The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive[Epub] ❧ The Good Husband of Zebra Drive By Alexander McCall Smith – 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 I THE NO LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY Book Husband of Kindle Ï Fans around the world adore the best selling No 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 The Good PDF/EPUB ² of Precious Ramotswe and on Zebra Drive and Tlokweng Road many changes are afoot Mr JLB 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 Good Husband of PDF/EPUB é 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. In this 8th book in the 'No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' series the firm has three cases to solve The book can be read as a standalone but familiarity with the characters is a bonusThe No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency in Gabarone Botswana owned by Mma Precious Ramotswe shares premises with Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors owned by her husband Mr JLB Matekoni Thus Mr Matekoni is on hand when the detective agency is unmanned and a client walks in The client Mma Faith Botumile says her husband is being unfaithful and she wants to know who the other woman is Mr Matekoni reports the matter to his wife and wanting to expand his horizons asks if he can do the investigation Mma Ramotswe agrees and Mr Matekoni proceeds to surveil Rra Botumile Things don't go uite as planned however and the new 'detective' makes some unexpected discoveries Meanwhile Mma Ramotswe is dealing with a much serious matter Her distant cousin Tati Monyena a hospital administrator asks her to investigate the deaths of three patients Mr Monyena explains that on three consecutive Fridays a patient in the end bed of the ward died at eleven o'clock in the morning Foul play can't be ruled out and Mma Ramotswe proceeds to visit the hospital interview the personnel and so on In the end Mma Ramotswe's keen observations help her discover the truthThe third case is handled by Mma Grace Makutsi Mma Ramotswe's secretaryassistant detective The client is a small woman called Teenie Magama who owns a printing business Teenie reports that although she treats her employees well one of them is stealing supplies paper ink and the like Mma Makutsi goes undercover as a customer to look into the matter As always in this series personal relationships are as important as the mysteriesand changes appear to be on the horizon Mma Makutsi who was poor all her life is now engaged to successful businessman Phuti Rhadiphuti This means Mma Makutsi no longer needs to work and after a small altercation with her boss she thinks about uitting Mma Makutsi's talking shoes weigh in here and they always give wise advice Things are happening at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors as well Twenty year old Charlie Mr JLB Matekoni's less than stellar apprentice decides to leave and start a taxi business Charlie purchases an old Mercedes Benz from his boss with an agreement to pay it off over time Charlie gets his business off the ground but his skirt chasing habits soon cause big troublePopular recurring characters also make an appearance including Mr Polopetsi a part time detective who helps Mma Ramotswe with the hospital case; Mma Potokwane the orphan farm director who makes excellent fruit cake; Motholeli and Puso Mma Ramotswe's foster children; and Violet Sephoto Mma Makutsi's glamorous nemesis from secretarial schoolThroughout the book Mma Ramotswe demonstrates her usual empathy for all people including wrongdoers The world would probably be a better place if everyone had Mma Ramotswe's wise compassionI enjoyed the story but it lacks the humor usually present in these books Still this is a good cozy mystery recommended to fans of the seriesYou can follow my reviews at After uite a few years of living it I've come to the conclusion that life is made of two things time and attention What I love about the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series is the way the author Alexander McCall Smith handles bothIn The Good Husband of Zebra Drive as in all the books in the series the pace is lazy and relaxed If I ever visit that part of Africa I expect that I'll recognize the way the sun feels there the way the dust settles on the roads after a car goes by The umbrella like trees and the dignified enduring cattle will seem familiar Mma Ramotswe the central character notices these things and I've spent many happy hours gazing at Africa through her eyesIn this book Mma ponders the mysteries of life and concludes that it is made of big things and small things The big things good and bad are writ large impossible to ignore So it's essential to notice and find joy in the small things small acts of helping others if one could; small ways of making one's own life better acts of love acts of tea acts of laughterI recommend this book as a small vacation from life's big concerns It goes well with an evening of leisure and a nice hot cup of red bush tea Ok we're up to the 8th installment of the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency it's pretty review proof andor just not a whole lot to say other than it's another perfectly pleasant literary trip to visit some perfectly pleasant friends well Mma Makutsi tends to get a bit crabby at times This time around I almost was creating a No 1 Ladies' drinking game Mention of Mma Makutsi's 97% score at Secretarial School Drink Reference to Mma Ramotswe's how to book Clovis Anderson's The Principles of Private Detection Drink A woman being described as traditionally built Drink And to send us over the edge any mention of tea drinking and make it a double if it's bush tea Drink Drink DrinkReaders know exactly what they're getting when they open one of these books so it is hard to find any uibbles or on the flip side muster up any extra excitement I'd still say this was an above average installment with a lot of the regulars getting their own little subplots 35 stars but with the usual guilty pleasureliterary palate cleanser round down to 3 stars Fifth read I'm running out of things to say about this series These books are good for the soul If you are a highly sensitive empath like me these words will nourish you and will fill up your tank whenever you find yourself depleted Guaranteed laughs and smiles and soft tugs on the heart what do you want Fourth