Louise Penny


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in Toronto, Canada
July 01, 1958

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LOUISE PENNY, a former CBC radio journalist, is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of thirteen Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Penny has won six Agatha Awards and five Anthony Awards, and has been a finalist for an Edgar Award. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Her first Armand Gamache novel, "Still Life" won the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony and Dilys Awards.

Awards:
* Agatha Award: Best Novel
o 2007 – A Fatal Grace – Winner
o 2008 – The Cruelest Month – Winner
o 2009 – The Brutal Telling – Winner
o 2010 – Bury Your Dead – Winner
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Sunny, cold - frost warning - temps 5

Wow - how the season's change.  Autumn is here - and the leaves are falling...snow in high elevations.

And the film of Still Life has started - last week!  Stanbridge East, in the Eastern Townships, is standing in for Three Pines.

of course, the big question has been - who'll play Gamache- and we can now tell you - it's Nathaniel Parker.  I'm thrilled....I kno... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.17 · 514,570 ratings · 51,496 reviews · 38 distinct worksSimilar authors
Still Life (Chief Inspector...

3.88 avg rating — 99,881 ratings — published 2005 — 79 editions
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A Fatal Grace (Chief Inspec...

4.11 avg rating — 47,813 ratings — published 2007 — 64 editions
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How the Light Gets In (Chie...

4.41 avg rating — 37,771 ratings — published 2013 — 29 editions
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A Rule Against Murder (Chie...

4.20 avg rating — 37,131 ratings — published 2007 — 54 editions
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The Cruelest Month (Chief I...

4.15 avg rating — 38,756 ratings — published 2007 — 50 editions
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Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspe...

4.34 avg rating — 35,130 ratings — published 2010
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The Brutal Telling (Chief I...

4.23 avg rating — 33,032 ratings — published 2009 — 41 editions
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A Trick of the Light (Chief...

4.30 avg rating — 31,937 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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A Great Reckoning (Chief In...

4.43 avg rating — 30,812 ratings — published 2016 — 21 editions
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The Beautiful Mystery (Chie...

4.19 avg rating — 33,694 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Still Life A Fatal Grace The Cruelest Month A Rule Against Murder The Brutal Telling Bury Your Dead A Trick of the Light
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“When someone stabs you it's not your fault that you feel pain.”
Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace

“I was tired of seeing the Graces always depicted as beautiful young things. I think wisdom comes with age and life and pain. And knowing what matters.”
Louise Penny, A Fatal Grace

“Or - perhaps - I should just worry about my own behavior and let others be who they are.”
Louise Penny

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What should be our April Group Read? (Literary Award Winners)

White Teeth by Zadie Smith (Commonwealth Writers Prize)
 
  20 votes 21.5%

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Costa Book Award)
 
  14 votes 15.1%

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction)
 
  12 votes 12.9%

Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali (Anisfield-Wolf Award)
 
  9 votes 9.7%

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton (Man Booker Prize)
 
  8 votes 8.6%

The Giver by Lois Lowry (Newbery Medal)
 
  8 votes 8.6%

 
  5 votes 5.4%

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner (Man Booker Prize)
 
  4 votes 4.3%

Small Island by Andrea Levy (Orange Women's Prize for Fiction)
 
  3 votes 3.2%

 
  3 votes 3.2%

The Sari Shop by Rupa Bajwa (Grinzane Cavour Best Young Author)
 
  3 votes 3.2%

Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm (Locus, Hugo, and Jupiter awards)
 
  2 votes 2.2%

The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (Anthony Award, Agatha Award)
 
  2 votes 2.2%

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