Louise Penny lives in a small village outside of Montreal in the Province of Quebec. Her mystery novels are all set in and around Quebec and feature Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, the head of homicide for the famous Sûreté du Québec, their provincial police force. A thoughtful, erudite and compassionate man, Gamache continually crosses paths with the fictional village and villagers of Three Pines, a rural idyll that continues to elude mapmakers, cell coverage and Internet coverage.
We discovered these novels last spring when we started learning about Quebec in advance of our summer pilgrimage there. These are twelve wonderful books that follow a single, long story arc. If you have even a passing interest in them, definitely start at the beginning. I read two of the later books first and I therefore "knew a little too much" when I then returned to the first one to read them in order.
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