Reader recommendation: The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café

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In The Handsome Man’s De Luxe Café, the 15th novel in his "No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency" series, Alexander McCall Smith continues – ever so gently – to expose his characters’ foibles and yet resolve sticky situations. He reminds his readers that ideas to solve their problems can come at unexpected times, and he offers good counsel, such as “Anger is no more than a salt that we rub into our wounds.”

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