Blue Shoes and Happiness

Blue Shoes and Happiness

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There is considerable excitement at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe's office. Then a nurse from a local clinic reveals that faulty blood-pressure readings are being recorded. And Botswana has a new advice columnist, Aunty Emang, whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe's taste. All this means a lot of work for our heroine and her assistant, Grace Makutsi. But there's trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi's own life. When Phuti Radiphuti misses their customary dinner date, she begins to wonder if he is having second thoughts about their engagement. And while Mma Makutsi may be able to buy that fashionably narrow (and uncomfortable) pair of blue shoes, it may not buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she'll find in the simpler things--in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the road.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2006
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781400075713
9780375422720
0375422722
Characteristics: 227 p. ; 22 cm

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Aimee M Trudel
Feb 27, 2020

no. 7 of 21

bibliosara Dec 05, 2019

Mma Romatswe considers a diet, a game reserve is overcome by superstition and fear, and Mma Makutsi finds herself in hot water in the seventh entry to the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. Like always, Mma Romatswe welcomes the reader into her home and heart in a way that makes one want to visit Botswana just to find her. Full of culture, heart, and humor, Blue Shoes and Happiness leaves me anxiously anticipating the next book.

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lilypad_1
Aug 24, 2019

A delightful read, in order to catch readers up there is a lot of repetition from the other books but the characters are insightful, the interactions are lovely and Botswana sounds like paradise.

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sgcf
Feb 28, 2018

This installment in the series is another openhearted reminder of the slower, kinder Botswana culture …a kind of sanctuary from the crazy-paced Western culture. Characteristic of McCall Smith’s blueprint, the simple “mysteries” are a vehicle for the character studies which reveal their life philosophies and human values. An agreeable read.

CMLibrary_jrobinson Jul 06, 2016

Mma Ramotswe is a detective, wife, and mother in Botswana. In this 7th installment of the series, she is juggling many cases and issues including blackmail and possible medical fraud. Humor and believable characters make this an engaging book.

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jvanderg
Sep 25, 2012

Each book in this series is as delicious as Mma Potokwane's fruit cake. Feel good books.

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goofy
Mar 18, 2012

This book was alright. I was a little bored at times, but Smith does an excellent job in bringing life to story with his descriptions.

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vwruleschick
Nov 04, 2011

As the series goes, Mma Ratowse and Makutsi are always up to their detective and office work with the help of their friends. Blackmail, witches' curse, doctor's fraud and other challenges are presented, with interesting ways they figure out what needs to be done and left alone. Easy read.

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ECC
Jul 29, 2011

I found that there was something a little different about this one from the previous ones in the series. Still a great read full of witty comments and interesting cases.

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jbeckber
Aug 15, 2008

A light and fun read. Liked the concentration on Mma Ramotswe's assistant.

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