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An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

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Unabridged Publication date: 06/11/2019

F O R T H C O M I N G ! Available July

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

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Audio CD ISBN:9781684573752
Digital Download ISBN:9781684573745

Summary

Maud is an irascible eighty-eight-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and . . . no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss Investigation series, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home.

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Product Description

Maud is an irascible eighty-eight-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and . . . no qualms about a little murder. This funny, irreverent story collection by Helene Tursten, author of the Irene Huss Investigation series, features two-never-before translated stories that will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home.

Ever since her darling father's untimely death when she was only eighteen, Maud has lived in the family's spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. That was how Maud learned that good things can come from tragedy. Now in her late eighties, Maud contents herself with traveling the world and surfing the net from the comfort of her father's ancient armchair. It's a solitary existence, and she likes it that way.

Over the course of her adventures—or misadventures—this little bold lady will handle a crisis with a local celebrity who has her eyes on Maud's apartment, foil the engagement of her long-ago lover, and dispose of some pesky neighbors. But when the local authorities are called to investigate a dead body found in Maud's apartment, will Maud finally become a suspect?

Reviews/Praise

"If you’re into crime stories, dark humor, and want it centered around an octogenarian, run to this collection." —Book Riot

"Dark, irreverent, and hilariously funny." —Booklist Starred Review

“Exceptional . . . Readers will be amused by how sharp-as-a-tack Maud plays the forgetful, fuzzy-brained old lady to achieve her ends.” —Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"A juicy dose of senior justice. The book is pure fun." —Kirkus Reviews

Author Bio

Helene Tursten is the author of the Irene Huss Investigation series and the Embla Nyström Investigation series. She was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, where she now lives with her husband.