Tears of the Giraffe – Alexander McCall Smith

Luckily Katie had brought in Tears of the Giraffe as well as No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency for me to borrow, so I was able to carry on reading about the sleuthing and romancing of Mma. Ramotswe, Bostwana’s only lady private eye. In this, the second novel in the No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, Alexander McCall Smith again creates a cast and a plot that balance the good and the bad of Botswana – ranging from fostering orphans to solving the long-ago murder of an idealistic young american to out-witting lazy and dishonest house-keepers.

Precious Ramotswe is a good woman, and in Alexander McCall Smith’s novels (so far at least) decency, kindness, optimism and common sense win out.

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