Book Review – Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith

First Published, 2000

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I think I read the first book, ‘The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ when it first came out, and I bought the second in the series – ‘Tears of the Giraffe’ – shortly afterwards. I have no excuse for not getting to it sooner. I wish I had. How I loved this book. As happens so often, when reading of a place I have never known, I wanted to get down the road to the travel agent’s with every chapter.

I really enjoyed the writing, the style is approachable yet literary. The characters are well-rounded, and each thread of the story achieves a satisfying conclusion.

Deeply entertaining, I cannot wait to read more.