The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection is published today!

Date Published: 29th March 2012

The arrival of a new No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency book is always reason to celebrate – and with the paperback of The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party released on the same day, then there’s double the reason to be excited . . .

To find out more about the new novel click here, but here’s Alexander McCall Smith’s own summary of what lies in store for fans:

‘The Limpopo Academy of Private Investigation’ features the visit of an extremely important person – a hero, as it happens, of our two heroines. This is a great treat for the ladies as they have much to say to him. And he, it transpires, has things to tell them too. And as for the apprentices, I’m sorry to say that Fanwell gets himself into deep water, which is extremely unfair, as if anybody deserves to get into trouble it must be Charlie.’

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And if you still have to catch up with the previous title in the series (in which Mma Makutsi’s big day approaches), then now is the perfect time  – with the paperback also published today!