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Bury Your Dead (Penny)

I read the first two of Penny’s mysteries in order, but then skipped ahead because I found a used copy of this one. I regret it a little because I think there’s one prior to this that informs a subplot here. 100 more words


This Isn't Where We Intended to Be*

Almost all relationships are founded on certain assumptions. When those assumptions change, or when something else fundamental changes, the relationship changes, too. Sometimes those changes are what a lot of people think of as positive (a new baby, a major promotion, for instance). 1,208 more words

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The Hangman by Louise Penny (#6.5 Armand Gamache)

The Hangman by Louise  Penny

Published: 2011

The Hangman by Louise Penny is a short story in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (Three Pines) series, and can be read as a stand-alone novella.   257 more words

Book Review

A Fatal Grace: A Chilling Mystery

I have finally read a mystery where I successfully guessed the culprit before the end!


As I say this I feel strange. I could have sworn that I had successfully beaten the author of a mystery book before, but this is the first. 481 more words


Day 1043: A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning is the latest in Louise Penny’s Armand Gamache mystery series. Gamache has found retirement too unchallenging, so he has taken the position as head of the Sureté Academy. 459 more words


A Great Reckoning

I love Louise Penny. I think her characters have a sophistication and wit that I love reading. In A Great Reckoning, Gamache, no longer Chief Inspector, takes on the Surete Academy with the hopes of ridding it of the bad apples that had been graduating rotten officers for the last several years. 122 more words


Still Life: A New Favorite Mystery Author

Every genre is it’s own specific art form. Fantasy and science fiction require a great deal of world creation that may include changing or modifying the very laws of nature. 739 more words