Thoughts of home essays from house beautiful on the notion of home. She was born and raised in toronto, but now lives in a picturesque village in quebec with her husband. Fortunately, there are authors like louise penny that are also worth investigatingand weve rounded up 10 of the best below. The new page will be called cozy mystery books recommendations. The books of louise penny louise penny author official site. Hillary clinton confided in her recent memoir that ms. 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. Im recommending these to all my mysteryloving friends. The love of reading crime mystery books was in the family as her mother would live such novels all the time. Louise penny cm born 1958 is a canadian author of mystery novels set in the canadian province of quebec centred on the work of francophone chief inspector armand gamache of the surete du quebec. Louise penny has worked for many years for the canadian broadcasting corporation, with expertise in hard news and current affairs. What 5 coronavirus models say the next month will look like. See what bloggers and the media say about librarything.
Here is the list of the louise penny gamache books in order publication, starting with still life, her first book in the series, up to. Vj books is the largest online bookseller of signed and collectible. Her first published novel was the beginning of the inspector gamache series, still life, which was published in 2005. She has won numerous awards, including a cwa dagger and the agatha award seven times, and was a finalist for the edgar award for best novel. The bestselling novelist louise penny reflects on her love of. Louise penny books in order books in reading order. Louise enrolled at the ryerson polytechnical institute from where she earned a bachelor of applied arts radio and television. I know that if im not in the top five on the times bestseller list, im going to. The series features unconventional murders, a long list of suspects. Books in the series have been nominated for and received numerous awards.
The setting of louise penny book was also similar to the settings in agatha christie books, but that didnt stop louise penny from pursuing her dream as a writer. Louise penny chief inspector gamache series real places of. Penny tried her hand at historical fiction, which she was unable to finish, before writing in the mystery genre she became famous for. Louise pennys first armand gamache mystery, still life, won the new blood dagger, arthur ellis, barry, anthony, and dilys awards. A chief inspector gamache novel a chief inspector gamache mystery book 1. Louise penny has written an extremely satisfying mystery, one that will please on many levelsthis book touches the heart while engaging the mind.
The chief inspector armand gamache book series by louise penny includes books still life, a fatal grace, the cruelest month, and several more. The beautiful mystery by louise penny book 8 in the chief inspector gamache crime mystery series 2012. Louise penny builds a magical ensemble in the long. Cozy mystery books recommendations january 2012 the. Settings of louise pennys mystery novels come to life in.
Louise penny s work was often compared to agatha christie because the main character gamache reminded other mystery fan readers of the main character in chrisitie books. The brilliant new novel in the new york times bestselling series by louise penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time no outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of saintgilbertentrelesloups, hidden deep in the wilderness of quebec, where. If you enjoy detectives investigating extraordinarily mysterious cases, try these books to read if you like louise penny. Librarything connects you to people who read what you do. She is confident, she is hard to embarrass and is selfconfident most of the time. Still life by louise penny is the first of a series called three pines. Signed books by louise penny, autographed books, a book list, biography, and awards. Gamache lacks much of what the modern mystery solving detectives all seem to have. New york times bestselling author louise penny relishes secrets in her breathtaking mysteries. She has won numerous awards, including a cwa dagger and the agatha award five times and was a finalist for the edgar award. Reading the louise penny books in order involves picking up the popular canadian crime mystery series involving chief inspector armand gamache living in quebec. Discount prices on books by louise penny, including titles like kingdom of the blind. Known best for chief inspector gamaches adventures, penny has a way of taking a simple police procedural and twisting and turning it into a thrilling adventure.
Much in the style of the classic crime fighter we find ourselves drawn in by the intelligent controlled inspector. Simply use the inbuilt highlight feature to highlight all the books that you have already read. Louise penny is an awardwinning journalist who worked for many years for the canadian broadcasting corporation. Below is a list of all of louise pennys inspector gamache books in order of when they were originally released which is also their chronological order. Chief inspector armand gamache series by louise penny. Inspector gamache is a frenchcanadian character who lots of readers can easily identify with. Louise penny, whose novel the nature of the beast is no. Chief inspector armand gamache is the main character in a series of mystery novels written by canadian author louise penny.
The order of the gamache books, from first to most recent, is. Visiting the inspiration behind three pines concord monitor. Below is a list of all of louise pennys books in order of when they were originally. Still life, a fatal gracedead cold same book, different title, the cruelest month, a rule against murderthe murder stone same book, different title, the brutal telling, bury your dead, a trick of the light, the beautiful mystery, how the light gets in, the long way home, the nature of the beast, a great reckoning, glass. Louise pennys work was often compared to agatha christie because the main character gamache reminded other mystery fan readers of the main character in chrisitie books.
