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Lecat, Lisette

Overview
Works: 105 works in 447 publications in 1 language and 32,407 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction  Domestic fiction  Autobiographies  Romance fiction 
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 )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 2,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In contemporary Botswana, sleuth Precious Ramotswe decides to go against tradition and start her own business--a detective agency. Soon she is in the thick of several perplexing cases
Blue shoes and happiness by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danger hits close to home when a cobra is found in Mma Ramotswe's office. Of less immediate danger, but greater general interest, are the faulty blood pressure measurements being recorded at the local clinic. But perhaps the biggest mystery is why Mma Maku
The Kalahari typing school for men by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,877 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handling a busy case load at The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and contending with an intruder in her home, Mma Ramotswe has plenty on her mind. So when her unfortunate past returns to haunt her, she is happy her husband, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is distracted as well. It seems one of his apprentices at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors has raced off with an older, wealthy woman
The miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,842 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 )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,752 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 )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,746 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
Tea time for the traditionally built by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,739 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 Saturday big tent wedding party by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

19 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,725 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
The good husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,701 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 Undetermined and held by 1,219 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 )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest endearing installment in the bestselling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. Precious Ramotswe is called in to tackle a disciplinary problem at her adopted daughter's local school. Meanwhile, her assistant, Grace Makutsi, is having trouble adjusting to wedded bliss and her friend Mma Potokwane is shockingly dismissed from her position as matron at the orphan farm
The full cupboard of life by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,043 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. Sequel to "The Kalahari typing school for men" (DC29230). Bestseller. 2003. (Precious Ramotswe ; 5). (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series)
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 1,026 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 )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 982 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 Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 846 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. Eventually, she'll have to accept all the help she can get - even if it comes from a completely unexpected source. Bestseller. 2014
Purple hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 806 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 woman who walked in sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With business slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Mma Precious Ramotswe takes a week's vacation, only to find herself helping a young boy named Samuel, all while Mma Makutsi handles a rather complicated case on her own
Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 696 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
The full cupboard of life by Alexander McCall Smith( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious Ramotswe is hired to determine whether several suitors of a wealthy woman are really interested in her, or only in her money, at the same time Mma Ramotswe's fiancé, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, is presented with a frightening request by the pushy matron of the Orphan Farm
 
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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Blue 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 builtThe good husband of Zebra Drive