finished reading

I love feisty septuagenarians!  This book is a translation from Swedish and has a particular storytelling style.  It is not off-putting, though, don't get me wrong.  It's sort of meandering.  Long-winded.  Regardless, this book is a fun heist.  I liked the multiple tropes throughout the action--especially borrowing from crime and detective novels.

Martha is the main character and could be considered the ringleader.  She's no-nonsense.  I liked that about her.  The gang comprises her friends from the old folks home:  Brains, who is the technical side of the heist, Rake is the muscle of the group, Christina is the artist of the group, and Anna-Greta who finances their shenanigans.  

From the publisher:
Martha Andersson may be seventy-nine years old and live in a retirement home, but that doesn’t mean she’s ready to stop enjoying life. So when the new management of Diamond House starts cutting corners to save money, Martha and her four closest friends — Brains, Rake, Christina, and Anna-Gretta (a.k.a. The League of Pensioners) —won’t stand for it. Fed up with early bedtimes and overcooked veggies, this group of feisty seniors sets out to regain their independence, improve their lot, and stand up for seniors everywhere.

Their solution? White-collar crime. What begins as a relatively straightforward robbery of a nearby luxury hotel quickly escalates into an unsolvable heist at the National Museum. With police baffled and the Mafia hot on its trail, the League of Pensioners has to stay one walker's length ahead if it's going to succeed...

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