cover image Tears of the Giraffe

Tears of the Giraffe

Alexander McCall Smith. Polygon, $12.95 (202pp) ISBN 978-0-7486-6273-9

Alexander McCall Smith (The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency) offers the second and third installments of his dignified, humorous Botswanan series. In Tears of the Giraffe, PI Precious Ramotswe tracks a missing American man whose widowed mother appeals to Ramotswe; meanwhile, the imperturbable detective is endangered at home by her fianc 's resentful maid.