One of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time, Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. With a CWA Dagger and seven Agatha Awards to her name, as well as her reputation as a master plotter, Penny is sure to thrill and delight with her latest release.
Louise Penny is a beloved author and creator of the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. This gripping murder mystery saga spans seventeen books, with the eighteenth set to be released later this year. Penny is also co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling political-mystery novel State of Terror with former United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Before her career as an author, Louise Penny worked as a journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. In 2005, Penny published Still Life, the first installment in what would become a massively successful series of murder mystery novels, often referred to as the “Three Pines” series. The decidedly Canadian crime saga takes place in a fictional Quebec town called “Three Pines,” and features the native French speaker Inspector Armand Gamache.
Huffington Post contributor Nina Sankovitch observes, “Penny uses the history of old Canada to set up her characters, and illustrate their differing personalities and backgrounds. She then takes on huge themes—memory, guilt, hope, love, friendship—that are amplified but never overtaken by the murder mystery the quietly heroic and hugely kind Inspector Gamache must solve.”
In 2017, Penny received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Penny is also the recipient of a CWA Dagger Award, multiple Agatha Awards, and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel.