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An elderly lady is up to no good : stories / Helene Tursten ; translated by Marlaine Delargy.

Tursten, Helene, 1954- (author.). Delargy, Marlaine, (translator.).

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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and no qualms about a little murder. 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?"--Provided by publisher.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library FIC TURSTEN (Text) 33892100613968 Adult Fiction Book None 06/04/2019 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1641290110
  • ISBN: 9781641290111
  • Physical Description: 171 pages ; 16 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Soho Crime, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Three stories were first published in Swedish in a collection entitled Mina mindre mord och mysterier"--Copyright page.
Subtitle from cover.
Summary, etc.:
"Maud is an irascible 88-year-old Swedish woman with no family, no friends, and no qualms about a little murder. 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?"--Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
In English, translated from the Swedish.
Subject: Older people > Fiction.
Murderers > Fiction.
Gothenborg (Sweden) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Short stories.

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