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"It Came to Me on a Whim" by Maria Bouroncle

  • May 21, 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852


  • No Charge for Drott Lodge Members

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Maria Bouroncle is a Swedish author. An economist by profession, she spent over 25 years in the field of international development before publishing her first novel in 2018. It Came to Me on a Whim has been translated into English, Dutch and Finnish, and is currently used on the Scandinavian Crime Literature course at UCLA. She lives in Washington, DC. 


Maria’s book tells the story of her great-aunt who killed her three children at the age of twenty-seven in 1929. Through exhaustive research, she has strived to shed light on what led up to this tragedy, which had been a tightly guarded family secret for over seventy years. 

Maria Bouroncle takes us deep into a story of real-life murder to show us the humanity – even love – behind the crime. A riveting read – haunting, atmospheric, and ultimately, heart-breaking”, writes Manil Suri, author of bestseller The Death of Vishnu and a former contributing opinion writer of the New York Times.

At the event, Maria will also show film director Carl Eneroth’s short documentary ”The Child Murderess in Vesene”, based on her book. It was the winner of ”Best Short Documentary” in London, New Jersey and Miami in 2021.

Please come and meet the author of  It Came to Me on  a Whim .

For more information on Maria Bouroncle please see her website:

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Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

10701 Old Georgetown Road

North Bethesda, MD 20852

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