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An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good by Helene Tursten
Nov 06, 2018 | 184 Pages
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An ABA IndieNext Selection for November 2018 
A Loan Stars Top 10 Pick November 2018

Praise for An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

“This elderly lady stops at nothing in her desire for a peaceful existence. I ought to feel guilty for enjoying her crimes, but I don’t. The stories are written with such persuasive logic and delicious irony that I want the killing to continue indefinitely.”
—Peter Lovesey, Mystery Writers of America Grand Master

“The juxtaposition of the way Maud presents in the world, as elderly, somewhat frail, and what she is capable of doing when she is thwarted makes for a really intriguing read that is often laugh out loud funny.” 
—Lily Bartel, WAMC’s The Roundtable 

“A petite, deliciously dry set of short stories . . . grab this one as a stocking-stuffer for the mystery lover on your list.”
The News & Observer 

“A succinct treatise on how to get away with murder. This is a terrific little dollop of crime. Just beware of the little old lady who lives upstairs.”
Washington Independent Review of Books

“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

“Morbid, mysterious, and outrageously funny…this collection is a wonderful example of the more uproarious side of Scandinavian Noir, one that doesn’t often reach our shores and should be savored when it does.”

“Top of the line . . . [Maud] has a take-no-prisoners penchant for survival and can go from zero to 90 whether practicing self-defense or administering rough justice. She does both and more in this collection of finely written and memorable stories.”

“The elderly female antihero we never knew we needed . . . Suspenseful, funny, and certainly unique, this story is one you won’t want to miss this holiday season.”

“Never underestimate 88-year-old ladies—nearly deaf, living alone, and using wheeled walkers—when it comes to murder . . . You won’t want to miss Tursten’s clever stories.”
—Karen Briggs, The Booknook

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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