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Le lacrime della giraffa (original 2000; edition 2003)

by Alexander McCall Smith

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Title:Le lacrime della giraffa
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Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith (2000)



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Book two in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, featuring the only lady detective in Botswana. These books, or at least the two I've read so far, are like photographic negatives of a standard detective story. The detective plots, while interesting enough, sort of happen in the background, while most of the novel focuses on the characters' personal lives, along with some gentle musings about the past traditions and modern realities of Africa. The result is oddly, wonderfully charming. This one may have been slightly less so than the first one, if only just because it was less of an unexpected surprise, but it was a pleasant read nonetheless. ( )
  bragan | Sep 25, 2015 |
Enjoyed the whole series about the Ladie's Detective Agency in Botswana. The author's phrasing adds the charm of the books. Cover different from that shown in image. ( )
  Cleoxcat | May 28, 2015 |
The second book in the No. 1 Ladies Detective series. This time, Mma Ramotswe investigates the long ago disappearance of a young American living in a work co-op, and helps a man who believes his wife is cheating. Meanwhile, Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni proposes and the agency's secretary proves to be ambitious and resourceful. ( )
  mstrust | Apr 18, 2015 |
I am enjoying this series very much. I enjoy Smith's characters and style and plan on take a look at his other series. They make for light and entertaining reads that still pack a punch. ( )
  autumnturner76 | Sep 22, 2014 |
Smith continues to delight with this second volume in the series. In this novel, Precious Ramotswe becomes engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, the local garage owner, promotes her secretary, Mma Makutsi to assistant detective, solves the 10 year mystery of a missing American young man, with her fiancee adopts two orphans, aids her assistant in solving the moral dilemma of how much information do they divulge of an infidelity case they have discovered and other views of life in rural Botswana. ( )
  lamour | Aug 24, 2014 |
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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 book, 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

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Mma "Precious" Ramotswe is now engaged to Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni, the kind owner of Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. This new development provokes a hostile reaction from Mr. Matekoni's unscrupulous maid, who quickly begins plotting the disintegration of the engagement. Despite all this, duty calls, and Mma Ramotswe is asked to help find an American woman's son who has been missing in Africa for 10 years.… (more)

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