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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2007-05-01
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 293
Edition language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (#1)
The title of this book has at least two meanings in the context of the work: first, and most obviously, the victim of the murder is an artist (and her work - though not exactly still life - contains clues that point to the murderer); secondly, there are references in various conversations to people ...
Turns out I already read my book for this square! On a related note, color me somewhat less impressed than I expected to be -- this is yet another insanely popular series that, as it turns out, I won't be rushing to continue. There's some really good and insightful writing in the later parts of t...
A decent mystery set in a charming village in Quebec, Canada. True to the Miss Marple tradition, even cozy villages have their share of darkness running underneath. The book also made me learn a bit about French/English tensions in the largely Francophone region. The omniscient point of view allows ...
I read this when it was released in '09, but I sometimes like to return to the first book of a much-beloved series to see how the author introduced her characters and setting. I did just that with Still Life, before starting Penny's latest, Kingdom of the Blind.Penny is a wonderful author, and it's ...
First in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, Still Life was a really good mystery and I am so glad I have finally gave this series a try as I have wanted to for a long while. Chief Inspector Gamache and his team travel to Three Pines where Jane Neal has been killed and it looks to be suspicious a...