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March's Must-Reads: Mystery, Romance, and Thrills Await!

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Blue Shoes and Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith

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The Man with the Silver Saab, July 2021
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The Uncommon Appeal Of Clouds, November 2012
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Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, May 2009
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The Miracle at Speedy Motors, April 2008
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The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, April 2007
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The Right Attitude to Rain, September 2006
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Blue Shoes and Happiness, April 2006
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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies, March 2006
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Friends, Lovers and Chocolate, September 2005
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The Sunday Philosophy Club, July 2005
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, July 2005
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44 Scotland Street, June 2005
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In the Company of Cheerful Ladies:, April 2005
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The Full Cupboard of Life, January 2005
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Portuguese Irregular Verbs, December 2004
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Finer Points of Sausage Dogs, December 2004
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At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances, December 2004
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Heavenly Date: And Other Flirtations, September 2004
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The Kalahari Typing School for Men, March 2004
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Morality for Beautiful Girls, November 2002
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Blue Shoes and Happiness
Alexander McCall Smith

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #7
Pantheon
April 2006
On Sale: October 23, 2012
240 pages
ISBN: 0375422722
EAN: 9780375422720
Kindle: B000OI0G20
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Mystery Woman Sleuth

A cobra has been found in Precious Ramotswe’s office. Then a nurse from a local medical clinic reveals that faulty blood–pressure readings are being recorded there. And Botswana has a new advice columnist, Aunty Emang, whose advice is rather curt for Mma Ramotswe’s taste.

All this means a lot of work for our heroine and her inestimable assistant, Grace Makutsi, and they are, of course, up to the challenge. But there’s trouble brewing in Mma Makutsi’s own life. When Phuti Radiphuti misses their customary dinner date, she begins to wonder if he is having second thoughts about their engagement. And while Mma Makutsi may be able to buy that fashionably narrow (and uncomfortable) pair of blue shoes, it may not buy her the happiness that Mma Ramotswe promises her she’ll find in the simpler things—in contentment with the world and enough tea to smooth over the occasional bumps in the road.

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