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An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed
An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed | Helene Tursten
Don't let her age fool you. Maud may be nearly ninety, but if you cross her, this elderly lady is more sinister than sweet. Just when things have finally cooled down for 88-year-old Maud after the disturbing discovery of a dead body in her apartment in Gothenburg, a couple of detectives return to her doorstep, ruining a perfectly good afternoon. Though Maud deftly dodges their questions with the skill of an Olympic gymnast a fifth of her age, she wonders if suspicion has fallen on her, little old lady that she is. The truth is, ever since Maud was a little girl, death has seemed to follow her. In these six interlocking stories, memories of unfortunate incidents from Maud's past keep bubbling to the surface, each triggered by something around her: an image, a word--even a taste. Meanwhile, certain Problems in the present require immediate attention. Luckily, Maud is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands . . . even if it means she has to get a little blood on them in the process. *Includes cookie recipes*
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Jobridge
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You could say I‘m on a strong female lead kick 🤩

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Jobridge
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Moved on to the sequel for more research for my old lady character. This one is different though because Maud is reminiscing on past crimes that were committed long before those in the first collection. She‘s such an interesting character and she makes you cheer her on as she racks up a body count ☠️

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Honeybeebooks
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Panpan

This was almost a DNF but I held on since it was a short listen. Maude is on a trip to Africa but on the way she reminisces about a number of recent and past seeming mishaps in which she has been involved. Even on this trip there is a surprising incident. The story then turns and Maude decides to do some good. Redemption perhaps? It certainly isn‘t justice. Just meh and 2 ⭐️out of 5.

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LoverOfLearning
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Part 2! I like these little short stories!

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NovelGirl82
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Pickpick

The first book of Dewey‘s is complete! I love Maud so much! I really enjoy these books.

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NovelGirl82
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The first book that I‘m reading for Dewey‘s is underway! (And Cletus is keeping me company)

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Karisa
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Macabre, funny, and really quite good. I felt a bit guilty for liking these stories of Maud‘s evil deeds set in Sweden.

It felt as if I was encouraging her bad behavior. Clever, devious, hardworking, loves the fine things in life, and um, a cold-blooded, calculated, unrepentant killer— yet, it‘s really hard not to like her!😅

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akfreeborn
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Pickpick

Enjoyed this follow up of Maud‘s activity. This installment looks at her current situation and looks back to situations in the past that called her to action. Just when you think maybe she is unredeemable her plans for the future seem hopeful and bright.

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Ericalambbrown
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Murderous Maud, everyone‘s favorite ornery octogenarian, is back in a book of short stories - tied together as Maud reminisces during a flight to South Africa. I think I enjoyed this one even more than the first book. It was good to read stories from Maud‘s earlier life. And she mustn‘t be crossed . . . Unless you want to get beat with a stick. 😂

CampbellTaraL Hahaha! I'm so glad there's more Maud in the world. Definitely need to pick this up soon. 4mo
Ericalambbrown @CampbellTaraL I really enjoyed it! And it‘s been so rainy that I couldn‘t get outside. I‘m glad I picked it up. 🤣 4mo
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Angeles
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Bailedbailed

The conceit has run thin. I enjoyed the first book where we met our elderly serial killer but this second book in the series just couldn‘t grab me. I was bored and a bit annoyed by the lady, and so I bailed.

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booksandsympathy
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Next up! The first book got me out of a reading slump a couple of years ago and I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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elkeOriginal
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A thoroughly enjoyable follow-up to Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good. While the shock of Maud‘s extracurricular activities was a big part of loving the first book, this gives both glimpses of her life and past as well as setting up her future. Maud is nicely rounded out as a character and has cleaned up the streets of some less-than-likable foes. Delightful.

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AmandaBlaze
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This book was a lot fun. Maud dances circles around the police as she concocts her plans of revenge. The book is told through interconnected short stories.

TheSpineView Awesome! 7mo
ErinSueMreads Maud is the best 7mo
AmandaBlaze @ErinSueMreads Yes, she is. I love when she acts like a doddering old lady to throw off the detectives. 7mo
ErinSueMreads Me tooooo! The first time I read the first book I was like what the heck did I just read. Then I immediately read it again and cackled the whole time. I just bought the second one! 7mo
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jen_hayes7
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I‘m looking forward to seeing what Maud gets up to next. Happy March, Littens!! #lennox #catsoflitsy

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Maud‘s back at it… For a little old lady who has and is quite willing to kill to solve her problems (and sometimes other peoples) she‘s awfully likeable.

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CaitZ
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Maud is back and still up to no good, but there's a surprise. I enjoy this series and hope there are more to come.

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Gina
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Super excited to see if 88 yr Maude can control her murderous tendencies... book 1 is An Elderly Lady Is Up To No Good...

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LibrarianRyan
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Want to read more books in translation? Pick up this years book for Best in Translation.

#LitsyAwards2021

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HeatherBookNerd
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A nice follow up of stories about elderly murdering Maud, this time with a few glimpses of her past. Didn‘t like this one quite as much as the first, but the ending was such a delightful surprise that it made up for it.

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Litlady
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A huge, heartfelt thanks to my awesome #Litsypenpal @Beck9lol for all this bookish (and snugly) awesomeness! I think we‘re going on five years of friendship there‘s no slowing us down in sight! I‘ll be saving the two Christmas reads for later this year but eager to crack ‘Elderly Lady‘ book two and ‘The Perishing‘ to my TBR! So grateful and thankful for you, Becky and #Litsy for bringing our friendship together. Happy New Year and happy reading!📚

Beck9lol What a great five years of friendship! Happy New Year friend!! 9mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess
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My latest #libraryhaul and a copy of Book Page!

