The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

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The Good Husband of Zebra Drive
First edition
Author Alexander McCall Smith
Country Scotland
Language English
Series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series
Genre Detective, Mystery novel
Publisher Polygon Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback), Audio (Cassette & CD)
Pages 224 pp
ISBN 978-1-904598-98-5
OCLC 74525925
Preceded by Blue Shoes and Happiness
Followed by The Miracle at Speedy Motors

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive is the eighth in The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels by Alexander McCall Smith, set in Gaborone, Botswana, and featuring the Motswana protagonist Precious Ramotswe.

Plot summary[edit]

As winter turns to spring across the red earth, all is not quite as it should be on Zebra Drive. There are the usual number of cases to be pursued, from persistent theft at Teenie Magama's printing works to the case of three suspicious deaths at the Mochudi hospital, but there is also discontent among the ranks.

Charlie is off on another escapade and Mma Makutsi's impending marriage threatens her happy working relationship with Mma Ramotswe. And when Mr J.L.B. Matekoni decides to try a little detective work, disaster looms.

One of the threads in this story that deals with a hospital in Mma Ramotswe's home town of Mochudi is the same as a plot line in an Inspector Frost mystery – the season 8 story "Benefit of the Doubt".