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Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe

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Written by Alexander McCall SmithAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alexander McCall Smith

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor
  • On Sale: September 3, 2002
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-4000-3135-1 (1-4000-3135-4)
Also available as an eBook and in large print trade paperback.
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The continuing story of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency finds our wily heroine searching for a young man who disappeared into the African plains many years ago. Along the way she becomes engaged to Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, a good man who passes the most difficult test (her father would like him), and promotes her talented secretary, who got 97 percent on her typing final, to Assistant Detective. She also finds herself suddenly and unexpectedly the mother of two small children. Tears of the Giraffe is the wonderfully entertaining continuation of the story of Botswana's first lady detective.

"Mma Ramotswe's methods—and her results—are as unusual as the novels they inhabit.... All this activity is much less about whodunit than why." —The New York Times Book Review

"The most entertaining read of the year." —The Guardian