An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good
by Helene Tursten, Sweden.
translated by Marlaine DeLargy.
Maud is an irascible 88-year-old woman with no family, no friends,,,and no qualms about a little murder. Ever since her father's untimely death, she has lived in the family's spacious apartment in downtown Gothenburg, Sweden, rent-free, thanks to a minor clause in a hastily negotiated contract. Now in her late eighties she leads a solitary existence, and she likes it that way. Over the course of her adventures - or misadventures - she handles a crisis with a local celebrity who has her eye on Maud's apartment, foils the engagement of her long-ago lover, and disposes of pesky neighbors. But when Detective Inspectors Irene Huss and Embla Nystrom are called in to investigate a dead body in the apartment, will Maud finally become a suspect?
This funny, irreverent story collection will keep you laughing all the way to the retirement home.
Small Hardcover, 174pp. 2013/Eng2018