Download and read online for free ebooks written by louise penny. The latest chief inspector gamache novel by louise penny, a trick of the light, is available today and if you or your patrons are as thrilled as we are, you might already be worried about what to read next. Chief inspector armand gamache of the surete du quebec digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in three pines, finding long buried secretsand facing a few of his own ghosts. Books by louise penny author of still life goodreads. List of authors and books in order of publication order. Louise penny books, ebooks, audiobooks, biography barnes. We were inspired by the excellent librarians on the great readalike panel at bea to offer a readalike of our own. Louise penny, comes an evocative, immersive novel brimming with atmosphere and heartstopping suspense her most ingenious novel to date. Here is the list of the louise penny gamache books in order publication, starting with still life, her first book in the series, up to the current murder book a better man, published.
In an interview, the writer mentioned that michael is the model for our main. The following is a personality profile of louise penny based on her work. Aunt agathas a fabulous crime fiction bookstore in ann arbor has named. With our original reading list you get the perfect tool to enjoy louise pennys books the way they where meant to be enjoyed. Still life, a fatal grace, the cruelest month chief inspector gamache novel. Chief inspector gamache series in order louise penny.
With this being the first month of a new year, i thought it would be a perfect time to add a new page to the cozy mystery site. Ruth zardo is a poet from three pines, a village in quebec province, canada, the fictional creation of louise penny, who writes a. She was born into a family with a love for fiction. She has won numerous awards, including a cwa dagger and the agatha award seven times. Here are whodunit master louise pennys favorite mystery.
A new york times bestselling author and fivetime agatha award winner among many others, louise penny captured lightning in a bottle when she created her quebecois detective hero, chief inspector armand gamache but now youve read the entire series. The beautiful mystery by louise penny books in reading order. The chief inspector gamache series, books 1 10 by louise. It took me a while to realize that my books circle the same theme. A better man, with its mix of meteorological suspense, psychological insight and criminal pursuit, is arguably the best book yet in an outstanding, original oeuvre. Louise penny started her literary career with the first novel in the inspector gamache series, still life, in 2005. Louise penny builds a magical ensemble in the long way home chief inspector gamache is back in louise penny s latest novel, the long way home. The great louise penny readalike macmillan library. After reading seven louise penny mysteries set in the province of quebec, it seemed the right time to look for the tiny village of three pines, where murder, as one character says, is a cottage.
Louise pennys highly acclaimed, new york times bestselling mystery series has won the new blood dagger as well as multiple agatha, anthony, dilys, arthur. Inspector gamache is a series of whodunit mystery novels by canadian author louise penny, featuring chief inspector armand gamache. Catalog your books from amazon, the library of congress and 4941 other libraries. In 2017, she received the order of canada for her contribution to canadian culture.
A fatal grace chief inspector gamache novel paperback february 15, 2011. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The series is set in quebec and gamache works for the surete du quebec, where he heads the homicide department. She once ordered flaming mice in a quebec city restaurant, while trying to order flaming cherries, and. Louise penny has 47 books on goodreads with 71508 ratings. Her bestselling first mystery, still life, was the winner of the new blood dagger, arthur ellis, barry, anthony, and dilys awards. She has won numerous awards, including a cwa dagger and the agatha award seven times, and was a finalist for the. Reading the louise penny gamache books in order is one of the joys of the series lovers for stories that deal not only with a lot of murder but also some very vibrant and interesting characters. Louise penny books in order for her chief inspector armand gamache. Louise penny books list of books by author louise penny. Te format poche paperback by louise penny and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
It is my intention to devote one entry a month to asking you. Pennys first career was as a radio broadcaster for the canadian broadcasting corporation cbc. Sep, 2015 louise penny, whose novel the nature of the beast is no. See the complete chief inspector armand gamache series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. The writing is excellent, the poetry inclusions are compelling, and various side thoughts the author includes are thought provoking.
Since 2005 penny has published over a dozen armand gamache books, many of them winning such prestigious awards as the new blood dagger, arthur ellis, barry, anthony, dilys, agatha, and nero awards. See more ideas about louise penny, louise penny books and quotes. Louise pennys mystery novels are beloved far and wide as told by the four million copies her books have sold around the. Miss jane neal kept a wellread book on her nightstand, c.
Penny has written a saga in which both hero and author have grown in ability and assurance. Louise penny has created a great mystery solving detective. Read on to discover more tales of murder and comeuppance that feature clever sleuths you cant help but love. Louise penny was born in totonto, ontario, canada on july 1st 1957. Oct 04, 2016 known best for chief inspector gamaches adventures, penny has a way of taking a simple police procedural and twisting and turning it into a thrilling adventure. She has won numerous awards, including a cwa dagger and multiple agatha awards and was a finalist for the edgar award for best novel.203 1105 376 1235 1263 236 1189 600 788 752 317 1392 243 1300 242 225 267 1000 944 1427 791 1269 190 1038 1262 1620 882 1184 1509 1090 545 1226 934 424 9 328 229 992 610 1180 1291 708 1494 338 607 438 1371 899 148