In this thoroughly entertaining book, the best-selling, critically acclaimed author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency continues the story of Mma "Precious" Ramotswe, the clever proprietor of the only detective agency in all of Botswana.Now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, Mma Ramotswe must contend with the hostility of her fianci's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the arrangement. Then an American woman asks for help to learn the truth behind her son's disappearance in Africa, and Mma Ramotswe has all the troubles she can handle.
Part detective story, part comedy of manners and part African travelogue, Tears of the Giraffe is an indisputable joy.
"I haven't read anything with such unalloyed pleasure for a long time." (The Sunday Telegraph)
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A tender tale, sweetly told
Delightful characters, setting and story