Still Life

Version: Unabridged
Author: Louise Penny
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Genres: Detective Stories, Police Stories
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: July 2014
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 37 minutes
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Overview

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.
Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces

and this series

with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

Reviews (8)

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Written by Jennifer T. on January 14th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I really enjoy this narrator. I've just found this author and I love her! This book was a page turner. I loved the character development.

Written by Laurie B on October 28th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Enjoyed every minute and now a committed fan of the Louise Penny Inspector Gamache series.

Written by Doreen B on September 29th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

So glad I made the decision to give this series a try. If you are looking for a pleasant escape into a world of mystery, murder and sarcasm , this is the series for you! I liked that in this small close knit town of Three Pines, no one is above suspicion. Everyone including the Chief Inspector Gamache is flawed and extremely relatable. Some characters were painfully realistic and annoying but that is what puts this series at the top of my list,. I am always looking for novels that aren’t cookie cutter types, were the beautiful women and the most handsome man apprehend the obvious murderer. I am so looking forward to a trip back to Three Pines with Gamache and the townies.

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Written by William N on September 12th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Not as good as the later ones in the series but a great book.

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Written by Robert W on September 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

My wife has read almost the entire series, and has encouraged my to do the same. We're doing a cross-country auto trip and wanted something to help pass the time. This proved to be an excellent choice, the story was very well written and the narrator did an excellent job of making each of the characters come to life. We're looking forward the the next one in the series.

Still Life

Written by Tracy Z on August 8th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I can\'t wait to read the next in the series! I loved this book, addicting to listen to!! You just get to know the characters so well and care for them quickly. I want to go to Three Pines!

Written by Sally Johnson on September 29th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

The story had good character development. The storyline was interesting and held my interest. The narrator did an excellent job in bringing the characters and the town of Three Pines to life. Looking forward to listening to the next book in the series.

Written by Aubrey Salinas on July 16th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Enjoyed it, already downloaded the next book ! The narration was very well done and the characters were very well written

Author Details

Author Details

Penny, Louise

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