Author(s): Louise Penny
The CWA Dagger-winning first novel from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny, introducing Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.
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...
'Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Quebec police is one of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction' The Times
'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves
The CWA Dagger-winning first Louise Penny novel, reissued and repackaged by Sphere
âA rare treat.â â"People "magazine âItâs 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.â â"Chicago"" Tribune "âCerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Donât miss this stellar debut.ââ"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review) âTerrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight.ââ"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) âA gem of a book.ââ"Booklist" (starred review) â[An] auspicious debutâ¦ [Pennyâs] deceptively simple style masks the complex patterns of a well-devised plot.ââMarilyn Stasio, "The New York Times Book Review
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.