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

9.57 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781427258311

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 U.S. 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 Anthony Awards - Winner, 2007

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

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 U.S. 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

Not enough praise can be accorded Ralph Cosham, who has served as the reader for all the audiobooks in this series. His voice is simply magnificent. Newark Star-Ledger
“Penny has a gift with dialogue, and Cosham makes that gift pop for the audience…there is no mystery about the allure of Louise Penny's series or the beauty with which Ralph Cosham continues to narrate it. This is a series that should be experienced at least once on audio, and THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY is the perfect choice. Shelf Awareness
“A rare treat.” People
“A perfectly executed traditional mystery.” Denver Post
“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
“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

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 #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and multiple Agatha Awards and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada “for her contribution to Canadian culture.”

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Details

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