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Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries, No. 1)
by Louise Penny

Published: 2008-09-30
Kindle Edition : 320 pages
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Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté 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 ...
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Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté 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.
Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces---and this series---with integrity and quiet courage, but also a winning and talented new writer of traditional mysteries in the person of Louise Penny.

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Characters, their quirks, their growth (or lack thereof)
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  "OK Read"by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 07/06/15

2 1/2 Stars. Over 30 characters in this book and only two that were relatable. Took entirely too long to get to the end result. Just didn't love the story but it was ok.

 
  "Still Life"by wisewoman (see profile) 06/20/13

Nice enjoyable read.

 
  "Still Life"by faletti (see profile) 03/20/13

 
  ""Still Life""by mountainreader (see profile) 09/12/12

Our book club chose this book as a break from the deeper literary choices we have been making. It was a wonderful diversion sparking lively discussion of characters, story line and "whodunit." Several... (read more)

 
  "Still Life"by whaagenson (see profile) 03/10/10

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