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Still Life (Paperback)

Author:  Louise Penny
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312948557
ISBN-13: 9780312948559
Sku: 203434039
Publish Date: 5/1/2007
Pages:  325
Age Range:  NA
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Canadas SvretT du Quebec is called to Three Pines, a tiny hamlet south of Montreal, just north of the U.S. border, to investigate the suspicious hunting accident that claimed the life of Jane Neal, a local fixture in the village. A first novel. Reprint. *Author: Penny, Louise *Series Title: Chief Inspector Gamache *Publication Date: 2007/05/01 *Number of Pages: 306 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 6.75
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Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.||Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.||With this award-winning first novel, Louise Penny introduces an engaging hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces—and this series—with power, ingenuity, and charm.
Jane Neal is a retired schoolteacher who appears to be loved by everyone who has ever met her. When she is shot through the chest with an arrow, it's hard to imagine that anyone could have done it on purpose. But as Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is soon to find out, everything is not as it seems in this alluring small-town whodunit by first-time novelist Louise Penny.
Author Bio
Louise Penny
Louise Penny is the author of a series of mysteries featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec. Generally characterized as "cozies," the books won an unprecedented string of Agatha Awards, garnering the prestigious prize in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Penny was born in Toronto, and a journalism career later took her all over Canada, including stints in Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Montreal, and Quebec City. Upon retiring from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), she eyed the stacks of traditional mysteries by Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy L. Sayers and Josephine Tey on her bookshelves and hit upon the idea of writing such a book herself. The result was STILL LIFE (2006), set in the bucolic Quebec village of Three Pines. "The chances of getting published were tiny so the writing of the book needed to be fulfilling enough on its own. So I decided to create a community I would choose to live in, with people I would choose as friends," she explained to one interviewer. "I wanted it to be . . . a venerable old village with stone homes and a village green, that had survived disasters, and wars, loss and sorrow, and still turned its face to the sun." STILL LIFE quickly garnered Penny a slew of international prizes, including the New Blood Dagger (from the British Crime Writers Association), the Arthur Ellis Award (from the Crime Writers of Canada), and the Dilys Award (from the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association). Her subsequent books--all of which feature the quietly competent and morally upright Gamache-have enjoyed similar acclaim, and she is frequently cited by critics as a worthy successor to the late Christie.


"The beauty of [this novel] is that it's composed entirely of grace notes, all related to the central mystery....[Penny's] deceptively simple style masks the complex patterns of a well-devised plot." - Marilyn Stasio July 23, 2006

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Product attributePublisher:   St. Martin's Press
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