Still Life - Louise Penny

Still Life

By Louise Penny

  • Release Date - Published: 2008-09-30
  • Book Genre: British Detectives
  • Author: Louise Penny
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 1,524 Ratings)

Still Life Louise Penny read online review & book description:

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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  • Excellent, humorous writing and brilliant characters

    5
    By Auggie's Man
    The plot was a lot of fun, but what worked for me was the writing, dialog, thoughts and characters. I need to move on to my list of books to read, but maybe just a quick run through the next in the series first... Yes, that’s what I’ll do.
  • The best.

    5
    By mystery lover 61
    Louise Penny writes with humor, compassion, intelligence and elegance. Her novels are to be savored but one usually devours them instead as they are so well done. The settings are divine and one is totally drawn into the characters lives, homes and settings. By far the best mysteries available today.
  • Still life

    1
    By A15g14
    The plot could be written on a napkin. Very weak.
  • Good mystery but shallow development of characters

    3
    By Jkdcmd
    Too many platitudes
  • Bad writing

    2
    By 1000triesforanickname
    I originally purchased this book because it was recommended to me by a friend, but one chapter in I was already regretting my purchase. The wrting is "telling" instead of "showing and I predicted the outcome very early on. Boring and predictable.
  • One of the best

    5
    By Kholt1807
    I seldom give mysteries five stars. This one deserves it. Great characters, complex plot, colorful, attentive to detail and faithful to the idea that artists go well beyond description.
  • Well done

    5
    By Pinelady
    This was the first book by Louise Penny I have ever read, but now I will read all Imcan find. The writing is beautiful and the humor, when it comes, is in character and delightful. The humanity in the book! The characters are real and the evil is real. The plotting and suspense are original. Nothing about this book is formula. This is not just a good read. It is a fine book.
  • Well-written!

    5
    By Ferry Person
    Louise Penny is one of the best contemporary mystery writers in North America. Her characters are well-drawn and complicated- new layers ( or is it depths?) are revealed under subsequent titles in this wonderful series. I was completely in love with Three Pines and its residents by the end of the first book and couldn't wait to find another so I could visit this village again.
  • Still Life

    4
    By guzmonster
    Truly enjoyed thhis book. The characters and the plot were clever. Had me laughing out loud!
  • Still life

    5
    By Lissalm
    More than expected

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