As winter turns to spring across the red earth, acacia trees and slow green rivers of Botswana, all is not quite as it should be on Zebra Drive, home to Mma Ramotswe and her beloved husband Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. At the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency there are the usual number of cases to be pursued, from persistent theft at Teenie Magama's printing ...
As winter turns to spring across the red earth, acacia trees and slow green rivers of Botswana, all is not quite as it should be on Zebra Drive, home to Mma Ramotswe and her beloved husband Mr J. L. B. Matekoni. At the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency there are the usual number of cases to be pursued, from persistent theft at Teenie Magama's printing works to the rather more serious case of three suspicious deaths at the Mochudi hospital, but there is discontent among the ranks. It is bad enough that Mr Matekoni's apprentice Charlie is off on another escapade and Mma Makutsi's impending marriage threatens her happy working relationship with Mma Ramotswe. And when - in trying to prove himself a worthy husband - Mr J. L. B. Matekoni himself decides to try a little detective work, disaster looms ...Tender, witty and wise, the latest instalment in the lives of Alexander McCall's Smith's extended Botswana family instructs us with familiar modesty in the importance of trust, love, not judging by appearances and what really makes a good husband.
Very good. This is a paper back book. This book as minor damage or folding to the cover. There are stickers or sticker residue on the cover. We ship Monday-Saturday and respond to inquries within 24 hours.
Another episode of the #1 Ladies Detective Agency and well worth the read
Mar 11, 2010
Charming, warm and delightful
The writing style of Alexander McCall Smith makes you feel like you know the charactors. While a storyline about a private detective would seem as if it fit into the mystery catagory, the different cases are usually about a specific type of human relationships and frailty.
It reminds me of the "At home in Midford" books in the diverse but always interesting people who come into the #1 Ladies Detective Agency. I highly recommend these books
Feb 10, 2008
Start with # 1 and read in order
Really fun books to read. Not to long in length but, easy to keep interest. Having never been to Africa, it took a while to get used to the names of the people and the locations the events took place. I do recomend it to my friends.
Aug 6, 2007
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
Book was a very good read following in the footsteps of the series. A very comfortable book, completely enjoyable.
Publishers Weekly, 2007-02-26 Smith once again combines a loving depiction of ordinary life in modern Botswana with memorable characters and an engaging mystery in the eighth installment in his beloved No. 1 Ladies Detective series (after Blue Shoes and Happiness). Dr. Cronje, who's half Xhosa and half Afrikaner, consults Smith's sleuth, the gentle and insightful Precious Ramotswe, because patients at his hospital who have occupied a particular bed have been dying mysteriously at the same time of day. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe's recently engaged assistant, Grace Makutsi, threatens to break their longstanding association. Mma Ramotswe must adjust their relationship in order to retain Mma Makutsi's services. The author's subtlety of touch and humane portrayal of figures at all levels of society will continue to win him new readers even as his deepening of the ties binding the main figures will satisfy those who have followed the lady detectives from their first recorded case. (Apr.)Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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