The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
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|Format: ||Paperback, 213 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 2008|
THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY - Book 8Fans around the world adore the best-selling No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana's premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe--with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi--navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. 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.
About the Author
Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the huge international phenomenon, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, and The Sunday Philosophy Club series. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana and at Edinburgh University. He lives in Scotland, where in his spare time he is a bassoonist in the RTO (Really Terrible Orchestra). His website is www.alexandermccallsmith.com.
"McCall Smith's fans seem to hunger for the kindness, dignity and humor he celebrates in Mma Ramotswe, and this book will not disappoint them." --The Oregonian "As pleasing as a cup of red bush tea." --Entertainment Weekly "Delightful. . . . Everybody gets into the detective act in the latest entry in the sweet series that revolves around the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency." --USA Today "Not since the early books in the series have the land and its people been so lovingly and lyrically described." --The Miami Herald McCall Smith's fans seem to hunger for the kindness, dignity and humor he celebrates in Mma Ramotswe, and this book will not disappoint them. The Oregonian As pleasing as a cup of red bush tea. Entertainment Weekly Delightful. . . . Everybody gets into the detective act in the latest entry in the sweet series that revolves around the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. USA Today Not since the early books in the series have the land and its people been so lovingly and lyrically described. The Miami Herald" Praise for "Blue Shoes and Happiness" (Book 7): National Bestseller "It is lovely to be in the presence of the wise Mma Ramotswe. . . . How could you not love a friend like [her]?" --"Edmonton Journal" "The greatest pleasure in reading these books is Ramotswe's view of life. . . . Anybody who needs some gentle reassurance about life would be rewarded by putting on a soft bathrobe and sinking into Blue Shoes and Happiness." --"The London Free Press" Praise for the "No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series: "Delightful . . . The warm humanity infused throughout [McCall Smith's] novels is what brings readers back . . . There is simplicity and lyricism in [the] language that brings out the profound importance of everyday revelations." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "There is something so soothing about Precious Ramotswe's adventures. Reading one is like taking a lazy cruise down a slow-moving river on a hot day. And as diverse as the mysteries in each book are, there is always a common thread that draws them together in their solutions. I often wonder how Alexander McCall Smith does it, because I never suspect how everything will turn out, beyond that all will be for the best." --"New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal" "From the Hardcover edition."
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20.17 x 15.44 x 1.88 centimetres (0.29 kg)|
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