Wednesday, June 25, 2008
We had Rapid Reviews at Bear Pond Books last night [having openly swiped the idea from the library, thank you very much] and one of the more enjoyable things about it - besides getting to listen to the other people that were there - was getting to rave about Louise Penny. Woo-hoo! Louise Penny: Canadian. Author of three novels so far in the Three Pines mystery series [Still Life, A Fatal Grace, The Cruelest Month]. A superb writer. A clever and subtle [without being mechanical - you never hear story joints creaking] plotter. Creator of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete. Creator also of Three Pines, a small Quebec village, and the inhabitants thereof - inhabitants among whom I - and you, I bet - would actually want to live. AND she apparently knows her hockey. Louise Penny: maybe the first great crossover Canadian mystery author. I'm a fan. Jump on the bandwagon now.