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Tears of the Giraffe
Format: Trade Paperback , 256 pages
Category: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths; Fiction - Women; Fiction - Humorous - General
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 3, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3135-1 (1-4000-3135-4)
Also available as an eBook.
About The Book

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.

Praise

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

“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

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