Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy – Translated by – An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good

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?

Author: Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy – Translated by
Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Duration: 3 hours 12 minutes
Released: 19 Nov 2006
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Language: English

User Review:

ballcarrier very

This listen was very amusing. It’s a glimpse inside the life of a woman from a formerly well-to-do family who stays in her families’ home with all their glorious possessions from years past, though everyone would love for her to leave the rent controlled (actually free…) flat. It seems as if everyone who encounters Maud underestimates her, because she is capable of a lot at 89 years old, even murder.