The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #8)
In the eighth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's endlessly enjoyable, bestselling series, the judicious Precious Ramotswe comes to discover what is true, stable, and genuine in an ever-shifting world. There is rarely a dull moment in the life of Precious Ramotswe, and on Zebra Drive and... show more
In the eighth installment of Alexander McCall Smith's endlessly enjoyable, bestselling series, the judicious Precious Ramotswe comes to discover what is true, stable, and genuine in an ever-shifting world. There is rarely a dull moment in the life of Precious Ramotswe, and on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road many changes are afoot. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni wants be put in charge of a case involving an errant husband, and Mma Makutsi is considering leaving the agency, taking her near perfect score on the Botswana Secretarial College typing exam with her. Meanwhile, Mma Ramotswe has been asked to investigate a series of unexpected deaths at the hospital in Mochudi. Along the way, she encounters other tricky mysteries, and once again displays her undying love for Botswana, a country of which she is justly proud.
Publish date: 2008
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
Series: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (#8)
Better, with some actual character depth and psychology, but still reasonably superficial and with mysteries that seem almost beside the point.
As fully expected by this point in the series, McCall-Smith delivers light and charming reading mixed with insights into ethical dilemmas and human nature. Mma Ramotswe receives what might be her most serious case yet – three different patients at the local hospital have died mysteriously; all in th...
I love how Mma Makutsi and Mma Ramotswe's relationship has evolved since the beginning of the series. The exploration of power dynamics in friendships is interesting.
Another visit to comfortable Botswana and Mma Rawotse’s detective agency. This edition centers around separating and rejoining. Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni tries his hand at detecting with expected results. Mma Makutsi decides that she need no longer work at the agency and decides to strike out to find anot...
Eighth book in the series. Keep ‘em comin’.