Order of No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Books
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is a series of mystery novels by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith. The series is set in Botswana and the main protagonist is Mma Precious Ramotswe. The series covers a lot of issues, including women in traditional and non-traditional occupations, rural life, religion, depression and AIDS. It has been adapted into a radio series and a TV series.
The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency began in 1998 with a novel of the same name. The series contains over a dozen novels, with a new novel coming out most years. Below is a list of Alexander McCall Smith’s No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):
Publication Order of No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Books
Publication Order of No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Collections
Publication Order of Precious Ramotswe Children’s Books
|Precious and the Monkeys||(2010)|
|Precious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill||(2012)|
|The Great Cake Mystery||(2012)|
|Precious and the Mystery of the Missing Lion||(2013)|
|Precious and the Zebra Necklace||(2015)|
Chronological Order of Precious Ramotswe Children’s Books
The Great Cake Mystery is the first book in the Precious Ramotswe series, chronologically.
Notes: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies was also published as The Night-Time Dancer. The Great Cake Mystery, a novella for younger readers, was also published as Precious and the Puggies (translated into Scots) and Precious and the Monkeys in English.