Don’t let that ”No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency Series” business on the cover fool you: Alexander McCall Smith’s The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, like the first seven, isn’t really a mystery at all, but a gentle little Botswana-set novel of manners. Yes, it’s slight. But it’s also that rare thing — a quick, easy read that’s also an immersion into a culture completely different from our own. If you read the series back-to-back, the basic premise (the ”traditionally built” Precious Ramotswe solves mysteries while dealing with the many difficult people in her life) would quickly grow stale. But in small doses — once a year — Mma Ramotswe is as pleasing as a cup of red bush tea.
The Good Husband of Zebra Drive Don't let that ''No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series'' business on the cover fool you: Alexander McCall Smith's The Good Husband of Zebra...The Good Husband of Zebra DriveMystery and Thriller, FictionAlexander McCall Smith Don't let that ''No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series'' business on the cover fool you: Alexander McCall Smith's The Good Husband of Zebra...2007-04-13Pantheon
Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Alexander McCall Smith; Publisher: Pantheon
Posted April 13 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT
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