Grace Makutsi and Phuti Radiphuti are building the house of their dreams, but their builder is not completely on the up and up. Can the No. Together, Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi, and their teacher-turned-colleague help right this injustice and in the process discover something new about being a good detective.
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As always, Mr. Matekoni will offer wise counsel, Mma Makutsi will weigh in with her opinions, and Mma Potokwane will be there with her welcome fruit cake. But in the end it will be up to Mma Ramotswe to reflect on love, family, and the nature of men and women in order to resolve family dramas and remind everyone about all the good things they have in life—so many, in fact, that it would take far too long to count them. The Talented Mr. Varg: A Detective Varg Novel 2. Book 2. In the second installment in the best-selling Detective Varg Novels, Ulf and his team investigate a notorious lothario--a wolf of a man whose bad reputation may, much to his chagrin, be all bark and no bite.
The Department of Sensitive Crimes, renowned for taking on the most obscure and irrelevant cases, led by Ulf Varg, their best detective, is always prepared to take on an investigation, no matter how complex. So when Ulf is approached by the girlfriend of Trig Oloffson, who claims her beau the infamous bad boy of Swedish letters is being blackmailed, Ulf is determined to help.
It turns out that this wild bear of a man may be more of a teddy. And while Swedes are notoriously tolerant, finding out that their beloved rough and tumble ink slinger is more likely to use a pen than a sword. Even for the Swedish. The case requires all of Ulf's concentration, but he finds himself distracted by his brother's questionable politics and meteoric rise within the Moderate Extremist Party and by his own constant attraction to his married co-worker Anna. When Ulf is then tasked with looking into a group of dealers exporting wolves that seem decidedly domestic, it will require all of his team's investigative instincts and dogged persistence to put these matters to bed.
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Flag as inappropriate. It syncs automatically with your account and allows you to read online or offline wherever you are. Please follow the detailed Help center instructions to transfer the files to supported eReaders. Continue the series. See more. The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon. Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew.
The opening of her new salon has been shadowed by misfortune. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, at the office, Mma Ramotswe has noticed something different about Grace Makutsi lately. Though Mma Makutsi has mentioned nothing, it has become clear that she is pregnant. But in Botswana—a land where family has always been held above all else—this may be cause for controversy as well as celebration. With genuine warmth, sympathy, and wit, Alexander McCall Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives.
This is the fourteenth installment in the series. This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide. It was somebody quite different, somebody she sensed was from a long way away. But who could that be? Mma Ramotswe did not really know anybody from a long way away, unless one counted Francistown or Maun, where she knew a number of people. But those towns, although several hundred miles from Gaborone, are both in Botswana, and nowhere in Botswana was the abode of strangers.
That was because Botswana, to those who lived there, was home, and familiar, and comfortable, and no place in such a country will seem far away. No, this man under the tree was from somewhere outside the country, and that was unusual and puzzling and would have to be thought about at some length. Mma Makutsi looked up from the envelope that she was in the process of slitting open. She thought that she understood what Mma Makutsi meant but was not quite sure. Her assistant had a habit of making enigmatic remarks, and this, she suspected, was one such remark.
He tells me about them and I explain what they mean. She lowered her voice. It is very strange. She thought of new marriages as being rather like those shy, delicate flowers one sees on the edge of the Kalahari; so small that one might miss them altogether, so vulnerable that a careless step might crush their beauty. The topic had now been broached, and Mma Makutsi pursued it enthusiastically. It should be very obvious, even to a person who does not know much about dreams, or other things, for that matter. You can say to them, I know what that dream means.
It is very clear. Do any dreams make sense, or are they just like.
Maybe they are clouds in our mind, Mma; maybe that is what they are. They say that men think only of that, all day. That shows you what men think about—or at least, young men. I do not think that Mr. Matekoni has thoughts like that in his head all day.
I do not think that, Mma. The meaning of a dream about beds is very simple. It means that you are tired.
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It means that you need more sleep. Then, with some degree of relief, she smiled. That must be what such a dream means. That does not mean that you are tired. A dream about a dining-room table means that you are hungry. I think that is very obvious. She would wait, she decided; if one kept bringing forward the time at which one had tea, then the period after teatime would become far too long.
Tea had to be taken at the right time; if anything was clear, it was that. She decided to steer the conversation back to her own dream. Was I giving him enough to eat, I wondered? I believe in demand feeding. I always leave some food out in the kitchen so that Phuti can pick up a snack if he feels hungry. There are other women who believe that you should only feed your husband at set times, so that he gets used to it.
But I am not one of those women, Mma. I leave food out.
The conversation, although potentially sensitive, had proved to be more amusing than anything else, and she knew that it could drift on indefinitely. It was her own dream that had started it, and it was to her dream that she now returned. There can be no doubt about that.