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Still Life by Louise Penny
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I've heard soooo many great things about Louise Penny's Armand Gamache mysteries and finally picked up a few books in the series. Still Life is considered a cozy murder mystery, set in a quiet town in snowy Quebec. Gamache is a deeply empathetic Chief Inspector who is called to investigate the death of a woman, presumably after a hunting accident.

The book is problematic yet enjoyable. Despite so many eye-rolling moments (e.g. there's a gay, café-owning couple who, in one scene and without irony, sing "It's Raining Men" - buy hey, it was published 13 years ago, cut her some slack), I found myself really invested in the characters and the outcome of the case. Even though I felt Gamache didn't do enough sleuthing to adequately move the case along (in fact, his first assumption was wrong and even though I felt the conclusion was a bit of stretch, it ended up being a perfect cozy, winter read. I plan on continuing the series - I hear they get better.

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Reading Progress

January 13, 2019 – Started Reading
January 13, 2019 – Shelved
January 14, 2019 – Finished Reading

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