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Still Life (Chief Inspector Gamache #1)

Still Life (Chief Inspector Gamache #1)

Author: Louise Penny
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Ser.
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Description

The CWA Dagger-winning first novel from New York Times bestseller Louise Penny

'Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Quebec police is one of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction' The Times

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...

'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

Promotion info

The CWA Dagger-winning first Louise Penny novel, reissued and repackaged by Sphere

Reviews

�A rare treat.� �"People "magazine �It�s hard to decide what provides the most pleasure in this enjoyable book: Gamache, a shrewd and kindly man constantly surprised by homicide; the village, which sounds at first like an ideal place to escape from civilization; or the clever and carefully constructed plot.� �"Chicago"" Tribune "�Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don�t miss this stellar debut.��"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) �Terrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight.��"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) �A gem of a book.��"Booklist" (starred review) �[An] auspicious debut� [Penny�s] deceptively simple style masks the complex patterns of a well-devised plot.��Marilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review

Author description

Louise Penny is the New York Times-bestselling author of five previous novels. Her books have sold over a million copies worldwide. She recently won the prestigious Anthony Award at Bouchercon 2010.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9780751547382
  • : Little, Brown Book Group Limited
  • : Sphere
  • : April 2011
  • : 198mm X 126mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 400
  • : 813/.6
  • : English
  • : New edition
  • : Paperback
  • : Louise Penny