While I can't say I enjoyed this visit to Three Pines as much as some of the previous ones, it was still worth my time. I didn't believe in the possibility of something that was central to the plot which made the whole thing seem a bit fanciful. I wish the author's note at the end (testifying to the real life existence of the thing) had been at the beginning instead.
I‘m working my way through this series. A few of the ones I‘ve read recently were just ok but Penny was back in top form with this one. This was intriguing on several levels. Three Pines must be the most dangerous place in Canada, but it still seems like a nice place to visit. This is a picture from my trip to Quebec and Montreal a few years ago.
Disclaimer: I have not yet read this series in order. This book is my favourite so far. I love the author's description of life in a small town and her characters are so rich, each with multiple layers. There was also an excellent mystery.
“She looked like Katharine Hepburn in Desk Set. All smart and efficient and completely unaware of how beautiful she was. Armand could watch her all day long.”
When one of your favorite book series collides with one of your favorite films. 😍📕👏❤️
Happy Birthday to @gradcat and congratulations on your 10k milestone! Thanks for creating a #Birthdaygiveaway ! 1. I‘ve tagged The 11th book in Louise Penny‘s Inspector Gamache series, which is set in Quebec. 2. To make Kir, you pour a little creme de cassis in a wine glass and top with white wine. For New Year‘s Eve you might want to try a Kir Royale, which is the same except with champagne 🍾 instead of regular white wine.
One of the reasons I have loved this series is because of Ralph Cosham‘s narration in the audiobooks. I cannot bring myself to listen to anyone else voice Inspector Gamache. (Cosham died shortly after the release of book 10) So I am reading the rest of the series (no offense to the new narrator who may be great)
If you are on the fence on #audiobooks I would strongly recommend the first ten in this series!
Stayed up past midnight finishing this one. The people of three pines often have hidden pasts and in this one even darker #bizness is hidden in the woods. Gamache, Beauvoir, and Lacoste work together to unravel a crime with international implications. Story seemed far-fetched until I read the author‘s note and learned that the historical part of the novel is based on a true story. #faveauthor #fallintoreading #nofemmeber
Another great installment of the Gamache series. These are such light fluffy reads - which I seem to need more of these days. Does anyone else wonder how the fictitious town of Three Pines is so riddled with crime and murder!? Yet somehow all I want to do is live there and hang out at the bistro!
Love these characters of Three Pines. They are like family.
Penny combines mystery, politics, small town life and great character studies to form unforgettable novels.
Already looking forward to tonight‘s reading...but first hi ho hi ho, it is off to work i go....
This was my 9th Louise Penny. Obviously I am a huge fan. A young boy cries Wolf and there are serious repercussions. Gamache feels a moral responsibility and along with his team solves a puzzle of national import. A fantastic story line and the usual adept handling by the canadian author. Loved it
I can't resist Kindle deals. This is what I got this week. I now have the complete Chief Inspector Gamache series... Maybe I'll get around to actually reading them one of these days 😁
Book 10 in Louise Penny's series is the best yet! Inspector Gamache has officially retired to Three Pines, but he quickly becomes involved in a case concerning a serial killer, a local play, a dead nine-year old, and a long shuttered project surrounding a bomb named Babylon. Unexpected twists abound. Definitely recommend! #mystery
Historical reference: https://www.damninteresting.com/project-babylon-gerald-bulls-downfall/
These are all the un-read mysteries on my shelves. About ten years ago I was obsessed with collecting Felony & Mayhem titles. I loved 25% of the ones I read but the rest were so-so. Now these remaining titles languish on my shelves waiting for me to become interested in mysteries again. Inspector Gamache and Flavia DeLuce are the only detectives I'm interested in these days.
I am really enjoying this series.
One of my favourite Canadian and crime author! 💙 #LetterLLove
Once again, congratulations for hitting the 100k mark, @Cinfhen ! 👏🏼💪🏼🎉Love your fun photo challenges and sharings. Always a delight to see your comments. 😊Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway. 💕
The creepiest story line of the series yet.
This was my first Louise Penny Inspector Gamache book. I've been told you have to read them in order. Oops! My IRL book club chose this so out of order I went! I found the book intriguing and now I want to read the first 10 to learn the back story on all the characters. The interspersing of French sorta bugged me but I dealt with it.
The character development in this installment of the series would make it a pick, but the plot makes it so-so. I feel like the series has gone off the rails. I know the plot is based on true events, but it feels like Penny remembered this story and shoehorned it into a Three Pines novel. I loved catching up with the residents of Three Pines, but the more I read, the more ridiculous the book was.
I have a theory... Louise Penny wants to write a thriller, but either doesn't think she can, or is told to stick to Three Pines. I think that's why we get these bizarre parts of the series that just don't seem to fit. Plots to blow up Quebec and Three Pines, giant guns hidden in the forest. They feel really out of place, and are my least favorite things about this otherwise wonderful series.
Louise Penny is an autobuy for me. Ever since I first read Still Life, I am attracted to the character of CI Gamache and am charmed by the town of Three Pines. Slowly but surely I am collecting her books and I would love to meet her in person. I follow her on Facebook and she really connects with her followers.
I'm back in Three Pines 🌲🌲🌲
I liked the writing but not the story. Nice imagery but the ending was too far fetched to be enjoyable. I will read another of this series but am not a fan of unbelievable endings, even for fiction. #litsyAtoZchallenge
Pretty good so far, not what I had expected so far but I am not about a third of the way through. I do like the writing style and would like to start the series from the beginning so i understand the characters a bit more thoroughly. My mother in law loves Inspector Gamache! I am curious about where this story will end up.
Ahh Louise Penny.. it's been a while. After taking a few months break, I had forgotten why I loved these books. I remember now.. 😊 Although this one is starting out a little more sad than the others.
I found this story a little bit bananas, then I read the author's note. WHOA.
Also, Beauvoir remains my favourite character because of his thoughtful crankiness. 😄
Yes I am spamming all y'all with Beauvoir quotes. #sorrynotsorry
Penny is on a roll (no pun intended) with these asides involving Beauvoir!
#bookanddinner, Making Room in the Fridge edition. Leftover meatballs and Caesar salad from Christmas Eve dinner. Paired with Great Lakes Brewery Canuck Pale Ale, which this Santa bought while getting stocking stuffers for other beer drinkers 😉
Ruth and Beauvoir: bickering friends forever.
Tea and homemade cookies and Three Pines by Christmas tree light. All I've done today is eat and read 🍪☕️📖😴
Fell asleep reading last night, that never happens. So I didn't get to finish my book. Here's to a few minutes of quietness before hubby gets home. Also I did the whole post wedding hair chop today.. Did anyone else ever do that?! I feel like a brand new person and 30 lbs lighter!
Been a busy few days helping decorate my mothers two restaurants for the holidays (I'm such an elf in stature and personality 😂🎄🎅🏽) but tonight's it my book, which I hope to finish, chocolate and my new blanket... It's so soft and fluffy!!!
Okay one more. I am so enjoying these ❤️❤️❤️
I just cannot even begin to express how happy and over the moon I am with our sneak peeks from our wedding. My handsome hubby and his guys. It was an absolute downpour that day so our pictures had to be done in the greenhouse. But they look amazing so far ❤️
My dear good friend @Shemac77 gave me the best gift a while ago. I'm finally getting around to filling out the pages in my new journal for the books I have read and TBR. ❤️📚😘 and yes that is a snowman cheese knife (I love Christmas!!!🎅🏽🎄)
Where else would the devil go, but to paradise?