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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces — and this series — with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

Review:

"A rare treat." People magazine

Review:

"It's hard to decide what provides the most pleasure in this enjoyable book: Gamache, a shrewd and kindly man constantly surprised by homicide; the village, which sounds at first like an ideal place to escape from civilization; or the clever and carefully constructed plot." Chicago Tribune

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"Terrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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"Still Life is a lovely, clever book and I hope I shall be reading a lot more by Louise Penny!" Ann Granger, author of That Way Murder Lies

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"A gem of a book." Booklist (starred review)

Synopsis:

With this award-winning first novel, Penny introduces Inspector Armand Gamache, who commands his forces with integrity and quiet courage. Locals are convinced a murder is no more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache uncovers something more sinister.

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Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain its a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces--and this series--with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

About the Author

Louise Penny is an award-winning journalist who worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her bestselling first mystery, Still Life, was the winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards; and her second, A Fatal Grace, won the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montreal where she writes, skis, and volunteers. Visit her website at www.louisepenny.com.

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Kathleen K, January 27, 2012 (view all comments by Kathleen K)
I found this book recommended by a mystery writer's blog, and was pleased I came across it. It's the first in a series set in a small Canadian town just north of the Vermont border, and filled with wonderfully descriptive passages of the locale as well as introducing some urban Quebecois characters into the otherwise bucolic setting.

I was surprised to learn of the ongoing animosity between the English and French people of Quebec - I didn't realize that still existed and yet the author (who lives in small-town Quebec) notes it frequently, as friction and bias between some of the characters.

I've since read more of this series. Louse Penny, the author, writes in a broad omniscient viewpoint, which may turn off readers who prefer to be close in the minds of just one or two characters. All of the novels are a mix between cozy mystery (small town setting), detective novel (Chief Inspector Gamache leads the investigations), and psychological studies. They proceed at a leisurely pace, which might not appeal to everyone, but seems to fit just right in with the daily life of the residents of Three Pines. I am quite fond of this series - the writing is intelligently applied and so beautiful at times, and LP seems to really know the inner workings of many different types of people and small towns.
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sarah e, August 2, 2011 (view all comments by sarah e)
Quite cozy. I like to be led around by the author of a detective series, I like to be kept guessing all through the book. While reading this my list of suspects grew and changed and eventually narrowed to the wrong person - making it even more fun to discover the murderer. I'd say that the town is the real star of this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312541538
Author:
Penny, Louise
Publisher:
Griffin
Author:
Griffiths, Elly
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Quebec (Province)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Victims of violent crimes
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective/Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Myster
Subject:
y & Detective/Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Armand Gamache Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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Product details 320 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312541538 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A rare treat."
"Review" by , "It's hard to decide what provides the most pleasure in this enjoyable book: Gamache, a shrewd and kindly man constantly surprised by homicide; the village, which sounds at first like an ideal place to escape from civilization; or the clever and carefully constructed plot."
"Review" by , "Terrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight." (starred review)
"Review" by , "Still Life is a lovely, clever book and I hope I shall be reading a lot more by Louise Penny!"
"Review" by , "A gem of a book." (starred review)
"Synopsis" by , With this award-winning first novel, Penny introduces Inspector Armand Gamache, who commands his forces with integrity and quiet courage. Locals are convinced a murder is no more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache uncovers something more sinister.
"Synopsis" by ,

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain its a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces--and this series--with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

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