Tears of the Giraffe
By Alexander McCall Smith
Read by Adjoa Andoh
Adjoa Andoh is a TV, theatre and radio actor whose credits include Casualty and Eastenders. She has worked extensively for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service and has been a member of the RSC. She is the reader for all five Mma Ramotswe audiobooks.
THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, McCall Smith's second audiobook, takes us further into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring situations ...
Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the challenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Indeed, Mma Ramotswe's own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma's secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales.
* TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE was selected as one of the GUARDIAN's top ten 'Fiction Paperbacks of the Year, 2000
Alexander McCall Smith is a Professor of Medical Law as well as the author of over 50 books from FORENSIC ASPECTS OF SLEEP to THE CRIMINAL LAW OF BOTSWANA, THE PERFECT HAMBURGER (for children) to PORTUGUESE IRREGULAR VERBS (short stories).
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01 Feb 2007
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This is a superior piece of detective fiction, written in simple, direct but effective prose. — Edinburgh REVIEW
Where 'The No. 1 Ladies — Detective Agency’
was brilliant, 'Tears of the Giraffe', the second in the series is sublime. — John Leland, Femaledetective.com
I was enchanted by the character of Precious Ramotswe and the sly humour of Alexander McCall Smith's writing, his deft evocation of a culture — - Anthony Minghella ** 'So elegant and understated is the author's style that the novel seems to transcend age’