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Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe

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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 1st February 2007

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781405502917

Reviews

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’