Friday, June 18, 2010

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith
Cozy Mystery

This is a book of change in the Ladies' Number One Detective Agency. Mma Makutsi is undergoing the biggest change. Her impending wedding is approaching and she realizes she need no longer work. She wants to grow in her work and feels she does not need to take the rudeness of Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni's apprentices so she quits.

Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni thinking detective work must be very easy and wanting to help his wife takes on the case of a woman who feels her successful husband is cheating on her.

Charlie, one of the apprentices, thinks he is no longer interested in mechanical work and wants to start a taxi business but he needs some help which Mr. J.L.B. Matekoni provides.

Mma Ramotswe takes on a baffling case where people die in the same hospital bed on Fridays. Is the bed cursed? What is going on?

This book provides quiet laughter and surprising gentle twists and turns. Like a good friend I keep on returning for more enjoyment and company

First Line: "It is useful, people generally agree, for a wife to wake up before her husband."


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