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Laugh Over “An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good” With Us

Good day, dear readers!

We have come into another fabulous month! I hope that this year has been kind to you so far. There is never a bad day when you have a good book to curl up with. I have been diving into my book pile lately and trying to get it a little more under control. Did you set your reading goal for this year? It helps to set milestones for each month as well!

We are currently reading The Pale Horseman by Bernard Cornwell, and are off on an epic Viking adventure. While this book is exciting, there are always more great books waiting for us to discover them. I wish that we could cover ten books a month! But since we can only do one, that just means that I have even more to share with you on the upcoming months.

For March, we will be reading An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good by Helene Tursten. We are going to giggle our way through March with this feisty elderly woman. The book contains five stories. The book was originally written in Swedish and has been translated for our reading pleasure.

We look forward to you joining us in reading! If you have friends in the military community that have not joined us yet, please encourage them to do so!

An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good Blurb from Goodreads:

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?


Eldery Lady Book Cover