TOUGH OLD GIRLS ON THE WARPATH  - Krutgummor på krigsstigen (Swedish)

In this book we are introduced to two sisters and a collection of women all over the age of 70 who have had enough with the warmongering leaders all over the world. With finess and ingenuity they take on the arms trade in the most amusing way. In their community hall they plan their resistance and train diligently in civil disobedience. Their friendly and energetic neighbours make their living of off the apple orchard making muled wine and champagne. Or so they say. And they are more than happy to be invited over for dinner and coffee. Until one day when the disguise is unveiled  – in the basement they are storing something completely different; weapons and drones. And the living they claim to make of the apples are really the make from making business with militaries and warring countries. The women are smart enough to realise they need help by younger spirits to take on these soulless warmongers. They hire a 15-year old boy who is great at hacking into computer systems. And the consequences are more than dramatic. 

THE LITTLE OLD LADY BEHAVING BADLY 

This is the first title in this much-loved series.

79-year-old Martha Andersson dreams of escaping her care home and robbing a bank.

She has no intention of spending the rest of her days in an armchair and is determined to fund her way to a much more exciting lifestyle. Along with her four oldest friends – otherwise known as the League of Pensioners – Martha decides to rebel against all of the rules imposed upon them. Together, they cause uproar with their antics protesting against early bedtimes and plasticky meals.

 

As the elderly friends become more daring, they hatch a cunning plan to break out of the dreary care home and land themselves in a far more attractive Stockholm establishment. With the aid of their Zimmer frames, they resolve to stand up for old aged pensioners everywhere – Robin Hood style. And that’s when the adventure really takes off . 

THE  LITTLE OLD LADY WHO STRUCK LUCKY AGAIN

This is the second title in this much-loved series.

Martha Andersson and the League of Pensioners have left behind their dreary care home in Stockholm and headed for Las Vegas. This is their opportunity for a new lease of life and they plan to make the most of it. But before long they are up to their old tricks and with ingenious tactics, a pair of false teeth and a wheelchair each, they plot to outwit the security system at one of the biggest casinos. However, they aren’t the only ones planning on stealing bucket loads of cash and soon find themselves pitted against a gang of dangerous criminals. Can the group of elderly friends work together to outsmart the younger robbers and get away with their biggest heist yet? 

THE  LITTLE OLD LADY WHO BROKE ALL THE RULES 

This is the third title in this much-loved series.

 

Nothing can stop The League of Pensioners, a wily gang of blue-rinsed rebels. They have a plan and to realise it they are going to need money, lots of money. 

 

Martha and her friends set out to catch some of the biggest financial fish in the sea. In their hunt for the big bucks, the gang plan to cheat billionaires out of their luxury yachts in the south of France’s sun-bleached Saint-Tropez. 

 

But with the police hot on their heels, will this group of unassuming conspirators be able to cover their tracks?

VIKING GOLD - Vikingaguld (Swedish)

Viking Gold is the third title in this historical novel series. 

 

The viking woman Estrid has left her inn and is looking for the adventure in the east. However, the journey is not what she had expected and soon enough she is forced to flee for her life. 

 

The trader Erik is still in Birka where he runs the inn. The great men of the funnel are unhappy with King Björn and soon Erik is drawn into the intrigues.

 

At the same time, a huge enemy fleet is approaching Birka. The heathens and the Christians' struggle for the city will be decided soon.

 

Viking Gold is a story about adventure, drama and love during the Viking Age.

VIKING SILVER - Vikingasilver (Swedish)

This is the second title in this historical novel series.

Before Birka was torn between pagan and Christian beliefs, women were free and men were Vikings.

Birka is a Viking town in full bloom. Businessmen from all over the world buy and sell goods there. At the same time, the threat of an attack looms from the ocean. The long business journeys of the men leave the women with freedom and responsibility. But Birka is entering a new age. Suddenly the sacrifice to the Aesir Gods is no longer something taken for granted, the independence of women is questioned and Bishop Gautbert preaches about God’s punishment and hell. Viking Silver portrays two dramatic life destinies in Birka. The novel describes how strong and independent the position of female Vikings had been, about the men’s adventures as Vikings.

VIKING SACRIFICE - Vikingablot (Swedish)

This is the first book this historical novel series.

Erik Bärnstenshandlare is on his way home to Birka after three years. Ansgar, a monk and passenger on Erik’s ship was sent to covert the Swedes to Christianity. After a dramatic journey, they finally arrive in Birka when Erik realises that Birka is not the same city he once left. Heartbroken, he tries to create a life together with the dispossessed woman, Estrid.  Ansgar is hiding a deep secret. A secret that has something to do with Estrid…

 

Viking Sacrifice describes how strong and independent the position of female Vikings had been and about the men’s adventures as Vikings.

VIKINGAFURSTINNAN - Viking Princess (Swedish)

Det är oroliga tider i Norden och vikingafurstinnan Ingegerd och Olav den Helige ska gifta sig. Men Ingegerds far, Olof Skötkonung, motsätter sig bröllopet – han och Olav ligger i fejd med varandra och Ingegerd tvingas därför att resa till Rus för att äkta Jaroslav den Vise, en äldre man hon aldrig tidigare mött. Stormännen hotar med uppror och Norge med krig. Ingegerd befinner sig mitt i stormens öga.

 

Denna roman har verklighetsbakgrund och berättar om en spännande tid med politiska förvecklingar mellan dåvarande Norge, Sverige och Ryssland i början av 1000-talet. Ingegerd Olofsdotter blev Sveriges första helgon och var en av våra första kvinnliga offentliga personligheter.

 

Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg väver skickligt samman trådarna kring hennes öde och skildrar en inflytelserik kvinna i en tid då maktfullkomliga män härskade över Norden.