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  • Published: 15 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781641290111
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 184
  • RRP: $22.99

An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good



Maud is an irascible 88-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 investigations, 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, but 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 murder in her apartment complex, will Maud be able to avoid suspicion, or will Detective Inspector Irene Huss see through her charade?

  • Published: 15 November 2018
  • ISBN: 9781641290111
  • Imprint: Soho Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 184
  • RRP: $22.99

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Praise for An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good

Praise for Helene Tursten "As good as Louise Welsh's similarly creepy tour of Glasgow." Gillian Flynn, Entertainment Weekly "These days Scandinavian crime writers are thick on the ground. It's nice to see that the women can be just as bloodthirsty as the men." —The New York Times Book Review "[Tursten] imbues this novel with a cold chill of dread that can't be attributed only to the subfreezing temperatures of Göteborg in winter." —Chicago Sun Times "Truly satisfying." —Philadelphia Inquirer "An engaging mystery with a very likable heroine. With a writing style reminiscent of Camilla Läckberg or Henning Mankell, Helene Tursten offers a detective with a nuanced and compelling personal life, as well as a dark and intriguing mystery.” —Shelf Awareness

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