Very good I really like the series and I plan to read all 15.
Louise Penny's Gamache series is one of the best there is.
I love this author and the narrator is fantastic! I've read a couple of Louise Penny's books and enjoyed them, but my French is lacking, so in my mind I butchered the names of some of the characters. I had to ask my husband for help, because I wanted to be true to the story, and he speaks French. I think Ms. Penny constructs great character development. There were one or two characters in her earlier books that I wanted to know more of their back story, but it never happened until ... I continued to read the series! I can't seem to get enough of her books and the narrator brings the characters alive! There is a movie based on Still Life and it was not that great, in my opinion, however, the actor who played Chief Inspector Gamache looked much how I imagined him. The point is that the books read in print, or narrated, give the reader a more personal rendition of who the characters are and what they look like, including their mannerisms. Really love this series and the narrator!
Another well written Chief Inspector Gamache novel. As I said before, I like that the characters are flawed which makes them all the more loveable. I particularly like Ruth, she is a pistol. The murders are very odd in nature, no beatings, stabbings or shootings. What a relief!!! Not the same old, same old. I think Louise Penny is very clever and gifted, with a really great sense of humor. I’m trying not to go through the series too fast , I really enjoy Three Pines so that makes a slower pace difficult.
Another good addition to this series. I thought the narrator did an excellent job bringing the characters to life. While I believe the books can be enjoyed as stand alone stories, I feel the characters are developed in such a way that makes me want see what will happen next.
I like the setting that this author has in 3 Pines. It\'s the perfect series to begin reading in the Midwest in Fall! I enjoy the characters and the twists.
I liked the 2nd book in the series. You get wrapped up in the characters.
Liked book and narrator. Classic small town mystery with a little darkness
Slow! and boring ! I can't even finish it. The narrator is hard to understand.
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 2