How to Retire for Free in Scandinavia?

Lies, Lust, and Larceny Book 1

Identical twin sisters travel to Norway to trick the Norwegian police into arresting them so they can retire in a luxurious Norwegian prison.

It's Dyngus Day in Buffalo, New York where identical twin sisters Lilah and Laylah Larceny (pronounced LAR -SEN-EE) are celebrating their favorite ethnic festival as they are getting ready to retire from their 30-year careers as makeover queens.

The twins are similar, with some differences: One twin believes in ghosts and the other in Aliens from outer space. Unbeknownst to Lilah, her newly adopted pet cat, whom she calls Dyngus is a bit of both.

One day as Lilah is watching a YouTube video, she comes up with an unusual idea about how she can retire comfortably abroad for free! But her sister Laylah who has always been competitive with her sister on the down low discovers her plan and takes off for Scandinavia without her!

Travel to Norway with the Larceny twins and find out how Lilah's unusual plan unfolds!


Excerpt from Lies, Lust, and Larceny © Copyright 2023 Lisa Marie Shankles

“Well, you’re looking mighty Swedish today, officer!” Taunted Laylah

“Madam, what are you trying to accomplish here?” Asked the handsome, well-groomed police officer in his best English, ignoring the intended insult.

“What does it look like? “Snapped Laylah in the churlish tone of a recalcitrant teenager.

The officer, who was not used to this kind of backtalk gave Laylah a confused but firm look and said, “You seem to be upsetting people.”

“Am I? What are you going to do with me?” said Laylah, tauntingly.

“Well, so long as you are not hurting anyone. We allow our people to speak freely here. Just be careful that you do not cause trouble.” Said the officer with a narrow-lipped smile who then departed without ceremony.

Laylah took a deep breath and then let it out, watching her breath seep out of her mouth, a bit flabbergasted that she was let off with a gentle warning. She had threatened to steal their cloudberries and cursed their monarchy! “These people are as stoic as tree stumps,” she thought. Astride had never mentioned this about them. How could she leave that out? Laylah wondered. This was surely a kink her plan, but she was on a mission! I will be in prison before anyone can say Cloudberry Souffle! She huffed under her breath.

Laylah took another deep breath and breathed out again watching her breath roll out of her mouth like tumbleweed ghosts from the cold, crisp air. If she had been in Buffalo, the officer would have taken her to the station for some questioning and would not have been so polite. She knew she would have to try again.

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