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Louise Penny


Canada (1958 - )

Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels (Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month). She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), 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. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.
 
Series
Chief Inspector Gamache
1. Still Life (2005)
2. Dead Cold (2006)
     aka A Fatal Grace
3. The Cruellest Month (2007)
     aka The Cruelest Month
4. The Murder Stone (2008)
     aka A Rule Against Murder
5. The Brutal Telling (2009)
6. Bury Your Dead (2010)
6.5. The Hangman (2010)
7. A Trick of the Light (2011)
8. The Beautiful Mystery (2012)
9. How the Light Gets In (2013)
10. The Long Way Home (2014)
11. The Nature of the Beast (2015)
12. A Great Reckoning (2016)
13. Glass Houses (2017)
The Armand Gamache Series Books 1-12 (omnibus) (2017)
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Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2007) : Dead Cold
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2007) : Still Life
Barry Awards Best First Novel winner (2007) : Still Life
Dilys Awards Best Book winner (2007) : Still Life
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2008) : The Cruellest Month
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2009) : The Brutal Telling
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Cruellest Month
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Cruellest Month
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Cruellest Month
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2010) : Bury Your Dead
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2010) : The Brutal Telling
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2010) : The Brutal Telling
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2011) : A Trick of the Light
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2011) : Bury Your Dead
Dilys Awards Best Book winner (2011) : Bury Your Dead
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2011) : Bury Your Dead
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2012) : The Beautiful Mystery
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2012) : A Trick of the Light
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2012) : A Trick of the Light
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : How the Light Gets In
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2013) : The Beautiful Mystery
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2013) : The Beautiful Mystery
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Long Way Home
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel nominee (2014) : The Long Way Home
Dagger Awards Best Book nominee (2014) : How the Light Gets In
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel nominee (2015) : The Nature of the Beast
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Long Way Home
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Long Way Home
Agatha Award Best Contemporary Novel winner (2016) : A Great Reckoning
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2016) : The Nature of the Beast
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : A Great Reckoning
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2017) : A Great Reckoning
Macavity Awards Best Book nominee (2017) : A Great Reckoning


Louise Penny recommends
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The First Wave (2007)
(Billy Boyle World War II Mystery, book 2)
James R Benn
"What a great read, full of action, humor and heart. . . . Equal parts spy thriller, war story and murder mystery, with a dollop of romance that's never sweet, this is just a terrific book. More please!"
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The Fat Man (2010)
Ken Harmon
"It's the 'Naughty List' for you, if you don't buy this book for christmas!"
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The Witch of Babylon (2012)
(Mesopotamian Trilogy, book 1)
D J McIntosh
"Ancient history and alchemy combine to terrorize us in this stunning historical thriller. A terrific read."
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Dante's Wood (2013)
(Mark Angelotti, book 1)
Lynne Raimondo
"A taut, compelling, very moving debut novel."
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Aunty Lee's Delights (2013)
(Singaporean Mystery, book 1)
Ovidia Yu
"A delicious debut. No mere whodunnit - Aunty Lee's Delights sparkles with insight... Rosie Lee is a terrifically original heroine."
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Four Equations (2016)
Robert Landori
"Robert Landori writes marvelously intricate international intrigue thrillers..."
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Design for Dying (2016)
(Lillian Frost & Edith Head, book 1)
Renee Patrick
"A beguiling champagne cocktail of crime novel...Design for Dying is a delight."
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Another One Goes Tonight (2016)
(Peter Diamond, book 16)
Peter Lovesey
"A superb series."

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