Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1) by Louise Penny

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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, 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 this holiday season…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

With this award-winning first novel, Louise Penny introduces an engaging hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces--and this series--with power, ingenuity, and charm.

Title : Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #1)
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ISBN : 0312948557
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 293 pages


Carol. rated it ★★★☆☆

November 06, 2015

Middling books are the hardest to review, dontchathink? Maybe it's the recent time change (is there any point to Daylight Savings Time anymore?), maybe it's the fact that I feel like I'm swimming uphill in my nursing clinical trying to get hours in, but Still Life kept putting me to sleep. A blurb...

Christine rated it ★★★★☆

December 31, 2016

4.5 stars With the encouragement of several of my Goodreads friends, I finally decided to pick up Still Life, a novel I bought 3 years ago. I don’t know why I waited so long to dust it off, especially since it has won multiple awards, but I can tell you it won’t take 3 years for me to read book 2...

Richard rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2014

Film Review Book Rating: 4.5* of five The Publisher Says: Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of...

Candi rated it ★★★★☆

August 01, 2017

"Three Pines wasn’t on any tourist map, being too far off any main or even secondary road. Like Narnia, it was generally found unexpectedly and with a degree of surprise that such an elderly village should have been hiding in this valley all along. Anyone fortunate enough to find it once usually...

Tatiana rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 14, 2010

I am a little sad that I can't give Still Life more than 2 stars. It was recommended to me and it's not a pleasant task to trash someone's suggestion, but what can I do, this book was just a barely OK read for me. Still Life is a traditional ("cozy") mystery set in a Canadian village Three Pines....

Linda rated it ★★★★☆

October 25, 2016

Sometimes a memorable read needs to be revisited for a multitude of reasons. Louise Penny lost her husband Michael this year. Her loss was so apparent in her latest offering, The Great Reckoning. As I turned the initial pages of this first book in the series, Still Life, I came upon the Acknowledg...

Florence (Lefty) rated it ★★★★☆

December 04, 2013

NO SPOILERS. Her debut, entertaining, well written and deserving of its literary awards. A traditional detective novel, the murder unraveled by careful observation - felt like a breath of fresh air after my normal diet of forensics mysteries. A murder disrupts the peace in Quebec’s heartland wher...

Phrynne rated it ★★★★☆

January 09, 2017

This was a pleasure to read. Imagine a detective who is happily married and is not an alcoholic! Discovering Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is a pleasure in itself! I really enjoyed the setting, a small town in Quebec, and I became quite attached to several of the characters. They were quirky and...

PattyMacDotComma rated it ★★★★☆

January 17, 2018

4+★ “He always felt a pang when looking at the hands of the newly dead, imagining all the objects and people those hands had held. The food, the faces, the doorknobs. All the gestures they’d made to signal delight or sorrow. And the final gesture, surely, to ward off the blow that would kill. The...

Delee rated it ★★★★☆

October 11, 2017

In all the years Jean Guy Beauvior had worked with Gamache, through all the murders and mayhem, it never ceased to thrill him, hearing that simple sentence. "Tell me what you know." It signaled the beginning of the hunt. He was the alpha dog. And Chief Inspector Gamache was Master of the Hunt. Oct...

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