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Stars: 4 / 5
Recommendation: A murder set in a quaint village investigated by a pair of detectives, all the while unearthing hidden secrets of the locals and creating ripples in their calm pool. What else you need for a successful murder mystery?
Still Life is the first book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series by Louise Penny first published in January of 2005. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is introduced here in his very first case of a suspicious death of a local prominent person in the village of Three Pines. This was also the debut novel for Penny which earned her several awards like New Blood Dagger Awards, Arthur Ellis Award, the Dilys Award, 2007 Anthony Award and the Barry Award.
The series revolves around Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, the police force for Quebec, investigating secrets and shadows beneath the tranquil world of the village of Three Pines. He also unearths some of his own secrets, faces his own fears and exorcises some of his own ghosts, along the way. The series has won many acclaimed awards such as New Blood Dagger, multiple Agatha Awards among others. A total of 16 books and 1 novella have been published so far beginning with Still Live in 2005, and the series still continues with the 16th book set to be released in September of this year.( Collapse )