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Lecat, Lisette

Overview
Works: 107 works in 420 publications in 1 language and 32,675 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Autobiographies  Detective and mystery radio programs  Drama 
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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 witchdoctors
The full cupboard of life by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe has been engaged to Mr. J.L.B Matekoni for quite some time, and still they have no weeding date. But she doesn't want to be too pushy, for Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni has much on his mind. Mma Potokwani, who runs the orphan farm, has tricked him into a parachute jump to benefit charity
The miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,766 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
In the company of cheerful ladies by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,764 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 Kalahari typing school for men by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,747 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
Tears of the giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,678 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 Saturday big tent wedding party by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 1,643 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
Morality for beautiful girls by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,556 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
Tea time for the traditionally built by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 1,438 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
Scribbling the cat : [travels with an African soldier] by Alexandra Fuller( )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man known as K is a banana farmer and born-again Christian. He is also touched by a deep sadness and haunted by the bloodshed of his past. Fuller and K travel from Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) to Mozambique, visiting scenes of unthinkable violence and meeting other war veterans with terrible stories to share. What emerges is a gripping portrait of men who struggle every day to cope with the sins they can never forget
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,102 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
Blue shoes and happiness by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,070 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
Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhood by Alexandra Fuller( )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 971 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 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From 1995-97 in Iran, Azar Nafisi gathered with seven of her former students, all young women, to read and discuss forbidden works of Western literature. Reserved at first, the women soon learned to speak their minds and share their repressed dreams
The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 869 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 Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 848 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
Blue shoes and happiness by Alexander McCall Smith( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precious Ramotswe and her assistant, Grace Makutsi, investigate local advice columnist Aunty Emang, who may be linked to trouble at a local medical clinic and the cobra that somehow ended up in Precious's office
The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 839 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
The Double Comfort Safari Club by R. Alexander MacCall Smith( )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mma Ramotswe and Mma Makutsi travel to the north of Botswana, to the stunning Okavango Delta, to visit a safari lodge where there have been several unexplained and troubling events--including the demise of one of the guests
 
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
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The full cupboard of lifeThe miracle at Speedy MotorsIn the company of cheerful ladiesThe Kalahari typing school for menTears of the giraffeMorality for beautiful girlsThe good husband of Zebra DriveTea time for the traditionally built
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