Louise Penny

Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels set in Quebec. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2014. Her novels have been published in 25 languages and have sold over 6.3 million copies worldwide. In 2017, Penny was inducted into both the Order of Quebec and the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Penny lives in Quebec’s Eastern Townships with her golden retriever Bishop.

Website: louisepenny.com

With an uncompromising eye, Penny explores the depths of human emotion, both horrifying and sublime.” — Publishers Weekly


A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec. It is Chief Inspector Armand Gamache’s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.</span></p>

<h3>DIVE DEEPER:</h3>
<li>“An Affable Canadian Author with a Penchant for Murder” — <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/25/world/canada/louise-penny-murder-mystery-novels.html"><em>The New York Times</em></a></li>
<li>“Louise Penny crafts a thorough crime scene” — <a href="https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/arts/books-louise-penny-crafts-a-thorough-crime-scene"><em>Montreal Gazette</em></a></li>
<li>“A Better Man” — <a href="https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-250-06621-3"><em>Publishers Weekly</em></a></li>


7:30 PM
A Conversation with Louise Penny
Oct 23 @ 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library

800 3 Street SE