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An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

By: Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy - Translated by
Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
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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 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 18, 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 80s, 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?

©2013 Helene Tursten ("An Elderly Lady Has Accommodation Problems" and "An Elderly Lady on Her Travels"); English translation copyright 2017 by Marlaine Delargy; copyright 2013 by Helene Tursten ("An Elderly Lady Seeks Peace at Christmastime"); English translation copyright 2018 by Marlaine Delargy; copyright 2018 by Helene Tursten ("The Antique Dealer’s Death" and "An Elderly Lady Is Faced with a Difficult Dilemma"); English translation copyright 2018 by Marlaine Delargy (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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Unexpected tales. I was really happy to have stumbled across this title and would recommend to all types of readers.

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a real gem

just great great read. gotta love this antihero! diving into the other books straight away!

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Age of innocence??

Kept me engaged, got to love a good/bad octogenarian. Paced and read well. Evil has no age limit.

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What a ‘delightful’ character

Loved it. Loved the stories and the narration. Wonderful characters both good and evil. Great narration.

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very entertaining!

I love it! I hope I'm half as good as Maude at her age! I want to hear more stories about Maude!

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Surprising

Wasn’t expecting much, but definitely wasn’t expecting that!!!

A collection of short stories. Kept my attention

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Fantastic dark humour!

Well narrated and fun! An easy read for a wet Sunday afternoon. Beware the old ladies…

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Her Persistent Attitude of being Old ..

Too Short and Character Not Developed enough ... ( tho we got the Histrionics of the Apartment ) ...At 89 I doubt she Climbed out of that Window regardless of her Guilt !where these Sunday paper Stories in Sweden ?

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Darkly delightful

Never, ever, underestimate our senior members of the population. If you do, you do so at your peril. Delightfully macabre, well translated, don’t balk at the hot wash cycle for blood stains, the only hiccup in an otherwise highly entertaining, well written and well performed piece of literary noir.

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how much mischief an elderly woman could find

I was very pleased early in the book how much misheif and honesty this woman would embark on. how delightful and dark but amsuing

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