Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe

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The one where Precious gains a new family . . .

Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is hoping to set up home with Mr J.L.B. Maketoni. But first she must deal with his scheming, misbehaving maid. She also has to confront the most difficult case of her career so far: that of an American who went missing ten years ago, and about whom all leads have long since dried up.

Then there are not one, but two sudden additions to Mma's family . . .
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 162 x 219 x 16mm | 182g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349116652
  • 9780349116655
  • 120,359

Review quote

** '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' - Trevor Royle
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About Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is a Professor of Medical Law as well as the author of over 50 books from FORENSIC ASPECTS OF SLEEP to THE CRIMINAL LAW OF BOTSWANA, THE PERFECT HAMBURGER (for children) to PORTUGUESE IRREGULAR VERBS (short stories).
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47,059 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 27% (12,614)
4 46% (21,742)
3 24% (11,258)
2 3% (1,232)
1 0% (213)

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Slightly better than the first in the series. Starting to offer more possibilities. An enjoyable read.show more
by Neale P Blackwood
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