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Friday, October 17, 2014

Still Life by Louise Penny

Still Life is the first book of Louise Penny's Inspector Gamache series. (Also a movie starring Nathaniel Parker).  It's easy to see why Louise Penny is the recipient of so many awards, her books are in unique settings, with interesting characters. The story revolves around the death of a much loved Quebec school teacher who was found dead during hunting season. But whether it was simply a hunter shooting at anything that moved or was a premeditated death, Inspector Gamache and his team needed to find out. Inspector Gamache reminded me a little of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot and quietly studied the locals at Three Pines. But it wasn't just the death that was perplexing for him, there were so many lives intertwined in the small village that it was difficult to decide which was covering up a death and which was simply a secret that a local wished to keep. I found it a great story with a surprise at the end.

1 comment:

Joanne said...

sounds like a good read. The idea of Quebec and surroundings should offer some good descriptions.