Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 1

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

I started reading the Gamache series in the middle after I found one at a library book sale, and I always intended to go back to the early books to get some more foundation. I am glad I started with ... Read full review

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This was read as an audio book over many, many moons ... the fits and starts may not have helped it. It was a perfectly serviceable mystery, but the main character (Inspector Gamache) didn't interest ... 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 Qubec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.

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