Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Quebec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
A constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves - New York Times Book Review It's hard to see how Louise Penny can raise the stakes any further for her iconic, fatherly good guy, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, but somehow in each book she does - News & Observer She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes - The Times Brain-teasing puzzles, life-and-death stakes and lots of Three Pines, a magical place where the warmth in the villagers' hearts thaws the ice on their eyelashes - St Louis Post Dispatch Nimble sleight-of-hand plotting, strong characters, profound compassion and luminous prose are hallmarks of Penny's novels - Seattle Times Penny is an absolute joy - Irish Times With an uncompromising eye, Penny explores the depths of human emotion, both horrifying and sublime. Her love for her characters and for the mystical village of Three Pines is apparent on every page - Publishers Weekly Highly recommended for lovers of psychological, character-driven mysteries - Library Journal