Louise Penny

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LOUISE PENNY, a former CBC radio journalist, is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of fourteen Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Penny has won six Agatha Awards and five Anthony Awards, and has been a finalist for an Edgar Award. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Her first Armand Gamache novel, "Still Life" won the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony and Dilys Awards.

* Agatha Award: Best Novel
o 2007 – A Fatal Grace – Winner
o 2008 – The Cruelest Month – Winner
o 2009 – The Brutal Telling – Winner
o 2010 – Bury Your Dead – Winner


Sunny, cold - frost warning - temps 5

Wow - how the season's change. Autumn is here - and the leaves are falling...snow in high elevations.

And the film of Still Life has started - last week! Stanbridge East, in the Eastern Townships, is standing in for Three Pines.

of course, the big question has been - who'll play Gamache- and we can now tell you - it's Nathaniel Parker. I'm thrilled....I know h... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on October 12, 2012 12:13
Average rating: 4.18 · 701,911 ratings · 69,367 reviews · 37 distinct worksSimilar authors
Still Life (Chief Inspector...

3.88 avg rating — 126,646 ratings — published 2005 — 91 editions
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A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspec...

4.11 avg rating — 60,977 ratings — published 2006 — 75 editions
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How the Light Gets In (Chie...

4.43 avg rating — 46,276 ratings — published 2013 — 41 editions
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The Cruelest Month (Chief I...

4.15 avg rating — 49,344 ratings — published 2007 — 54 editions
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A Rule Against Murder (Chie...

4.20 avg rating — 46,668 ratings — published 2008 — 61 editions
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Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspe...

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The Brutal Telling (Chief I...

4.23 avg rating — 41,576 ratings — published 2009
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A Trick of the Light (Chief...

4.31 avg rating — 39,916 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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A Great Reckoning (Chief In...

4.42 avg rating — 38,764 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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The Beautiful Mystery (Chie...

4.19 avg rating — 41,963 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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Still Life A Fatal Grace The Cruelest Month A Rule Against Murder The Brutal Telling Bury Your Dead A Trick of the Light
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