WorldCat Identities

Penny, Louise

Overview
Works: 63 works in 640 publications in 7 languages and 39,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Christmas stories  Easter stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.4.P464, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Louise Penny
Still life by Louise Penny( Book )
46 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté 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.--From publisher description
The beautiful mystery : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny( Book )
33 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,937 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
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Book )
46 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,898 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
Bury your dead by Louise Penny( Book )
31 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,876 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
A trick of the light : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny( Book )
33 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,861 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
The cruelest month : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny( Book )
45 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,347 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
A rule against murder by Louise Penny( Book )
22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,173 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
The long way home by Louise Penny( Book )
15 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,100 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
A fatal grace by Louise Penny( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,081 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 Suerte du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her
How the light gets in : Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,617 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 beautiful mystery by Louise Penny( Recording )
16 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,347 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
A trick of the light by Louise Penny( Recording )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chief Inspector Gamache is called to a tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is not longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light
Still life by Louise Penny( Recording )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,119 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 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
How the light gets in by Louise Penny( Recording )
12 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Christmas is approaching, and in Québec 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. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman 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. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna's friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and if so, at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?
Bury your dead by Louise Penny( Recording )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Haunted by a botched investigation, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache retreats to in Quebec City for some rest. However, the murder of Samuel de Champlain, a historian obsessed with finding the remains of Quebec's founder, leaves Gamache reluctant to return home. Meanwhile, an old friend has been convicted of murder in Three Pines, forcing Gamache to come to terms with his past
The brutal telling by Louise Penny( Recording )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,033 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 fatal grace by Louise Penny( Recording )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 992 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 Surete du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her
How the light gets in by Louise Penny( Book )
24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shadows are falling on the usually festive Québec Christmas season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left, his old friend Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When he receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive in Three Pines, Gamache welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Is there peace to be found in Three Pines?
A rule against murder by Louise Penny( Recording )
14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Irene Finney and her four adult children have come together to commemorate their late father's life at a beautiful lakeside getaway. However, past secrets and unfinished jealousies ignite when a corpse is found the day after the ceremony with a slew of possible suspects to blame
The long way home by Louise Penny( Recording )
13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 903 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
 
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Alternative Names
ペニー, ルイーズ
Languages
English (432)
French (16)
Japanese (4)
Dutch (3)
Greek, Modern (1)
Spanish (1)
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