Posts tagged Louise Penny

Book Review: “A Great Reckoning” by Louise Penny

This book was published in 2016 and is the latest novel in the author’s series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.  This time, he’s hung up his title as Chief Inspector and has become the Commander of the Surete Academy.  The Academy is a three year school where new recruits are trained in police procedures and taught […]


Book Review: “The Beautiful Mystery” by Louise Penny

I’ve become quite a fan of this author.  This book was published in 2012 and is another in the Chief Inspector Gamache series.  It isn’t necessary to read them in sequence; I started with her most recent books and have been working my way backwards. This story takes place in a remote monastery in Quebec […]


Book Review: “The Nature of the Beast” by Louise Penny

This book was published in 2015 and is another novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series.  The author uses the same setting and characters to present a new mystery to the reader.  The setting is a small town in Quebec called Three Pines.  It’s so small it doesn’t appear on any maps or on GPS.  Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife, Reine-Marie, […]


Book Review: “A Rule Against Murder” by Louise Penny

This book was published in 2008 and is another in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. The mystery part of this novel takes a long time in developing.  The book was nearly halfway over before there was a dead body.  The author takes considerable time in developing the relationship or lack thereof within the Finney/Morrow family.  It’s […]


Book Review: “The Long Way Home” by Louise Penny

This book was published in 2014 and was written by Louise Penny, a Canadian mystery writer.  Not surprisingly, the setting for this book is in Canada. Armand Gamache recently retired from the homicide division of the Surete du Quebec and lives in a small village called Three Pines.  The setting is idyllic and the people […]


“Things I Wished I Knew” by Louise Penny

This essay was in a collection called “How I Got Published,” edited by Ray White and Duane Lindsay, a Writer’s Digest Book.  My intention is to provide comments only on the content of the essay. The author provides some insight to things she wished she would have known as an unpublished author, wanting to get […]