If you havden't discovered Louise Penny yet, you are in for a real treat. Her most recent novel, The Beautiful Mystery, is now number 2 on the New York Times Bestseller List and her first novel, Still Life, will be made into a TV movie by the CBC.
Louise Penny writes a mystery series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec. Gamache is a man of moral integrity. He is intelligent, loves to eat, and has the loyalty of his colleagues. While Gamache is the main attraction here, Penny's fans also enjoy her cast of secondary characters, especially the residents of Three Pines. Penny's settings have a timeless feel, and the tone of her novels is that of hope and resilience despite adversity. The mysteries themselves are intricate and quirky, while their pacing reflects the thoughtful pace of Gamache himself.
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