Anchor Books (Random House) paperback, 226 p.
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series - Book 2
(#39 for 2007)
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 promoting her talented secretary (a graduate of the Botswana Secretarial College, with a mark of 97 percent), she also finds her family suddenly and unexpectedly increased by two.Since a friend lent me this along with The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, I decided to get it read sooner rather than later. And, I did like it a bit better than the first book in the series. The mysteries weren’t very mysterious but I was expecting that this time and it was interesting to see the characters fleshed out a little bit more. I can understand how these books are comfort reads for some and I’m glad to have ‘met’ Mma Ramotswe so I know what people are talking about. However, I personally don’t think I’ll bother with further books in the series. There are simply too many other books and series I’d like to try.
My Rating: 3/5