The Good Husband of Zebra Drive - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 8 (Paperback)
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The Good Husband of Zebra Drive - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 8 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/02/2008
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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.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349117737

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“The Good Husband of Zebra Drive”

This is a wonderful book. I have read all the Number One Ladies Detective books, and each is better than the last. Alexander McCall Smith paints a picture of Botswana as a peaceful, exotic place which I long to... More

Paperback edition
18th February 2008
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“short and sweet”

always funny!

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14th March 2012
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The book was everything it promised to be as ever, the writer makes you feel like you are part of the story and you are able to picture the surroundings in your mind. It is always lovely to read the next book in the... More

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7th April 2012
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