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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Straight to the Top of the Bestsellers

Take a quick guess. Which book hit the stores and almost immediately, hit the number one spot on the New York Times best seller list?

Louise Penny's latest of course.  A former resident of  Thunder Bay, and one of the world's top mystery writers, has produced another hit. Congratulations Louise!

Her new book, Long Way Home, brings us many well-loved characters, such as Armand Gamache, Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Surete du Quebec, and now retired; but, of course, not for long. The inhabitants of the lovely Quebec village of Three Pines, familiar to constant readers, appear as well in all their quirkiness.

Like many mystery novels, a disappearance kick-starts the action. But the crime is only a background to what really interests the readers - the lives of the main characters.  Penny is a master psychologist who always keeps us intrigued. Or as the New York times says in a sparkling review: Ms. Penny's books mix some classic elements of the police procedural with a deep-delving psychology, as well as a sorrowful sense of the precarious nature of human goodness, and the persistence of its opposite, even in rural Edens like Three Pines.'

For more reviews, a list of Louise's previous hits and lots of other info check out Louise's web site at

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