Still Life by Louise Penny audiobook

Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

By Louise Penny
Read by Ralph Cosham

Macmillan Audio 9780312948559

The Chief Inspector Gamache Novels: Book 1

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In Still Life, bestselling author Louise Penny introduces Monsieur L'Inspecteur Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec, a modern Poirot who anchors this beloved traditional mystery series, winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the US border, 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 in these remote woods and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter. Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces—and this series—with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the Anthony Award

A Town & Country Magazine Pick of Best Mystery Novels for Any Mood

In Still Life, bestselling author Louise Penny introduces Monsieur L'Inspecteur Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec, a modern Poirot who anchors this beloved traditional mystery series, winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the US border, 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 in these remote woods and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces—and this series—with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A rare treat.” People
“A perfectly executed traditional mystery.” Denver Post
“Georges Simenon kept Maigret going for over a hundred books. It will be a delight for all of us who love detective fiction if Louise Penny can stay around long enough to do the same for Gamache.” Reginald Hill, author of The Stranger House
Still Life is a masterpiece of a traditional drawing room mystery, repainted in the autumnal colors of the Canadian countryside. Louise Penny is a storytelling artist.” Julia Spencer-Fleming, author of To Darkness and to Death
“What a joy it is to discover a detective like Armand Gamache, strong, calm and charismatic and at work on a good mystery in a believable setting.” Peter Lovesey, author of The Circle
“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
“A gem of a book.” Booklist (starred review)
“Filled with unexpected insights, this winning traditional mystery sets a solid foundation for future entries in the series.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don’t miss this stellar debut.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A gem of a debut novel—clever, charming, with perceptively realized characters…and the enormously appealing Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. I can’t wait for the next installment.” Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author
“An excellent, subtle plot full of understanding of the deeper places in human nature, and many wise observations that will enrich the reader long after the pages are closed.” Anne Perry, author of Long Spoon Lane

Reviews

Reviews

by Holly 9/13/2017
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Fun cozy!

I had fallen in love with Inspector Gamache by the end of this book. Not in the romantic sense, just in that I think he is a brilliant character. Ralph Cosham's portrayal of him was also brilliant. His french pronunciation sounded spot-on, and he definitely paid attention to details. The story was engaging and I flew through the book to find out what happened.

Author

Author Bio: Louise Penny

Author Bio: Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Toronto Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She is also coauthor with Hillary Rodham Clinton of the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller State of Terror. She has won numerous awards, including eight Agatha Awards and a CWA Dagger, and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English