Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 1

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Little, Brown Book Group, Jul 7, 2015 - Fiction - 416 pages

The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force.

But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets...

Celebrating ten years of Chief Inspector Gamache, this collector's edition contains an exclusive, illuminating and in-depth profile of Louise Penny, creator of one of the most enduring and distinctive characters in crime fiction.

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Well written mystery that takes place in Quebec. The characters were interesting and I look forward to reading more of this series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Read full review

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I have read this entire series and LOVED it. For some reason though, I had missed this book, the first in the series and I wasn't all that eager to read this one, having been told by many that the ... Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Québec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.

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