I’ve been reading a lot of mysteries to maintain my sanity because they’re fulfilling a very strong need to see good guys win and bad guys get punished.
If you’re a mystery lover who hasn’t discovered Louise Penny, now is the perfect time. She’s a masterful Canadian writer whose contribution to the genre is an engaging and addictive series of books that feature Chief Inspector Gamache from the Sûreté du Québec and a cast of characters that populate the tiny village of Three Pines.
The plots are layered and complex, as are the characters – and the 15 books are written to be read in order. Things happen that bear on later action, and relationships develop and evolve, so if you skip around in the series you won’t fully appreciate the world Penny has created. And you’ll be confused. Start with the first one – Still Life, and I think you’ll be hooked. Happy reading.