read What can I say AMS is a wonderful author because he has a sensitive eye and feels things deeply has a terrific wry sense of humor and conveys all of these wonderfully through his characters They are people you'll enjoy spending time with and if you're listening to the audiobooks narrated by the wonderful Lisette Lecat you can't beat this series for comfort and smiles without foolishness I don't know if I could ever write a review that would adeuately describe what this series means to me and how I feel every time I listen to these books Third read If you've liked a book in this series you'd most likely enjoy the entire series They are perfect when you want a gentle read that isn't too light a laugh or two or three especially if you're listening to the audiobook some culture and wonderful interesting characters Imo this series gets better as it goes and the audiobook narration by Lisette Lecat can't be beat Second ReadOne of the best things about 2017 for me has been rereading this series by Alexander McCall Smith If you find yourself needing a book that will give you something to chew on but is mostly about human interaction community civility kindness and humor with a good dose of culture then there is a very long series here that will fill the bill 17 volumes so far and a new one coming out next month There were a few surprises in this volume I didn't expect I love the characters the I read about them and this is a very rare series in that it gets better as it goes The first volume is like a book of interconnected short stories and is by far the weakest It gets better and better I promise Lisette Lecat narrates each audiobook and her performance can't be outdone She changes voices convincingly and thoughtfully and her voice paired with this series is a match made in heaven Do yourself a favor and give this series a try I've already read most of them twice and I'm getting ready to buy the entire series I know that I will read them again and again I can't say this about very many booksFirst Read45 stars Best of the series so far Really enjoyed this one This book stands out for me because of the shake up caused by one of the main characters in the series but it seems like things were righted appropriately and put neatly back in to placeThe case about the hospital was uite good they already told this case on the BBCHBO show but they changed some of the details I liked that it had much depth in the books and as a complete aside I wish Mma Ramotswe's confidence civility and enduring optimism could be bottled up and doled out to the masses This was a surprise eighth installment to a series that was supposed to end with seven While I am a big fan of the series I found this particular book to be disappointing for a number of reasons most of them related to the plot As is his usual set up McCall Smith starts a series of mini mysteries to be solved by the ever resourceful Mma Ramotswe andor her colorful assistant Mma Makutsi In this book several characters get their own mystery to solve some with success than others Some of the plot lines break down only to be gathered up hastily with weak explanations There is also a lack of continuity between some of the story lines While the subplots have some definite leaks the author's painting of the characters continues to be what makes these books so good The reader learns a bit about Mr JLB Matekoni although the mystery behind his depression remains as such Mma Makutsi continues to have enjoyable dialogues with her shoes as she prepares for the next phase in her life The children Motholeli and Puso make only brief appearances as does Phuti Radiphuti There are still a few open loops in the tale of Mma Ramotswe and cohorts so the author might not be finished with the series Should there be a next installment however I hope that McCall Smith finds a fresh supply of creative plot lines Another visit to comfortable Botswana and Mma Rawotse’s detective agency This edition centers around separating and rejoining Mr JLB 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 another job Smith amusingly gives her blue shoes a voice Charlie the apprentice wants to uit and start a cab company The mysteries are the usual simple items Mysterious deaths at a hospital resolve in an obvious manner Is the husband of an obnoxious woman cheating Smith continues to offer an engaging if not very exciting read soft shoes for the mind I just absolutely love this series After reading many of these books when they were first released and now having reread eight of them in the last 4 months I feel like I could write these myself Traditional Botswana morals blah blah blah Comfortably built women blah blah blah Best mechanic in all of Botswana blah blah blah Feckless apprentices blah blah blah Grace Makutsi's 97% score at Botswana Secretarial College I could go on but I won'tLike all outings in this mystery series there are a handful of mysteries to be solved Here we have a woman who wants to catch out her husband's infidelity Mr J L B Maketoni takes this one on to see if he is cut out to be a detective you already know the answer The owner of a printing shop wants to identify which employee is stealing supplies Mma Makutsi handles this one on her own And a hospital in Mochudi wants to solve the mystery of why several elderly patients have all died several Fridays in a row in the same bed at the same time while in their care Mma Romotswe to the rescueIn the backdrop we glimpse the everyday lives of the main characters including a certain apprentice and a certain assistant detective expressing dissatisfaction with their jobs But as with most of these stories it ends on a satisfying if predictable note Why I'm reading this I'm on a roll with No 1 Ladies' and since this was available for curbside pickup at one of our libraries I'm diving right in The tone of this book changed a little with resignations new endeavours and people evaluating their position in life I enjoyed the change it makes the books real to me People don't follow the same path happily all the time They uestion they deviate I really love this series and am glad there are 8 books left to go I'll miss Mma Ramotswe and her 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The Good Husband of Zebra Drive Epub ç Good Husband
  • Paperback
  • 213 pages
  • The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • English
  • 14 May 2016
  • 9781400075720