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.
Purchased this audio book because it was only $5.95. I loved it! I am now listening to A Fatal Grace and I am enjoying it very much as well! The reader does an excellent job ! I am looking forward to listening to the entire series.
Summertime Find, Perennial Winner
When the first Gamache book came out, my wife and I gave it a try. Since then we've marked the months until the next new novel comes out.
Louise Penny is now among our top three favorites. If you like a good mystery and also enjoy good storytelling this is the author you've been looking for. The characters are three dimensional. The plots are not formulaic. The chemistry between the characters is engaging. Trifecta!