The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith (Random House, 2013)
Fans will probably recognize by the title that this is the latest eagerly awaited novel in the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series. There is something about translating titles from non-European languages that results in odd phrases like the one in the title; a fact McCall Smith uses to his advantage even though his books are all published originally in English as far as I know. In this installment of the saga, the agency’s newly married assistant detective is pregnant and delivers a baby boy, but the detective work goes on as always.