Monday, March 03, 2008

Still Life

Still Life by Louise Penny

Three Pines is a quaint country village in Quebec. On Thanksgiving Sunday Jane is found dead with what appears an arrow wound. Is this a hunter's mistake or a homicide? Surely in this village where everyone knows everyone else no one is capable of murder.

Armande Gamache is sent to investigate and slowly all the people have to give up their secrets. This village is a microcosm of society. There are the gay restaurateurs, the old cranky matron, the librarian and other various eccentrics. Is the murderer one of these or the greedy niece

I found the author caught the feeling of the Quebec village very well. This was a very enjoyable read

First Line: "Miss Jane Neal met her maker in the early morning mist of Thanksgiving Sunday"



1 comment:

Jeane said...

I'm not much on murder mysteries, but the portrait of a village aspect sounds interesting. And I love that jacket image.