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Louise Penny


Canada (1958 - )

Louise Penny is an award-winning journalist who worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her bestselling first mystery, Still Life, was the winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards; and her second, A Fatal Grace, won the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montréal where she writes, skis, and volunteers.
 
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Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2007) : Dead Cold
Anthony Awards First Novel winner (2007) : Still Life
Barry Awards First Novel winner (2007) : Still Life
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2008) : The Cruellest Month
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2009) : The Brutal Telling
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Cruellest Month
Barry Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Cruellest Month
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2009) : The Cruellest Month
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2010) : Bury Your Dead
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2010) : The Brutal Telling
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2011) : A Trick of the Light
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2011) : Bury Your Dead
Agatha Award Best Novel winner (2012) : The Beautiful Mystery
Agatha Award Best Novel nominee (2013) : How the Light Gets In


Louise Penny recommends
The First Wave
The First Wave (2007)
(Billy Boyle World War II Mystery, book 2)
James R Benn
"What a great read, full of action, humor and heart. . . . Equal parts spy thriller, war story and murder mystery, with a dollop of romance that's never sweet, this is just a terrific book. More please!"

The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir (2010)
Ken Harmon
"It's the 'Naughty List' for you, if you don't buy this book for christmas!"

The Witch of Babylon (2012)
(Mesopotamian Trilogy, book 1)
D J McIntosh
"Ancient history and alchemy combine to terrorize us in this stunning historical thriller. A terrific read."

Dante's Wood (2013)
(Mark Angelotti, book 1)
Lynne Raimondo
"A taut, compelling, very moving debut novel."

Aunty Lee's Delights (2013)
(Singaporean Mystery, book 1)
Ovidia Yu
"A delicious debut. No mere whodunnit - Aunty Lee's Delights sparkles with insight... Rosie Lee is a terrifically original heroine."

In the Dark Places (2015)
(Inspector Banks, book 23)
Peter Robinson
"Thrilling-brilliantly plotted, beautifully paced."



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