Tears of the Giraffe (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #2)
Precious Ramotswe is the eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies’ detective agency in Botswana. In Tears of the Giraffe she tracks a wayward wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an American man who disappeared into the plains many years ago. In the midst of... show more
Precious Ramotswe is the eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies’ detective agency in Botswana. In Tears of the Giraffe she tracks a wayward wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an American man who disappeared into the plains many years ago. In the midst of resolving uncertainties, pondering her impending marriage to a good, kind man, Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, and the promotion of her talented secretary (a graduate of the Botswana Secretarial College, with a mark of 97 per cent), she also finds her family suddenly and unexpectedly increased by two.
Publish date: August 1st 2002
Publisher: Random House Anchor
Pages no: 227
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (#2)
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...
ehhh...decided that I am underwhelmed by this series - probably won't continue
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.
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...
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.