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Louise Penny

Biography

Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Her debut, STILL LIFE, won the John Creasey Dagger and the Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys Awards, and was named one of the five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by Deadly Pleasures magazine. Penny was the first author ever to win the Agatha Award for Best Novel four times --- for A FATAL GRACE, THE CRUELEST MONTH, THE BRUTAL TELLING (which also received the Anthony Award for Best Novel), and BURY YOUR DEAD (which also won the Dilys, Arthur Ellis, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero Awards). Her novel A TRICK OF THE LIGHT received an Independent Literary Award and was named one of the Best Crime Novels of 2011 by The New York Times, The Globe and Mail and Publishers Weekly. Louise lives with her husband, Michael, in a small village south of Montréal.

Louise Penny

Books by Louise Penny

by Louise Penny - Fiction, Mystery

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. But his neighbor, Clara Morrow, wants him to help her find Peter, her missing artist husband. Together with his former second-in-command, they journey into the soul of Peter Morrow, a man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. The journey takes them to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river to an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it The land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul. 

by Louise Penny - Fiction, Mystery

When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

by Louise Penny - Fiction, Mystery

When the renowned choir director at a monastery is murdered, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec are called in to investigate. They learn that one of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors.

by Louise Penny - Fiction, Mystery

“Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village. There, he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems.