, she came to No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. After explain her problem to Mma Ramotswe, the woman detective begins to thought wath could she did, and she had an idea. She went to Happy Bapetsi's home and found the father in his bedroom. She was wearing the clothes of a nurs, and she said that Happy had been in a car accident and that she needed a lot of the right kind of blood, and that he had this kind of blood. Than he said that he wasn't her father, and he leave de house.
Chapter 2 Note Makoti
In this chapter, Mma Ramotsweexplains her life.
She grew up in Mochudi, with her father and his cousin. She was very kind. and sheand Precious(Mma Rotswana) become very good friends. But one day, the cousin gotmarried and went the house. Eight years later, Mma Rotswana went to the home ofher cousin and began to work in the bus company of her husband. She knew NoteMakoti in one of her travels to Mochudi, for visit her father. He was a musician, andfour weeks later, they married. But he was a bad man, and he hit she. But she didn'tleft him because she was pregnan. One day, he come not to home, and Preciousnever saw him anymore. The child died.
Chapter 3 The missing husband
In this chapter, MmaRamotswe explain de beginingof the Agency and her new life.
With the money of her death father, Precious bought a newhous and a new bussines. It was very small and poor, but witha lot of painting and a table and cahirs, seemed better. Sherecived a secretary, Mma Makutsi, and her first client wasMma Malatsi. Sha was a women with a missing husband. Aftersearch him for two days, she discovers that Peter Malatsi hadbeen eaten by a caiman.
Chapter 4 The teacher's letter
In this chapter, Precious recives aletter from Ernest Molai Pakotai, ateacher.
Mma Ramotswe recives a letter from ateacher from a small school. In the letter, theteacher explained that he had a missing son,and he asked she for help. But she can't donothing.
Chapter 5 The boyfriend
In this chapter, Precious is worriedbecause she wasn't earned moneywith her bussines, but then sherecived a call of one of the richest menof Botswana.
Mr Paliwalar Patel thinks that his daughter, Nandrina,had a boyfriend, but he wasn't sure. The work ofPrecious was follow she and see the boy, Jack, but shediscovered that she hadn't a boyfriend, becauseNandrina said it. But it was probably a lie, because oneyear after this, Mma Ramotswe saw Nadrina with a guy.She introduced him, and his name was Jack.
Chapter 6 The Stolen Car
In this chapter, Mma Ramotswericived a new client: MmaPekwane
Mma Pekwane, when she arrived to the agency, seemed verynervous and the reason was that she believed that her husbandhad stolen a car. For check that it was true, Precious asked forhelp from his friend Mr JLB Matekoni, who was a mechanic,and he said that the cars usually had a number somewhere inthe car, and with this number, they could find his real owner.Then, Mma Ramotswe anf her friend, went to Mma Pekwane'shome and stealed the car for return it to his real owner. At theend of this chapter, Mrs JLB Matekoni asked Mma Ramotsweto married, but she said that she would like anymore getmarried with anyone.
Chapter 7 A missing finger
In this chapter, Preciousrecived a new work from herold friend Hector Lapodise
Hector Lapodise was the owner of one of the factories in Gaborone,and he had a problem: one of his former employed, SolomonMoretsi, had a lawyer, and it had send a letter to Hector. In thisletter, the lawyer said that Solomon had an accident in the factori: hehad cut his finger and in the hospital, the finger was cut off, and hewanted four thousand pula. But Hector was lying, because he hadmiss his finger three years ago. But it was not the only time he lied,because he had do the same three time with differents bussines. Hewas not a bad person, because he wanted money for his ill sister.
Chapter 8 The bone
In this chapter, Precious went tosee Mrs JLB Matekoni, aftermany days without speak withhim. But her friend was veryworried.
Mrs Matekoni was a mechanic, and he had to repair a car that had been in an accident. Inside the box in front of the passenger seat he found a little bag. Inside the bag was a small bone, a piece of skin and a woodle bottle....the medicine of a witchdoctorand Precious and her friend believed that the missing son of the teacher was stolen by a witchdoctor. Mma Ramotswe decided that she checked the bone, and after visit a doctor, she discovered that the bone was from the finger of a child. The problem was that the car where Mrs JLB Matekoni found the little bag was of Charlie Gotso, a very dangerous and important person in Botswana, and Princes and her frind couldn't do nothing. But Mma Ramotswe had an idea: JRS had to break the car window and then telephoned Charli Gotso for tell him about the window. Then, Charlie sent a men for see the car. But the man searched in the box where was the bag. But the bag was in Precious home. Then, Mrs JRS Matekoni said that he knowed a detective lady, Precious. Gotso tell to Precious for ask for her help. When Precious meet Gotso, she brang the bag in her hands. Gotso was very gratefull, and he said where lived the owner of the bag, the witchdoctor.
Chapter 9 The Careless doctor
In this chapter, Precious recive acall from a old friend, Dr Maketsi.She would like found the child, buther obligation was work in heragency .
Her friend was a doctor in the Princes Marina Hospital, and he vasvery worried with one of his young doctors, Dr Kamoti. Sometimes,he was a very nice doctor, but other times he was very worst. Afterfollowed him, Mma Ramotswe dicovered that Dr Kamoti had a twinbrother; one was a very nice doctor, but the other was a very baddoctor. Sometimes, the nice doctor was working in the hospita, butsometimes in a other clinic, and the worst doctor too. At the end,Mma Ramotswe and Dr Maketsi telephoned the police.
Chapter 10 The witchdocotr's wife
In this chapter, Mma Ramotswework in the problem of the stolenson
Precious went to the witchdoctor home, but shefound his wife. She said where the child was, andtogether went to search him. He was working in afarm for two Basarwa. She brang him to herparents.
This book, starts with de description ofMma Precious Ramotswe, the protagonistof the story, and her detective agency. Inthis introduction also explains the autor'slife and wath gave him the idea for writethis book.
Mma Precious Ramotswe andher detective agency
When we start to listen this book, we can read howis Mma Ramotswe. She is a very kind andwarmhearted African lady.
Mma Ramotswe have the most succesful and famousdetective agency in Botswana, and she solves a lot of difficultand dangerous problems(with the help of Mma Makutsi and MrJLB Matekoni).
The writer of this book is Alexander MacCallSmith. He was born in Zimbabwe, but he nowlives in Scotland. He likes writing about Africa.He writes this book when he saw a lady runningafter a chicken.