The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe

The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe

Book - 2014
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Mma Ramotswe has her hands full both at home and in the office. To add to the challenge, her devoted assistant detective, Grace Makutsi, has decided to start her own business, The Handsome Man's Deluxe Cafe. But even "Miss 97 percent" can't quite meet all the challenges of running a business on her own. She'll need to accept all the help she can get - even if it comes from an unexpected source.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfreed A. Knopf Canada, 2014.
ISBN: 9780345808615
Branch Call Number: FIC McCal
Characteristics: 227 pages ; 25 cm.

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DANIEL F HAMMANG
Jul 30, 2018

Can't help myself. It is downright therapeutic to roll easily along with the fine prose of McCall Smith knowing that the only mystery is how Mma Precious Ramotswe, detective par excellence, will resolve the difficulties arising in all directions. The word cosy, when applied to mystery novels, made me turn up my nose for many years. Our author places the very best of our selves in the hands of his protagonists. He makes a world of goodness and light seem within our reach. Fortunately he is prolific...but...more please...more...

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traceyrb
Aug 27, 2017

Another delightful and thoughtful book in this series.

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ApollosRaven
Aug 19, 2016

I find this series a wonderful antidote to the factory-produced mystery/thriller too often touted as outstanding reading...and more often than not, seemingly aimed at manipulating the reader thru new levels of violence to new level of anxiety. Wonderful depth of characterization - it's a pleasure to spend time with Precious and Grace and their friends.

cmlibrary_jrobinson Jul 02, 2016

With his usual bravado and antics, readers will laugh at what he gets up to. Readers of this series will pleased with this addition and newbies will be able to pick up on the series background.

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brangwinn
Oct 26, 2015

I love this comfortable series. I feel like I know these people, and I’ve been invited to share their daily lives. I loved the addition of Grace’s move into the purchase of a café (hence the name of the book) and the addition of Charlie as an assistant in the detective agency. Even if you haven’t been to Africa, you can feel the flow of Africa in this series.

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Liber_vermis
Aug 10, 2015

Another cut-and-paste heart-warming morality tale from its esteemed master. Smith's stories are like chocolates ... the reader knows it's unhealthy (to the brain ... not the heart) to have too many but its hard to stop with the 15th installment.

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randomlyandrea
Jul 23, 2015

Another good and quick read. I have enjoyed every book in this series.

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Thecatlady
Jul 05, 2015

A dose of gentility from another unexpected world. Thoroughly enjoyable.

AuntJane Jun 26, 2015

I was happy to have a new installment from my friends in Botswana at the No1 ladies detective agency!

vicbutterfly Feb 11, 2015

Not my cup of tea. Didn't finish it. I'm glad others like it.....

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