Sunday, December 30, 2007

Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith

Published in 2000. 227 pages.

Nearly two years ago, I read The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency with my book club. I found it to be delightful - a unique concept with a charming protagonist! For some reason, though, I put off reading Tears of the Giraffe, the second novel in this series (which now stands at eight books, with a ninth scheduled for release in 2008).

Tears of the Giraffe is just as delightful as The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, though it seems to do more setting up of the future novels than to stand on its own. I do plan to continue with the series, as well as look into some of McCall Smith's other work.



  1. I enjoyed this second one more than the first. Although, it took me years inbetween the two to wrap my mind around the idea of a laid-back detective in "Boonesville". :) I think I'm scheduled to read the third in 2008.

    BTW ~ Happy New Year, Alison! May 2008 bring you many blessings. :)

  2. I really like Alexander McCall Smith's 44 Scotland Street series - worth checking out.

    Happy New Year!

  3. I really enjoy this series.