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Lecat, Lisette

Overview
Works: 128 works in 527 publications in 1 language and 32,911 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Novels  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Autobiographies 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: PR6063.C326, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lisette Lecat
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 3,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series continues, Precious Ramotswe is having some financial problems, so her fiancé, Mr. Matekoni, teams his business with hers. What Precious finds, though, is that her fiancé is the one who needs help. With all this going on, will she have time to focus on her new clients?--
The full cupboard of life by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaborone, Botswana. A wealthy woman hires Precious Ramotswe, head of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, to investigate the sincerity of several potential husbands. Precious resolves not only her client's quandary but also her own fiancé's reluctance to marry.--
Blue shoes and happiness by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First a cobra appears in Precious Ramotswe's office; then a nurse from the medical clinic reveals to Mma Ramotswe about faulty blood-pressure readings being recorded there. Later, it looks as though Aunty Emang, the advice columnist in the local newspaper, may not be what she seems.--
The Kalahari typing school for men by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleuth Precious Ramotswe is asked to locate two women, her assistant starts a typing school for men, and the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency gets a competitor when a new agency opens
In the company of cheerful ladies by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readers everywhere have been captivated by the New York Times best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, from award-winning wit Alexander McCall Smith. Mma Ramotswe is very busy. She has a full caseload at the agency, there's been an intruder in her home, and her unfortunate past has returned to haunt her. Maybe it's a good thing her husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is too distracted to notice. For it seems one of his apprentices has run off with an older woman!
The miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Precious Ramotswe travels to a game reserve to investigate the death of an American tourist, trouble brews back home. Mma Makutsi launches the Complaint Half Hour, providing herself a forum for her grievances. And Precious' dependable husband Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni suddenly decides to mortgage his auto repair shop
Tears of the giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma "Precious" Ramotswe is now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, the kind owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. This new development provokes a hostile reaction from Mr. Matekoni's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the engagement. Despite all this, duty calls, and Mma Ramotswe is asked to help find an American woman's son who has been missing in Africa for 10 years
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the Okavango Delta to visit a safari lodge beset by unexplained events. There they are awestruck by the breathtaking scenery, but also troubled by the region's many difficulties--not the least of which is the occasional grumpy hippopotamus
The Saturday big tent wedding party by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

18 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While both Precious Ramotswe and Grace Makutsi are puzzled by prophetic dreams, life goes on at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. Precious finds herself investigating a case of rural jealousy, while Grace inches closer to her wedding
Tea time for the traditionally built by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When she asks her husband to fix her tiny white van, Precious Ramotswe fears he might just sell the vehicle and buy her something more modern, which he promptly does. Since this simply will not do, Precious sets to tracking the car down, only to learn it has already been stolen from the new owner. Recovery is further hampered when the proprietor of a local football team caught up in an epic losing streak suspects he may have a traitor in the ranks
The good husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the life of Mma Ramotswe--a woman duly proud of her fine traditional build--there is rarely a dull moment, and in her newest round of adventures, challenges and intrigues, the same certainly holds true. But one thing above all else is keeping her occupied--her estimable husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni. He has been hinting for some time now that he intends to do something special for their adopted daughter, Motholeli, and it seems that the time for this good deed has come. Of course, good deed or not, his plan is bound to hit some snags. And that's when he will undoubtedly consider himself doubly--perhaps even triply--lucky to be married to the ever-resoueceful, ever-understanding Precious Ramotswe
Scribbling the cat : [travels with an African soldier] by Alexandra Fuller( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scribbling the Cat chronicles Fuller's journey through Africa's war-torn history with a battle-scarred veteran of the Rhodesian war. What emerges is a gripping portrait of men who struggle every day with the sins they cannot forget
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

25 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe's attention is focused on a pesky disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's school--while Grace Makutsi adjusts to wedded bliss and the famed Clovis Andersen arrives in Botswana looking for more than bush tea
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller( )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a memoir of a childhood spent in the middle of the Rhodesian Civil War of the 1970s. Fuller was the daughter of unconventional, white, English-bred parents, brought to black Africa at the age of two. Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, and with it, the author survived family tragedies and outbursts of bloody revolution
Reading Lolita in Tehran : [a memoir in books] by Azar Nafisi( Recording )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Azar Nafisi's dream and of the nightmare that made it come true. For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. They were all former students whom she had taught at university. They were unaccustomed to being asked to speak their minds, but soon they began to open up and to speak more freely, not only about the novels they were reading but also about themselves, their dreams and disappointments. Nafisi's account flashes back to the early days of the revolution, when she first started teaching at the University of Tehran amid the swirl or protests and demonstrations. Azar Nafisi's tale offers a fascinating portrait of the Iran-Iraq war viewed from Tehran and gives us a rare glimpse, from the inside, of women's lives in revolutionary Iran
The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious Ramotswe is asked to help the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, who is having trouble with her business. The salon has suffered some unfortunate events, including face cream that burns the skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business? Meanwhile, on the home front, Grace Makutsi is going to have a baby. But in Botswana--a land where family has always been held above all else but which is on the crossroads between old and new--this may be cause for as much controversy as celebration
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to her current challenges, her devoted partner, Grace Makutsi, has decided to branch out on her own and open The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 Per Cent" can't quite meet all the demands of running a business--not to mention those that a lightning strike makes on her building. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get--even if it comes from a completely unexpected source
Purple hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although her father is greatly respected in their community, 15-year-old Kambili knows a frighteningly stricket and abusive side to this man. In many ways, she and her family lead a privileged life, but Kambili and her brother Jaja are often punished for failing to meet their father's expectations. After visiting her aunt and cousins, Kambili dreams of being part of a loving family
The house of unexpected sisters by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Precious Ramotswe learns valuable lessons about first impressions and forgiveness in this latest installment of the beloved and best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi are approached by their part-time colleague, Mr. Polopetsi, with a troubling story: a woman, accused of being rude to a valued customer, has been wrongly dismissed from her job at an office furniture store. Never one to let an act of injustice go unanswered, Mma Ramotswe begins to investigate, but soon discovers unexpected information that causes her to reluctantly change her views about the case. Other surprises await our intrepid proprietress in the course of her inquiries. Mma Ramotswe is puzzled when she happens to hear of a local nurse named Mingie Ramotswe. She thought she knew everybody by the name of Ramotswe, and that they were all related. Who is this mystery lady? Then, she is alerted by Mma Potokwani that an unpleasant figure from her past has recently been spotted in town. Mma Ramotswe does her best to avoid the man, but it seems that he may have returned to Botswana specifically to seek her out. What could he want from her? With the generosity and good humor that guide all her endeavors, Mma Ramotswe will untangle these questions for herself and for her loved ones, ultimately bringing to light important truths about friendship and family--both the one you're born with and the one you choose"--
Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious Ramotswe and her chief associate co-director, Grace Makutsi, have worked together for many years. Together, they have solved numerous complex cases, seeing eye to eye on most professional matters. When a Canadian woman invokes their help in recovering memories of her early childhood in Botswana, differences of opinion arise between the two firm friends, and diplomacy is called for
 
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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The full cupboard of lifeBlue shoes and happinessThe Kalahari typing school for menIn the company of cheerful ladiesThe miracle at Speedy MotorsTears of the giraffeThe Double Comfort Safari ClubTea time for the traditionally built
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English (310)