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Thursday, June 16, 2011
Light Summer Reading
Just finished a delightful mystery, very suitable for summer reading on the deck. Still Life by Louise Penny is a mystery set in Quebec's Eastern Townships. It's a quick, light read, and I really warmed to Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Surete Quebec.
This book won several awards for best first mystery book, and Penny has written several more Gamache mysteries. She's certainly on my future reading list.
Penny is a former CBC journalist who now lives in 'a small town outside Montreal near the US border', in other words, a town very similar to Three Pines, the site of this mystery.