Modern ideas get tangled up with traditional ones in the latest intriguing installment in the beloved, best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.
Precious Ramotswe has taken on two puzzling cases. First she is approached by the lawyer Mma Sheba, who is the executor of a deceased farmer’s estate. Mma Sheba has a feeling that the young man who has stepped forward may be falsely impersonating the farmer’s nephew in order to claim his inheritance. Mma Ramotswe agrees to visit the farm and find out what she can about the self-professed nephew. Then the proprietor of the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon comes to Mma Ramotswe for advice. The opening of her new salon has been shadowed by misfortune. Not only has she received a bad omen in the mail, but rumors are swirling that the salon is using dangerous products that burn people’s skin. Could someone be trying to put the salon out of business?
Meanwhile, at the office, Mma Ramotswe has noticed something different about Grace Makutsi lately. Though Mma Makutsi has mentioned nothing, it has become clear that she is pregnant . . . But in Botswana—a land where family has always been held above all else—this may be cause for controversy as well as celebration.
With genuine warmth, sympathy, and wit, Alexander McCall Smith explores some tough questions about married life, parenthood, grief, and the importance of the traditions that shape and guide our lives.
This is the fourteenth installment in the series.
This ebook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
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A little slower-moving and more diffuse than many of the 13 preceding volumes in this celebrated series...but it’s no more than you’d expect from a heroine whose fleetness has never been as big a draw as her wisdom.Read Full Review of The Minor Adjustment Beauty S... | See more reviews from Kirkus
The two story lines work as serviceably as Mma Ramotswe’s doughty white van to propel the story forward, but the book’s appeal lies less in deduction than irrepressible characters, intriguing local lore, and bone-deep love of Africa.Read Full Review of The Minor Adjustment Beauty S... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly
Mma Ramotswe’s internal ruminations on the nature of friendship, marriage and family form the core of this gentle story, a welcome addition for fans of the series.Read Full Review of The Minor Adjustment Beauty S... | See more reviews from Star Tribune
Mr. McCall Smith indulges in several delightful plot twists in his latest portrayal of life in the land where he was born and that obviously has a hold on his heart.Read Full Review of The Minor Adjustment Beauty S... | See more reviews from Washington Times
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