IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

La Primera Agència de dones detectives (1998)

de Alexander McCall Smith

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaConverses / Mencions
13,239380373 (3.73)2 / 812
This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives. Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witch doctors.… (més)
  1. 40
    The Coroner's Lunch de Colin Cotterill (heidialice)
  2. 41
    Still Life de Louise Penny (bell7)
    bell7: Readers who enjoy Mma Ramotswe's understanding of people may also appreciate Inspector Gamache's methods and insistence that listening to and understanding people solve cases.
  3. 20
    Guia dels ocells de l'Àfrica Oriental de Nicholas Drayson (bookwoman247)
    bookwoman247: Both books have a similar, lighthearted tone, and of course, they have the African setting in common.
  4. 10
    Evolució de la Calpúrnia Tate, l' de Jacqueline Kelly (stevedore)
    stevedore: Similar light-hearted quirky characters and lack of dramatic tension.
  5. 10
    Frangipani de Célestine Hitiura Vaite (jayne_charles)
    jayne_charles: Culturally illuminating with similar feelgood vibe
  6. 10
    Wife of the Gods de Kwei Quartey (-Eva-)
    -Eva-: It's a little more gruesome than McCall Smith's books, but it's a true pageturner!
  7. 10
    Baking Cakes in Kigali de Gaile Parkin (elbakerone)
    elbakerone: Although they take place in different African countries (Smith's Botswana and Parkin's Rwanda), both books have a similar flavor with the leading ladies helping out their neighbors. Throughout their respective stories, each book reveals a bit about the culture and daily life of the country where it takes place.… (més)
  8. 00
    The Case of the Missing Servant de Tarquin Hall (bookmomo)
    bookmomo: Both books are cory mysteries, with different plotlines, in an exotic environment. Nice, comfortable reads
  9. 00
    The Cliff House Strangler de Shirley Tallman (missmaddie)
    missmaddie: Mystery novels filled with woman power!
  10. 00
    Tail of the Blue Bird de Nii Ayikwei Parkes (sanddancer)
  11. 01
    Jana Bibi's Excellent Fortunes de Betsy Woodman (amyblue)
    amyblue: Although Jana Bibi is set in India and No. 1 Ladies detective Agency is set in Botswana, both have a great respect for the local culture but are told from a more western perspective, and both have a cast of quirky characters.
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

Anglès (362)  Suec (5)  Castellà (3)  Alemany (1)  Noruec (1)  Francès (1)  Danès (1)  Neerlandès (1)  Italià (1)  Finès (1)  Totes les llengües (377)
Es mostren 1-5 de 377 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Non ho molto da dire su questo libro perché non mi ha colpito in alcun modo, negativo o positivo che sia.
Trama piacevole anche se non particolarmente appassionante, personaggi che pur tratteggiati in maniera semplicistica risultano vagamente simpatici, ambientazione pittoresca ma stereotipata. Lo stile poi non pervenuto, tanto scorrevole quanto anonimo.
Né bene né male quindi, il trionfo della mediocrità.
Aggiungo solo che viene venduto come giallo ma lo è molto alla lontana, lo definirei piuttosto un ritratto d'ambiente.
Romanzo talmente dimenticabile che paradossalmente l'unico motivo per cui potrebbe rimanermi impresso è per l'indifferenza che mi ha suscitato. ( )
  Lilirose_ | Sep 30, 2022 |
Short, not too mysterious, sweet...not sure I would call this a good detective story but it's a good story anyway. Precious is pleasant and interesting in her thoughts, and I enjoy the simple descriptions of how she sees her world. ( )
  Martialia | Sep 28, 2022 |
The novel introduces the Motswana Mma Precious Ramotswe, who begins the first detective agency in Botswana, in the capital city Gaborone, after her beloved father dies. She hires a secretary and solves cases for her clients.

