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Thu Feb 16, 2012, 11:54 AM

Louise Penny is my new favorite author (link)

I think I posted about her on the old DU, but I've now read all her books in her series and they just kept getting better, so I wanted to recommend them here, in case anyone was looking for a great new series of books to dive into. Here's a link to see what I mean (and if her books are your cup of tea): http://www.louisepenny.com/reviews.htm

Here are the books in order:
Still Life (2005)
A Fatal Grace (2007)
The Cruelest Month (2008)
A Rule Against Murder (2009)
The Brutal Telling (2009)
Bury Your Dead (2010)
A Trick of the Light (2011)

Cheers!
Lex


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Reply Louise Penny is my new favorite author (link) (Original post)
Lex Feb 2012 OP
TBF Feb 2012 #1
Lex Feb 2012 #2
MaineDem Feb 2012 #3
Lex Feb 2012 #5
fadedrose Feb 2012 #4
Lex Feb 2012 #6
TheCentepedeShoes Feb 2012 #7
Lex Feb 2012 #9
MaineDem Feb 2012 #8
fadedrose Feb 2012 #10
MaineDem Feb 2012 #11
Lex Feb 2012 #12

Response to Lex (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 11:59 AM

1. I love the Inspector Gamache books :) nt

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Response to TBF (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 12:56 PM

2. Yep, I got totally hooked.

Am eagerly anticipating her next one in the series.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:11 PM

3. These take place in Canada, right?

I just read about this author on Audible.

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Response to MaineDem (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:34 PM

5. Yes, just over the border

in a tiny village called "Three Pines" and there are some scenes in Montreal and Quebec.

Lots of casual information in the book about the long-standing tension between the French and English. Stuff I didn't know much about but have learned while reading the series. Interesting background information in each book that sets the mood for the main story. Not boring, complex characters, but not overly so to the point it's bogged down, and well written.





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Response to Lex (Original post)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:13 PM

4. I've read them all

and I agree with you. I was so afraid to try her when Centipede Shoes recommended Penney, mostly because of the French names of people and places.

But if I pronounce them wrong in my mind, that doesn't take away from the good stories and rich character development.

I'm starting to like books by foreign authors.

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 16, 2012, 02:35 PM

6. I really came to love

the French phrases and names in the book. It's an exceptional series.

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Response to Lex (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 01:49 PM

7. Her next one

will be out 8-28-12
Called A Beautiful Mystery and set in a monastery

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Response to TheCentepedeShoes (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 20, 2012, 11:41 AM

9. Great!

Looking forward to it!



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Response to Lex (Original post)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 02:16 PM

8. I started STILL LIFE this morning

I like it a lot.

Thanks for the recommendation.

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Response to MaineDem (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 05:11 PM

10. Start at the beginning, Maine

Louise Penny is pure class....


How many have you read?

http://www.stopyourekillingme.com/P_Authors/Penny_Louise.html

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 05:49 PM

11. So far I've read Book 1

The next one is in my queue.

The Deborah Crombie books are similar.

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Response to MaineDem (Reply #11)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 07:50 PM

12. Great.

I'll check out Deborah Crombie.


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