THE NO.1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY introduced the world to the one and only Precious Ramotswe - the engaging and sassy owner of Botswana's only detective agency. TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE, McCall Smith's second audiobook, takes us further into this world as we follow Mama Ramotswe into more daring situations ...
Among her cases this time are wayward wives, unscrupulous maids, and the challenge to resolve a mother's pain for her son who is long lost on the African plains. Indeed, Mma Ramotswe's own impending marriage to the most gentlemanly of men, Mr J.L.B. Matekoni, the promotion of Mma's secretary to the dizzy heights of Assistant Detective, and the arrival of new members to the Matekoni family, all brew up the most humorous and charmingly entertaining of tales.
* TEARS OF THE GIRAFFE was selected as one of the GUARDIAN's top ten 'Fiction Paperbacks of the Year, 2000
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 13 Nov 2003
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 14.4(H) x 12.6(L) x 2.4(W)
Weight (gm): 200
This is a superior piece of detective fiction, written in simple, direct but effective prose. - Edinburgh REVIEW
Where 'The No. 1 Ladies - Detective Agency?
was brilliant, 'Tears of the Giraffe', the second in the series is sublime. - John Leland, Femaledetective.com
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?
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of over eighty books on a wide array of subjects. For many years he was Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and served on national and international bioethics bodies. Then in 1999 he achieved global recognition for his award-winning No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, and thereafter devoted his time to the writing of fiction, including the 44 Scotland Street and the von Igelfeld series. His books have been translated into forty-six languages. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife Elizabeth, a doctor.