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Still Life by Louise Penny []



This award-winning book, the first in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, introduces us to the sleepy village of Three Pines, a village difficult to find on a map. This book is a more literary, slower-paced mystery. It has very strong characterization, and a well-drawn setting in the countryside of Quebec. Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to investigate the suspicious death of Jane Neal who has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache suspects something more. Has some similarities to the Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries by Donna Leon, and to Christie’s Poirot.

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