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Tears of the Giraffe

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S: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

FC: Alexander McCall Smith | Tears of the Giraffe

1: Botswana, Africa | The story takes place in Botswana, Africa. This is where Precious Romatswe lives. She is a young woman who owns her own Detective Agency. She has never left Africa, which is what she calls her one and only home. She plans on living in Africa for the rest of her life.

2: Mma Romatswe owns her own Detective agency called The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency. She has always been interested in being a detective. Whenever Romatswe is trying to solve a case, or just relax with her secretary Mma Makutsi, she drinks Bush tea. Makutsi has been wanting to be promoted to assistant detective. Will Mma Romatswe give her the responsibility of having her own clients?

3: One day, a rather rich lady comes into the Detective Agency. She wants Romatswe to help her look for her missing son. He has been missing for 10 ten years. Romatswe decides to try and help the distraught woman. | Will Romatswe find out what happened to the woman's missing son?

4: Romatswe immediately starts on the case of the missing boy. But it's been 10 years! Romatswe doesn't know if she can even find anything. So she heads out of town to where the boy was staying. She heads to the small town of Silokwolela.

5: Romatswe has been engaged to J.L.B. Matekoni. He is a car mechanic. He also owns his own car repair shop call Speedy Motors. Mr. Matekoni can not wait to spend the rest of his life with Romatswe. While he is excited, his maid is not to happy about Romatswe moving in because then she will have to actually work. | Wedding ring for Romatswe | Car Repair Shop

6: Mr. Matekoni has a good friend who works at the local orphanage. She persuades him to foster two children. He ends up taking the children home without even talking about it with Romatswe! Of course the children are very happy they now have a home, but what will happen when Romatswe finds out about the children? Mr. Matekoni states, "This may not be the right beginning to a marriage."

7: Two is better than one! | Mma Makutsi has been the secretary of the agency for a while now. She wants to be something more than just the secretary and brings it up with Romatswe. Romatswe decides to reward her with the position of assistant detective. Excited, Makutsi gets her first case, though an easy one, and starts immediately. Romatswe thinks she has made the right choice by giving Makutsi a new responsibility.

8: Makutsi easily finds the information she needs for her case. Romatswe is very impressed, and happy for her. They celebrate drinking tea together. There only seems to be one problem. Makutsi doesn't know how to tell the client what she found without hurting him.

9: Mr. Matekoni's maid has been trying to scare Romatswe away since she found out about the engagement. She comes up with a plan to get Romatswe put in jail. Your not allowed to bare arms in the city Gaborone. So, the maid goes to borrow a gun from a person she knows. She is planning to try and frame Romatswe, by putting the gun in her house. Instead, the maid gets arrested because her so-called friend calls the police on her. The maid is furious first, because her friend told on her, and second, that her plan has been ruined.

10: At the end of the book Romatswe solves the case of the missing boy. The maid that has been out to get Ramatswe has been arrested and now has to go to trial. Makutsi is becoming a good detective, and business is thriving. Romatswe has even accepted the two orphans into her new life with Mr. Matekoni. Everything ends up working out for Precious Romatswe.

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