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Alexander McCall Smith (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency) offers the second and third installments of his dignified, humorous Botswanan series. In Tears of the Giraffe, PI Precious Ramotswe tracks a missing American man whose widowed mother appeals to Ramotswe; meanwhile, the imperturbable detective is endangered at home by her fianc's resentful maid.
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“The Miss Marple of Botswana.” The New York Times Book Review
“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
“I haven’t read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time.” Anthony Daniels, The Sunday Telegraph
Liked this book very much. Will read more books by this author for sure! Look forward to the next book.Published 1 day ago by Glenrose Meier
Such a lovely African story about Botswana and its culture surrounding the main character who is a lady detective! A great read!Published 3 days ago by Steve
Not quite finished with the book, but I do like it. It is different than most books I have read.Published 5 days ago by Linn Landers
An enjoyable work that evokes the character and quality of African life: a gift to my sister who lived there for years, and had all the OTHER books in the series! Try it... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Stephen C. Adams
Another marvelous story about the people of Africa, interwoven with the No. 1 Ladies' Detective's solution of a difficult case. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Floyd
Don't bother this ia a very boring story. Could not finish it. Glad it was a free donwload from the library.Published 6 days ago by Indian girl
Fun books! I've read all of them. Author brilliantly weaves shorter stories into novels. Good stuff.Published 7 days ago by Ireadallday
I first was introduced to this series when I saw it on TV and enjoyed the quiet, quirky little mysteries being solved by Botswana's #1 lady detective. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Sweet and intuitive stories. His books give such an evocative feel for Botswana and it's people. Such pleasant reading. Always a joyPublished 12 days ago by Lin Faeth