Attention, fans who have been waiting for poet Ruth Zardo's backstory: Here's at least part of your wish granted.' People Magazine 'In this, the 11th title in the series, Penny sustains her high-wire act, creating characters of remarkable depth in an exhilarating whodunit.' Irish Times "…Louise Penny has crafted an immensely rich and satisfying traditional mystery world, tipping the hat to Agatha Christie, Josephine Tey and PD James, but with her own distinctive recipe: complex characters far removed from village stereotypes, ingenious plots, and a captivating lead detective in Gamache." Wall Street Journal '….atmospheric and deeply humane…' Richmond Times-Dispatch '….
a gripping plot, rich characterizations, arresting prose and thought-provoking questions of mercy, malice and the contradictions of the human race.' In Style Magazine "The next book in Louise Penny's much-loved Chief Inspector Gamache series does not disappoint.
I couldn't stop reading." Book Page (Top Pick in Mystery) "Gamache will face life-changing questions about the nature of guilt and innocence and the thin blue line separating law and conscience, leaving the reader contemplating these conundrums well after the final page has been turned." Richmond Times-Dispatch "With grace and insight Penny has pushed the boundaries of the genre with each novel, and 'Glass Houses' takes them still further .
Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.
has won multiple awards for BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR, including:: Agatha Award Anthony Macavity Barry Left Coast Crime Award And had received international recognition: New York Times Book Review 10 Best Crime Novels of the Year The Washington Post Best Mystery Books and Thrillers of 2016 NPR's Best Books of 2016 Seattle Times 10 Best Mysteries of 2016 Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction 2016 Publishers Weekly Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2016 Winner of the 2016 Book Browse Fiction Award Library Reads "Favorite of Favorites" Top 10 Books of 2016 Goodreads Best Mystery & Thriller of 2016 finalist Book Page 10 Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2016 Audible's Best Mystery/Thriller of 2016 St.
Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. Gamache knows there must be a purpose behind this odd act. Penny has a gift for linking the mundane to the mythic Gamache becomes a heraldic figure, as brave and cunning as the hero of an Icelandic saga, and the contemporary evils he battles have apocalyptic overtones....[" The Seattle Times "Outstanding....
On all counts, 'Glass Houses' succeeds brilliantly, full of elegant prose, intricate plots, and-most of all-Penny's moving, emotionally complex hero and his circle of friends and colleagues." Christian Science Monitor "Penny-whose books wind up on Best Novels of the Year lists, not 'just' Best Mysteries-is a one-woman argument against literary snobbery....Grade: A-." Arrive Magazine "A writer with wit and style who stands out from the crime fiction crowd." AARP, The Magazine "MODUS OPERANDI: All about morals as well as murder." San Francisco Chronicle "The author of 10 best-selling books featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache infuses her mysteries with the beauty, culture and mouthwatering cuisine of Quebec." Pittsburgh Post Gazette "A fascinating and complex plot…