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.