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Penny, Louise

Overview
Works: 208 works in 1,516 publications in 16 languages and 59,514 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Easter stories  Novels  Christmas stories  Mystery fiction  Mystery fiction  Easter fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PR9199.4.P464, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Louise Penny
The beautiful mystery : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny( Book )

60 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as "the beautiful mystery." But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between
Still life by Louise Penny( Book )

121 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 3,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Canada's Sûreté du Quebec is called to Three Pines, a tiny hamlet south of Montreal, to investigate the suspicious hunting "accident" that claimed the life of Jane Neal, a local fixture in the village
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Book )

77 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten
A trick of the light : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny( Book )

61 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 3,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigating a murder at a solo artist's Quebec village home, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team encounter deceptive nuances in the art world that distort every clue they find with tales of duality and broken hearts
Bury your dead by Louise Penny( Book )

67 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Although he is supposed to be on leave, Chief Inspector Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder
How the light gets in : Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny( Book )

40 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 3,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Three Pines Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo
The long way home by Louise Penny( Book )

47 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole." While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There's power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her. Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Québec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it The land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul
The nature of the beast by Louise Penny( Book )

45 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet.And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here.A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back.Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next
A great reckoning by Louise Penny( Book )

37 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and French and held by 3,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning. #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel."--
The cruelest month : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny( Book )

92 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate the death of a villager at an Easter séance that was held at the Old Hadley House
Glass houses by Louise Penny( Book )

33 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and French and held by 2,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet Gamache does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion. "This case began in a higher court," he tells the judge, "and it's going to end there."
A rule against murder by Louise Penny( Book )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic drawing room mystery, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is looking forward to celebrating his wedding anniversary at the remote, luxurious Manoir Bellechasse. As Gamache's holiday becomes a busman's anniversary, he learns that the seemingly peaceful lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them
A fatal grace by Louise Penny( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sent to a village south of Montreal to investigate the death of CC de Poitiers, an extremely unpopular woman apparently killed in an electrical accident, Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her
The beautiful mystery by Louise Penny( Recording )

26 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony
How the light gets in by Louise Penny( Recording )

33 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him
Glass houses : a novel by Louise Penny( Recording )

17 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a mysterious figure travels through Three Pines and leaves a dead body in its wake, Armand Gamache pursues a difficult investigation that yields unexpected consequences and forces him into a battle with his own conscience
Still life by Louise Penny( Recording )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache 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 nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, 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
A great reckoning by Louise Penny( Recording )

20 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the fist day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads to the former Chief of Homicide for the Súreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Súreté Academy and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police lineup. And yet she is in the academy. A protégée of the murdered professor. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning"--
The long way home by Louise Penny( Recording )

30 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first enjoying a peaceful retirement, former Quebec homicide detective Armand Gamache reluctantly agrees to help a neighbor search for her missing estranged husband and teams up with two former colleagues on a search that reveals the workings of a psychologically damaged mind
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Recording )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried--but not forgotten. Book 5 in the Chief Inspector Gamache mysteries
 
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Alternative Names
Louise Penny Canadees romanschrijfster

Louise Penny escritora canadiense

Louise Penny kanadische Kriminalschriftstellerin

Louise Penny kanadyjska pisarka

Louise Penny romancière canadienne

Louise Pennyová kanadská spisovatelka

Penni, Luiza 1958-

Penny, Louise

Луиз Пени канадска писателка

Пенни Л. 1958-

Пенни, Луиза.

Пенни, Луиза канадская писательница

לואיז פני סופרת קנדית

פני, לואיזה

페니, 루이즈 1958-

ペニー, ルイーズ

ルイーズ・ペニー

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