Mskt6891 What is Book Page? The cover looks really interesting but I can't see the details 9mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @Mskt6891 It is a monthly newspaper/magazine. My library has it for free. https://www.bookpage.com/ 9mo
Mskt6891 Oh nice ☺️ I never see cool stuff like this here in the UK! 9mo
BookBabe Oooh! I want that copy of Book Page! I haven‘t been to a library since the pandemic started. Guess it‘s time to venture out to one! We actually have a shiny new gorgeous local library and it‘s been soooooo tempting to go check it out! 9mo
Graciouswarriorprincess @BookBabe Send me an email at akallas@loyola.edu with your address and I can mail one to you. 😀 9mo
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jlhammar
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Fun to be back with Maud for this second Elderly Lady installment. Love the cover art on these!

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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Oh, Maud, you are a sly, feisty manipulative lady, but also boast a sizable caring heart. An appropriate and entertaining follow up!

Cinfhen I‘ve stacked both books for 2022!! 9mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen They‘re fun and quick, I think you‘ll like them! 9mo
emz711 Oh hello! How was I not aware of a sequel! 9mo
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britt_brooke @emz711 It just came out in (I think) October. It‘s good! 9mo
emz711 @britt_brooke just bought at B&N 50% off sale! 9mo
britt_brooke @emz711 Nice! Hope you enjoy! 9mo
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britt_brooke
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Busy day ahead with rain starting soon means a 6am walk with my boy, Champ. 🎧🐾

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy

Gissy 🐕 ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Cortg Cute! My dog didn‘t wake up until almost 8am! 🐾🦮🐾 10mo
britt_brooke @Cortg Champ is up and ready at 6am just about every day. It‘s nuts! 9mo
ItsAngel Champ is a lovely boy! 😍 I love Aussies, I have two 🐾 🐾 7mo
britt_brooke @ItsAngel Thank you! He‘s our first Aussie and he‘s such an amazing, smart pup. Would love to see a photo of your Aussies! 💚🐾 7mo
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MidnightBookGirl
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Murderous Maud is back! I really enjoyed these stories, especially the Christmas element woven throughout, although not as much as An Elderly Lady is Up to No Good- which is pretty much a perfect read. The reader gets glimpses of younger Maud throughout, which is a treat! #WinterGames #MistletoeManiacs @Clwojick

MidnightBookGirl Word Search Points:
Winter- 2
Christmas- 41
Santa- 1
Snow- 14
December- 5
New Year- 8
Family- 25
Game- 3
Holiday- 3
Mistletoe- 0
Believe- 5
Celebrate- 4
Total: 111 x 10 = 1110 pts!
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MidnightBookGirl
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Good morning, it's #WondrousWednesday hosted by @Eggs!

1. The Hubs and I always do a Christmas movie, and the last few years we've been joined by friends.
2. Stephen King, Kristin Cashore, and Sarah Addison Allen.
3. A Coffee Mug of Hopefulness and Potatoes.

Eggs Love the title☕️🧡🥔 10mo
Chrissyreadit I love Kristin Cashore too 🤍 and SAA is on my auto buy list also. 10mo
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Eggbeater
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Comforting Christmas murder with Maud, my favorite diabolical little, old lady Swedish serial killer. There's even a gingerbread recipe at the end.

vonnie862 Super cute cover! 10mo
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Mehso-so

Don‘t let her age fool you. Maud may be nearly ninety, but if you cross her, she is more sinister than sweet.

In these six interlocking stories, memories of unfortunate incidents from Maud‘s past keep bubbling to the surface. Meanwhile, certain Problems in the present require immediate attention. Luckily, Maud is no stranger to taking matters into her own hands . . . even if it means she has to get a little blood on them in the process.

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KaylaCostello
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I loved it!

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Andrea313
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Scored a great #LittleFreeLibrary find when out on an evening walk. Can't wait to start!

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Aims42
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The second book in the series is just as small 😆 A great weekend read though. Maud was a hoot, she is definitely a Top Ten Favorite character for sure 💛☠️💙

Patchshank Oh nice. I didnt know there was a second book. 11mo
Aims42 @Patchshank Yes 🙌🏻 It just came out a month ago 11mo
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Jen2
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Fabulous book!!

marleed Was that book named after me ;) 11mo
Cathythoughts @marleed 😂😂 11mo
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DanaManiac
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Panpan

2.5 ⭐️
Maude is an unlikely murderer, which adds a bit of whimsy to the stories. I LOVED the first book! This one makes is quite clear that Maude is simply a sociopath. Also- how can we believe that a woman who barely cared about her family and her one friend suddenly is moved deeply to care about a random black family in South Africa and “save” them? Cringe 😬

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Well-ReadNeck
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Love this latest collection of stories about the adventures of an elderly lady who mayborcmay not be a serial killer. Tons of fun. But start with The Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good (this one begins where tat one ends)

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MsRadioSilence
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I went in with high expectations and most of them were met, except at the very end. It felt a little too “white savior” for me, but I did enjoy getting a peek into Maud‘s past. Ironically enough, I was talking to my boyfriend about homemade gingerbread houses the day I bought this book, so now we have a recipe!

#scarathalon #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix #spookoweenreadathon #screamathon #getspookedreadathon #booklyreadathon #wickedathon

Crazeedi This sounds good 11mo
Read-y_Picker Yes this sounds really cute 11mo
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NovelGirl82
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Y‘all! I‘m so happy!

LeslieO Can‘t wait to read this one! 12mo
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Preciouz29
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Honestly, I‘m not sure what to make of this. That said, I really enjoyed the book and think that Maud is such an interesting and compelling protagonist! I believe this is a Swedish series, of which I had never heard of previous till now, but this seems to be a short story in the series. In this story, you get some background info and you just can‘t help but like Maud.

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Matilda
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All crime