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Lecat, Lisette

Overview
Works: 126 works in 494 publications in 1 language and 32,980 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 )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 3,218 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
The full cupboard of life by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,929 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
Blue shoes and happiness by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,902 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 Makutsi's fiancé has missed their usual dinner date. Is he discontented? And if so, will cramming her feet into a pair of fashionable blue shoes help Mma Makutsi find happiness?
The Kalahari typing school for men by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,847 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 )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are some important changes in the life of Botswana's original female private investigator, the ever-charming Precious Ramotswe. Finally wedded to J.L.B. Matekoni, she can now address the surplus of interesting cases that have been piling up!
The miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vrouwelijke detective in Botswana ontvangt anonieme dreigbrieven en een verzoek om familieleden van een jonge vrouw op te sporen
Tears of the giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 1,726 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 )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,724 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 )

16 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 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 )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,685 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 )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,662 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 1,202 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 in 2012 in English and held by 1,123 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 1,006 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 )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 960 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 Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 854 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( )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 796 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
Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 738 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 woman who walked in sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Business is slow at the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, so slow in fact that for the first time in her estimable career Precious Ramotswe has reluctantly agreed to take a holiday. The promise of a week of uninterrupted peace is short-lived, however, when she meets a young boy named Samuel, a troublemaker who is himself in some trouble. Once she learns more about Samuel's sad story, Mma Ramotswe feels compelled to step in and help him find his way out of a bad situation
 
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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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