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THE GOOD HUSBAND OF ZEBRA DRIVE

“Delightful as ever.”

— People

“Fun, interesting and downright addictive.”

— Winston-Salem Journal

“Reminiscent of both Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple and Jan Karon’s Mitford series, with a keen eye for small-town life [and] loving character studies.”

— St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Anyone looking for a spring tonic this month would do well to skip the medicine cabinet and try the latest pick-me-up from Alexander McCall Smith…. It’s the best to date.”

— Edmonton Journal

“Another winner.”

— The Toronto Sun

“If J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter was a publishing phenomenon now spoken of mostly in terms of money, the Ramotswe series (though lucrative in its own right) still tends to be discussed in terms of the heart.”

— Toronto Star

“McCall Smith sticks to his winning formula: a little bit of detective work and some gentle humour all steeped in playful and fascinating descriptions of life in Botswana…. The book is light and comfortable, like curling up with a good cup of Roiboos tea.”

— Cariboo Press

“There’s no literary sleuth we would rather sit down to tea with than Precious Ramotswe…. [She’ll] charm your socks off.”

— St. Petersburg Times

“McCall Smith and his Botswanan folk are good company whose stories continue to be welcome.”

— The Columbus Dispatch

Alexander McCall Smith

THE GOOD HUSBAND OF ZEBRA DRIVE

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon the No. 1

Ladies’ Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, and the 44 Scotland Street series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe, and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana.

Visit his website at www.alexandermccallsmith.com.

BOOKS BY

ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH

IN THE NO. 1 LADIES’ DETECTIVE AGENCY SERIES

The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

Tears of the Giraffe

Morality for Beautiful Girls

The Kalahari Typing School for Men

The Ful Cupboard of Life

In the Company of Cheerful Ladies

Blue Shoes and Happiness

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive

The Miracle at Speedy Motors

IN THE ISABEL DALHOUSIE SERIES

The Sunday Philosophy Club

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

The Right Attitude to Rain

The Careful Use of Compliments

IN THE PORTUGUESE IRREGULAR VERBS SERIES

Portuguese Irregular Verbs

The Finer Points of Sausage Dogs

At the Vil a of Reduced Circumstances

IN THE 44 SCOTLAND STREET SERIES

44 Scotland Street

Espresso Tales

Love Over Scotland

The Girl Who Married a Lion and Other Tales from Africa

This book is for

Tom and Sheila Tlou

CHAPTER ONE

A VERY RUDE PERSON

IT IS USEFUL, people generally agree, for a wife to wake up before her husband. Mma Ramotswe always rose from her bed an hour or so before Mr J.L.B. Matekoni—a good thing for a wife to do because it affords time to accomplish at least some of the day’s tasks. But it is also a good thing for those wives whose husbands are inclined to be irritable first thing in the morning—and by all accounts there are many of them, rather too many, in fact. If the wives of such men are up and about first, the husbands can be left to be ill-tempered by themselves—not that Mr J.L.B. Matekoni was ever like that; on the contrary, he was the most good-natured and gracious of men, rarely raising his voice, except occasionally when dealing with his two incorrigible apprentices at Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors. And anybody, no matter how even-tempered he might be, would have been inclined to raise his voice with such feckless young men. This had been demonstrated by Mma Makutsi, who tended to shout at the apprentices for very little reason, even when one of them made a simple request, such as asking the time of day.

“You don’t have to shout at me like that,” complained Charlie, the older of the two. “All I asked was what time it was. That was all. And you shout four o’clock like that. Do you think I’m deaf?”

Mma Makutsi stood her ground. “It’s because I know you so well,”

she retorted.

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