The novel has different chapters depicting different episodes of Mma Ramotswe and all are really interesting to read. ( )
  prasadkaladi | Aug 30, 2022 |
38. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
published: 1998
format: 235-page paperback (49th printing of a 2002 edition)
acquired: 2017 read: Aug 6-21 time reading: 5:01, 1.3 mpp
rating: 4
genre/style: Mystery theme: none
locations: Batswana
about the author: born in 1948 in Bulawayo in the British colony of Southern Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe). Helped co-found the law school and teach law at the University of Botswana in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Covid, and the medication I used, had some weird aspects on my brain. It led to my first day of not reading after a 300-day streak. It also left my concentration all over. I had days of amazing reading, and days of almost no ability to concentrate. An LT friend left me a note that simply said, "find yourself an old favourite book, or a light and easy one". I took this to hear. I looked around in my isolation room, our guest room, and found this book on the shelf. (It was my daughter's, a book I helped her pick-out when she was looking for mysteries. I had rescued it from her discard pile earlier this summer. She told me she had started it at one time.)

Well, it's actually kind of slow, dwelling on setting, and so my initial response was mixed. I liked it, but it was still difficult for my mindset. But I found I kept coming back to it whenever everything else seemed too difficult. And it provided an enjoyable escape every time. So success. It‘s a nice book, thoughtful in its sort of simple-life wisdom. I‘m not sure I‘ll pursue more books from the series, but I‘m glad I met Mma Ramotswe and read this one.

2022
https://www.librarything.com/topic/342768#7911186 ( )
  dchaikin | Aug 21, 2022 |
Interesting stories within the story. Felt it was a little harder to relate to this book, probably because of the cultural aspects. I didn't love this book, but it was a nice read. ( )
  MBTC | Jul 9, 2022 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 377 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Mma Ramotswe's love of Africa, her wisdom and humor, shine through these pages as she shines her own light on the problems that vex her clients. Images of this large woman driving her tiny white van or sharing a cup of bush tea with a friend or client while working a case linger pleasantly. General audiences will welcome this little gem of a book just as much if not more than mystery readers.
afegit per Lemeritus | editaPublishers Weekly (Aug 27, 2002)
 

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (16 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Smith, Alexander McCallautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Benedict, ClaireNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Carcano, ClaudioTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Carlsson, PederTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kern, ÉlisabethTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
McIntosh, IainIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

Pertany a aquestes sèries

Pertany a aquestes col·leccions editorials

Contingut a

Té l'adaptació

Abreujat a

Té una guia d'estudi per a estudiants

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
This book is for

Anne Gordon-Gillies

in Scotland

and for

Joe and Mimi McKnight

in Dallas, Texas
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Mma Ramotswe had a detective agency in Africa, at the foot of Kgale Hill.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
...was featureless land, cluttered with low thorn trees, on the branches of which there perched the hornbills and the fluttering molopes, with their long, trailing tail feathers. It was a world that seemed to have no end, and that, I think, is what made Africa in those days so different. There was no end to it. A man could walk, or ride, forever, and he would never get anywhere. -Page 15
...every man has a map in his heart of his own country and that the heart will never allow you to forget this map. -Page 18
The problem, of course, was that people did not seem to understand the difference between right and wrong. They needed to be reminded about this, because if you left it to them to work out for themselves, they would never bother. They would just find out what was best for them, and then they would call that the right thing. That’s how most people thought. -Page 35
The Reverend looked down at the ground, which, in her experience, was where people usually looked if they felt truly sorry. The shamelessly unrepentant, she found, always looked up at the sky. -Page 68
If she had listened to her father, if she had listened to the cousin’s husband, she would never have married Note and the years of unhappiness would never have occurred. But they did, because she was headstrong, as everybody is at the age of twenty, and when we simply cannot see, however much we may think we can. The world is full of twenty-year-olds, she thought, all of them blind. -Page 135
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Nota de desambiguació
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
ISBN 1405500018 is the abridged audio book narrated by Adjoa Andoh. Do not combine this edition with the full work.
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

This first novel in Alexander McCall Smith's widely acclaimed The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series tells the story of the delightfully cunning and enormously engaging Precious Ramotswe, who is drawn to her profession to help people with problems in their lives. Immediately upon setting up shop in a small storefront in Gaborone, she is hired to track down a missing husband, uncover a con man, and follow a wayward daughter. But the case that tugs at her heart, and lands her in danger, is a missing eleven-year-old boy, who may have been snatched by witch doctors.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.73)
0.5 7
1 70
1.5 13
2 224
2.5 58
3 885
3.5 238
4 1269
4.5 92
5 770

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

Recorded Books

Una edició d'aquest llibre ha estat publicada per Recorded Books.

» Pàgina d'informació de l'editor

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 177,040,037 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible