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Escape from Sunset Grove
Escape from Sunset Grove

Escape from Sunset Grove

Lavender Ladies Detective Agency


416 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95)

Publication Date: June 2018

ISBN 9781447289388

Rights: US

Pan Macmillan (Jun 2018)
Pan Books

Price: $13.95


It's not easy having a roommate, especially when you're 95 years old

Change is afoot at Sunset Grove retirement home, and its residents aren't impressed. Under threat from falling masonry, best friends Irma and Siiri are forced out of their home to negotiate 21st-century living in the center of Helsinki. Their new surroundings throw up an endless number of daily challenges, from caring for the ailing Anna-Lisa to the mystery of which of the many remotes controls the TV. The pair are joined by growing numbers of friends in their flat-share, and their new close-quarters living raises some unexpected questions. As the Lavender Ladies begin to dig a little deeper, they find themselves following a trail of corruption, deceit and intimidation that might just lead them to their own front door. The Lavender Ladies must steel themselves for what is set to be their most dangerous case yet.


"A Finnish Miss Marple." —Independent

Author Biography

Minna Lindgren is a journalist. She was inspired to write her first novel, The Lavender Ladies Detective Agency, after researching the treatment of the elderly in Finland for a magazine article. The article won the 2009 Bonnier Journalism Prize, considered the highest journalism honor in Finland.