Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith

Change, though extremely positive, is afoot at the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency. Mma Ramotswe wonders how she can broach the subject of maternity leave with Mma Makutsi--even though Mma Makutsi has not revealed that she's pregnant. Once Mma Makutsi gives birth, Mma Ramotswe realizes how much she misses her and how integral Mma Makutsi is to the success of the agency. Despite being preoccupied with personal matters, Mma Ramotswe has two cases to solve. She's hired by a lawyer to figure out if the young man who says he's the nephew set to inherit local farm is an impostor or the rightful heir. The other case involves a beauty salon that someone is trying to slander. Can Mma Ramotswe find the culprit before the place goes out of business? With McCall Smith's trademark coziness and light touch, he creates another winner.

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