Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
Penny is on peak form... The Madness of Crowds is a grown-up, timely thriller that considers the nature of cowardice - there's no peace without courage - and how to find and defend that spot between freedom and safety * The Times * This is a book of great ideas and wonderful characters * On Magazine * Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times -- Denise Mina She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes * The Times * Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium * New York Times * No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny . . . a fantastic series -- Elly Griffiths Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both -- Peter James A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings -- Ann Cleeves It's always a treat to spend a few days with Armand Gamache -- James Patterson [An] atmospheric, distinctive series -- Kate Mosse Penny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time with * Metro * Penny is an absolute joy * Irish Times *