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“Gamache is a prodigiously complicated and engaging hero, destined to become one of the classic detectives.”
---Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“The cozy mystery has a graceful practitioner in Louise Penny.”
---The New York Times Book Review
“Don’t look for the hamlet of Three Pines anywhere on a map . . . although Louise Penny has made the town and its residents so real . . . that you might just try to find it.”
---The Chicago Tribune
“[A Fatal Grace] is not the usual ‘cosy’ or even a traditional puzzle mystery. It’s a finely written, intelligent, and observant book.”
---The Houston Chronicle
“A remarkable new writer . . . Louise Penny arrives with flair, humanity, and intrigue in her debut novel, Still Life. . . . Elegant writing alone would not carry this remarkable book; Penny also creates a puzzle worthy of the masters. But more important, she studies issues of good and evil, of human nature, of human kindness, and human cruelty.”
---The Richmond Times-Dispatch
“This cerebral mystery . . . is a rare treat.”
---People on Still Life
Well described characters....twists and turn in story line....interesting ending.
I read the first Louise Penny book, Still Life, for my book club and have finished The Cruelest Month, the third in her series.
Louise Penny is a very unusual mystery writer because she spends as many words developing characters as she does plot.
I've truly enjoyed this series! It is a nice Agatha Christie style mystery with a good character story running through for each dynamic character. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Greta McKeand
One of the better books in the series, it is obviously setting the stage for the ongoing subplot of Gamache's position in the Surete.Published 3 days ago by Dancing Raisin
The story held my attention from beginning to end. I was suprised by the ending, not only the crime solution but also the subplot of the Chief Inspector's situation with his... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Fred
This is another formulaic Gamache story. The saving grace of these stories is that one likes Gamache. Otherwise I find them quite cloying.Published 8 days ago by AntoniaLM
I am biased because I absolutely love the Inspector Gamache series of mysteries. It is a real "cozy" with heart! Read morePublished 12 days ago by Josie Cabot
This series of novels are different than most murder stories. The descriptive nature of her writing style paints the scene and draws you into it. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Richard Carle