Tears of the Giraffe - Alexander McCall Smith

Tears of the Giraffe

Author: Alexander McCall Smith

  • Publication Date: 2002-09-03
  • Category: Women Sleuths
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 101 Ratings)


Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma  Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea.
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.


  • Tears of the Giraffe

    By Once I was blind
    What a wonderful read. Alexander McCall Smith is a new author to me and I am delighted to have found him. Beautifully written, compelling characters, charming story lines.
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    By donverger
    A sweet gentle engaging read!