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Still Life (2005) [Novel]
by Louise Penny Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Three Pines

Summary (From the publisher):

To locals, the village of Three Pines is a safe haven. So they are bewildered when a well-loved member of the community is found dead in the maple woods. Surely it was an accident, a hunter's arrow gone astray. Who could want Jane Neal dead?

In a long and distinguished career with the Surete du Quebec, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has learned to look for snakes in Eden. Gamache knows something dark is lurking behind the white picket fences, and if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will begin to give up its secrets...

Original title: Still Life


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryCrime/Caper
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPolice Procedural

Edition #1: Still Life

Still Life (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A delight for all of us who love detective fiction." Reginald Hill
  • "A splendid motive for murder, an attractive detective and some terrific atmosphere...An impressive debut novel...promising much enjoyment to come." The Times
  • "Beautifully written...Ever since Agatha Christie, we long for that perfect village touched by death. Three Pines delivers." Toronto Globe and Mail
  • "A cast of fascinating and beautifully sketched characters, and a clever plot with lots of twists and turns." Reginald Hill
  • "A terrific new voice...A delightful and clever collection of false leads, red herrings, strange behaviour and other diverting stuff." Toronto Star
  • "I loved it...a crime novel written with such skill and integrity, strong on character and atmosphere...I couldn't put it down." Margaret Yorke
  • "Delightfully unfashionable: there's no gory serial killing and it's about ordinary people." Sunday Telegraph
  • "What a joy it is to discover a detective like Armand Gamache: strong, calm and charismatic, and at work on a good mystery in a believable setting." Peter Lovesey
  • "The writing is assured, the grasp of hinting at tantalising secrets is mastered...all the ingredients for a good read." Shots magazine
  • "An excellent, subtle plot, full of understanding of the deeper places in human nature and many wise observations that will enrich long after the pages are closed." Anne Perry
  • "An enjoyable outing." Time Out
  • "A very clever book...Louise Penny knows that a small, closed community is in many ways the most dangerous place to live in." Ann Granger
  • "The plot is clever and tightly constructed...a delight to read." Calgary Herald
  • "A gem of a debut novel, clever, charming, with a setting to die for." Deborah Crombie
  • "A masterpiece of a traditional drawing-room mystery...where Chief Inspector Gamache, a modern Poirot, solves a heartbreaking homicide." Julia Spencer-Fleming
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Still Life (2006)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
ISBN: 0755328906
Pages: 402

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