Tears of the Giraffe, Paperback Book
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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 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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This part flows better than the original work, with a greater continuity of stories. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni - Precious's fiancee brings home tow children from the orphange. This doesn't alter their relationship or impact upon the detective agnecy which still manages to outwit the male liars and cheats which apparently abound in Botswana. Still told in a wonderful charming style, full of social commentary - for example on Freud, 'why shouldn't boys love their mothers, this seems very normal thing to me'. A delightful read. The 'cases' are not difficult to solve but the personallities are wonderful.

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Mma Ramotswe is my favorite detective (after Hercule Poirot). She solved the problem in a very elegant way, in a simple way.

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A charming book which showcases the best of African life and culture, in stark contrast to the view of Africa normally presented in the media.

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Precious is engaged and recieves moe jobs to solve. A wayward wife, an unsrupilous maide, and a disappearance of an American over 10 years ago. She also finds herself a mother of 2 orphan children.

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This is the second book in The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series by Alexander McCall Smith. I read the first book earlier this year and enjoyed it very much. A light-hearted mystery like this was perfect for the late night hours of the read-a-thon.In this book, Mma Ramotswe gets more cases and a very big surprise from her fiancé. She continues to solve them in her own unique way, and the “surprise” might just be enough to change her mind about him. I definitely plan on continuing this series when I need a break from more serious reading. A very fun, light mystery series.

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