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Tears of the Giraffe - Alexander McCall Smith
Tears of the Giraffe
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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 book, takes us further into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring... show more
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 book, 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780349116655 (0349116652)
Publisher: Abacus
Pages no: 217
Edition language: English
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (#2)
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DanySpike
DanySpike rated it
2.5 Tears of the Giraffe (N°1 Ladies' Detective Agency #2) - Alexander McCall Smith
I really liked the first book in this series, so I had high hopes for this one. Unfortunately, I found it a bit dull until the last third. The solutions of each case felt too unrealistic, even for Mma. Ramotswe's standards and I felt the only interesting parts were the ending and the promotion of Mm...
Dee's Blog Blog
Dee's Blog Blog rated it
2.0 Tears of the Giraffe (No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency)
ehhh...decided that I am underwhelmed by this series - probably won't continue
The Surly Dragon
The Surly Dragon rated it
I am enjoying this series very much. I enjoy Smith's characters and style and plan on take a look at his other series. They make for light and entertaining reads that still pack a punch.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
After reading the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency a couple of years ago, I accumulated a few of these, and went through 6 in less than a month. They're very quick reads - I read 2 and part-of-a-third in one day.They're very entertaining, charming, and compulsively readable. Although marketed as myster...
staciebnsn
staciebnsn rated it
The only thing with these books is that I read them and constantly think about the fact that an old white man is writing from the perspective of an African woman, and I can't wrap my head around that.
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