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Tears of the Giraffe

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19th January 2023

Price: £9.99

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349116655

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The second book in the multi-million copy bestselling No.1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series

The one where Precious gains a new family

Mma Ramotswe of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is hoping to set up home with Mr J.L.B. Maketoni. But first she must deal with his scheming, misbehaving maid. She also has to confront the most difficult case of her career so far: that of an American who went missing ten years ago, and about whom all leads have long since dried up. Then there are not one, but two sudden additions to Mma’s family . . .

‘One of the most memorable heroines in any modern fiction’ Newsweek

‘Soothing, full of hope’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Delightful’ Evening Standard

‘Enthralling… Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can’t help but love’ USA Today


Los Angeles Times
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
Sunday Times
Among the greatest comfort-reads of all time
Sydney Morning Herald
McCall Smith's satire is as gentle as a warm bath
One of the most memorable heroines in any modern fiction
Sunday Telegraph
Soothing, full of hope
Evening Standard
New York Times Book Review
The Miss Marple of Botswana
USA Today
Enthralling... Mma Ramotswe is someone readers can't help but love