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The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith (September 2017)

The House of Unexpected Sisters by Alexander McCall Smith (September 2017)At Botswana's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are intrigued by the troubling dismissal of an employee at a thriving local business.  The ladies proceed with investigations as they are inclined to do - with Mma Makutsi's customary vigour, and Mme Ramotswe's rather more subtle caution.

While Mma Makutsi's focus, as self-appointed Principal Investigating Officer, is firmly on the case, Mma Ramotswe's attention is diverted by personal matters.  Not only has her disgraced ex-husband reappeared in town, but she has stumbled on an unsettling family secret of her own - one that might threaten what she holds closest to her heart.

As Precious contemplates this painful possibility, she must draw on her strength and compassion.  And for both Mma Makutsi and Mma Ramotswe, the wise words of their mentor Clovis Andersen - 'the needle swings in confusing ways' - have never been more prescient ...

 
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