Canadian mystery author, Louise Penny, is an award winning journalist who worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) before embarking on a writing career.
I just finished her first mystery, Still Life, and it was a very enjoyable read. Her main character, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec, has been described as "cerebral, wise, and compassionate" by Kirkus Reviews. This book has received starred reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus Reviews. The Denver Post describes it as "a perfectly executed traditional mystery."
We just received her most recent mystery, The Cruelest Month.
Read more about Louise Penny at her site and her blog.