Louise Penny is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted the Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Quebec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both - Peter JamesPenny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time with - MetroBrimming with atmosphere and steeped in soul-searching . . . Penny combines clever plotting with beautifully evocative descriptions - Daily ExpressPenny's elliptical style works brilliantly in a novel that combines modern-day police corruption with century-old tragedy - Sunday Times