Still behind on book post, but this one is going to be short!
Ok, we're up to the 8th installment of the Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series with The Good Husband of Zebra Drive and it is pretty darn review-proof and there is really just not a whole lot to say other than it is yet another perfectly pleasant literary trip to visit some perfectly pleasant friends (well, Mma Makutsi tends to get a bit crabby at times.
To keep me extra entertained while reading this one, I found myself 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! Drink!
Readers know exactly what they're getting when they open one of these books, so it is hard to find any quibbles 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 regular/core characters getting their own little subplots. 3.5 stars, but with the usual guilty pleasure/literary palate cleanser round down to 3 stars.