Join the Brown Bag book discussion group for its summer outing to Beckenholdt Park. Librarian Paul McNeil will lead a discussion of Helene Tursten's murder-mystery collection An Elderly Lady Is Up to No Good. Please bring a delicious picnic-suitable treat to share or, if you prefer, a personal sack lunch.
Note the 11 AM start time. Come to Beckenholdt Park, 2770 North Franklin Street, Greenfield IN 46140. If it rains, we'll meet in the library's Greenfield GBC Community Room A.
From Publisher's Weekly: The five stories in this exceptional collection from Helene Tursten feature Maud, a seemingly mild-mannered 88-year-old Gothenburg resident, who’s perfectly willing to use wiles and sometimes deadly force to defend her independent lifestyle. In the delightful “An Elderly Lady Has Accommodation Problems,” a pushy neighbor has designs on Maud’s apartment, and that can’t be tolerated. When a gold digger hooks an old beau of Maud’s in “An Old Lady on Her Travels,” Maud decides to intervene, showing that she’s also ready to right wrongs that threaten others. Perhaps the best entry is “An Elderly Lady Seeks Peace at Christmas Time,” in which Maud cleverly puts a young clerk in his place and rids herself of an abusive neighbor. In the last two tales, she deals ruthlessly with a greedy antique dealer. Readers will be amused by how sharp-as-a-tack Maud plays a forgetful, fuzzy-brained old lady to achieve her ends.