February 2009 Indie Next List
“This is the fourth book in the utterly charming, utterly compelling series featuring Quebec's Chief Inspector Gamache. In this one, he and his wife visit an isolated resort for their wedding anniversary, becoming embroiled in the inner workings of a more-than-dysfunctional family. Penny's gorgeous prose and stunning skill with character development take this book to the top of the genre.”
— Robin Agnew, Aunt Agatha's Ltd., Ann Arbor, MI
About the Author
Louise Penny worked as an award-winning journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before leaving to write crime fiction. Her first Three Pines mystery, "Still Life,""" won the New Blood Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. In the United States, it received the prestigious Anthony and Barry awards at Bouchercon 2007, as well as the Dilys Award for the book that the members of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association most enjoyed selling. It was also named one of "Kirkus Reviews"' top ten mysteries of 2006, and the Best of 2006 on the online community DorothyL. Penny lives in a small village south of Montreal with her husband, Michael, and three golden retrievers. Visit Louise on the Web at www.louisepenny.com.
Ralph Cosham (1936 2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles, and several of his narrations were named Audio Best of the Year by "Publishers Weekly." In 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for his narration of Louise Penny s "The Beautiful Mystery".