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Tears of the Giraffe

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349116655

Price: £9.99

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The second book in the multi-million copy bestselling No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series

The one where Precious gains a new family

Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is hoping to set up home with Mr J.L.B. Maketoni. But first she must deal with his scheming, misbehaving maid. She also has to confront the most difficult case of her career so far: that of an American who went missing ten years ago, and about whom all leads have long since dried up. Then there are not one, but two sudden additions to Mma’s family . . .

‘One of the most memorable heroines in any modern fiction’ Newsweek

‘Soothing, full of hope’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Delightful’ Evening Standard

‘Enthralling… Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can’t help but love’ USA Today


Smart and sassy... Precious' progress is charted in passages that have the power to amuse or shock or touch the heart, sometimes all at once
Los Angeles Times
Among the greatest comfort-reads of all time
Sunday Times
McCall Smith's satire is as gentle as a warm bath
Sydney Morning Herald
One of the most memorable heroines in any modern fiction
Soothing, full of hope
Sunday Telegraph
Evening Standard
The Miss Marple of Botswana
New York Times Book Review
Enthralling... Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can't help but love
USA Today