Book cover - The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café - Author Alexander McCall Smith

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café

Author Alexander McCall Smith

  • Release Date: 2014-10-28
  • Genre: Women Sleuths
Our score: 4.5
From 176 Ratings

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café Summary

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café - Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.

Over the years Mma Ramotswe has found many lost things, but never before has she been asked to help a woman find herself—until now. A kindhearted brother and sister have taken in a nameless woman with no memory of her own history or how she came to Botswana. It falls to Precious Ramotswe and her new co-director, Grace Makutsi, to discover the woman's identity. Meanwhile, motherhood proves to be no obstacle to Mma Makutsi’s professional success, as she launches a new enterprise of her own: the Handsome Man's De Luxe Café, a restaurant for Gaborone’s most fashionable diners. And next door, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni is forced to make a choice that will directly affect not only Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors, but the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency as well. With sympathy and indefatigable good humor, Mma Ramotswe and her friends see one another through these major changes and discover along the way what true friendship really means.

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café Review

  • Lovely, lovely book.

    By Knitty Piggy
    This is another winner from Alexander McCall Smith. And I think it will become one of my favorites. Written as always, with his usual warmth, and great affection for the people and cultures of Africa. This story made my heart swell with the goodness of its people. Some gentle mysteries, and delightful conclusions. I so appreciate a story that doesn't keep me feeling anxious, the world does that daily. The Number 1 Ladies Detective Agency stories are all gems, and this is one of Smith's finest.
  • The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

    By Nannernet
    This book was another story filled with laughter, joy and surprise. While reading this journey of life for the characters that I have grown to love I also feel the author whispering in my ear " keep reading you'll love what comes next". Not sure who I love more....
  • The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe

    By Vice Dean
    As usual, Alexander McCall Smith has done it again. I feel that I know the characters and thoroughly enjoy the next episodes of their lives. This one was, as always, engaging and provocative. The author doesn't hesitate to question his characters and make them deal with personal challenges. Thank you, Sir, and waiting for the next one.
  • Handsome mans deluxe cafe

    By fiddledeedee4
    My least favorite book in the series. It lacked the charm of the other stories. Have read all the books in the Ladies #1 Detective Agency unfortunately this one failed in its appeal.
  • He does it again

    By TyraBan
    Great book. Refreshing to read.