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Book series on my radar

This week’s Top Ten topic (as hosted by Broke and Bookish) is “Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t.”  This could turn out to be a very short post in that case since I don’t tend to be a reader of series. 1,161 more words

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Of story and graciousness

Found a contact email address on Louise Penny’s website and wrote asking her assistant to let her know my friend with terminal cancer texted yesterday saying that reading the first of Penny’s books is helping her to forget her pain and sadness for a while: “I love the characters and the story. 95 more words

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny (#8 Inspector Armand Gamache)

 The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

 Published: 2012

The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny is the 8th in the Chief Inspector Gamache series.  Set in Quebec, these novels usually deal with a crime committed in the small village of Three Pines, so we are very familiar with the residents.   569 more words

Book Review

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 “Creations are creatures, and they have lives of their own.”

Louise Penny.  The Nature of the Beast.

I’m reading this Inspector Gamache novel, and Ruth made this comment about a play.  

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"Still Life - Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1" by Louise Penny

“Still Life” is a like a favourite armchair: a comfortable, familiar, structure that you relax into and become reluctant to leave.

This is a leisurely tale of murder, betrayal, art, archery and excellent croissants. 348 more words

Book Reviews

How the Mighty Have Fallen*

Being powerful certainly has its advantages. Things get done on your say-so, and you have access to things that you otherwise wouldn’t. It’s not surprising that a lot of people would like to be powerful. 980 more words


Hey, Better Send Some People Down*

Even the best-equipped police forces don’t always have the staff or the resources they need, especially when there’s a particularly difficult investigation going on. And many police forces serve areas where there’s little major crime. 1,174 more words