October 2009 Indie Next List
“Louise Penny just keeps getting better and better. In her latest installment in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, she creates a satisfying read that is impossible to put down. Once again in the remote Canadian village of Three Pines, Gamache's team is summoned when an unknown dead man is found in the town's favorite bistro. Gamache searches near and far to unravel the mystery, yet the most intriguing journey is the one into the killer's mind.”
— Sally Morrison, Sierra Madre Books, Sierra Madre, CA
"Chaos is coming, old son." With those words, the peace of Three Pines is shattered, in a mystery that touches the very heart of this closely-knit community. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness.
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 is an award-winning narrator of stories on children's audiocassettes. He has narrated such classics as: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, Classic Stories and Poems by Edgar Allen Poe, Sherlock Holmes Mysteries by Arthur Conan Doyle, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll. His version of Classic Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe was awarded Best Audio of the Year for four straight years (1993-96) by Publishers Weekly.