Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill

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Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill


Once upon a time in Botswana in Africa there was a little girl who would later grow up to be a famous detective: Precious Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Having already cracked the case of the missing cakes, now she has a new mystery to solve.

Precious has two new friends at school and they have the funniest and most resourceful pet you can imagine. But they are upset that their family’s most valuable possession, their cow, has gone missing. Precious has a plan to find the missing animal but she needs the help of another in her search. Will she succeed and what obstacles will she face on her path? Find out as Alexander McCall Smith tells the story of Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill.

‘This is the story of a girl called Precious. It is also the story of a boy whose name was Pontsho, and of another girl who had a very long name…


‘Once again filled with charming illustrations by Iain McIntosh, as well as a recipe for mouth-watering fat cakes, this is a delightful read for young and old alike.’ – Amazon FIVE star review

‘intriguing, optimistic and witty, as ever, Alexander McCall Smith has excelled again with this lovely quick read about one of his famous heroine Precious’ childhood experiences.’ – Amazon FIVE star review