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    Middling books are the hardest to review dontchathink?Maybe it's the recent time change is there any point to Daylight Savings Time any? maybe it's the fact that I feel like I'm swimming uphill in my nursing clinical trying to get

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    45 starsWith the encouragement of several of my Goodreads friends I finally decided to pick up Still Life a novel I bought 3 years ago I don’t know why I waited so long to dust it off especially since it has won multiple awards but I can tell you it won’t take 3 years for me to read book 2 of what I believe will be a highly enjoyable seriesSome readers called this a cozy I respectfully disagree; I think thi

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    I am a little sad that I can't give Still Life than 2 stars It was recommended to me and it's not a pleasant task to trash someone's suggestion but what can I do this book was just a barely OK read for meStill Life is a traditional cozy mystery set in a Canadian village Three Pines One Sunday morning a body of 76 year old Jane Neal a long time resident of the village is found At first it appears that Jane was killed in a hunting accident

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    Sometimes a memorable read needs to be revisited for a multitude of reasonsLouise Penny lost her husband Michae

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    A well loved member of the Still Pines community 76 year old Jane Neal is found dead in the woods Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is brought in to investigate the case Is Jane's death an accident or could it be murder?I thoroughly enjoyed this book I liked the setting the small village of Three Pines located near Montreal I enjoyed getting to know the cast of characters and I had fun guessing who the culprit could be I liked Inspector Gam

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    Easily a 45 star readA strong recommendation from a friend helped me decide to embark on a binge of the Chief Inspector Armand Gama

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    An intriguing and intricately woven mystery I was sucked in by this book from the start Chief Inspector Gamache has been sent to a small town outside Montreal to investigate the murder of an elderly lady to find she has be

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    This was a pleasure to read Imagine a detective who is happily married and is not an alcoholic Discovering Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is a pleasure in itselfI really enjoyed the setting a small town in uebec and I became uite attached to several of the characters They were uirky and a couple verged on going over the top but overall the author held it togetherAn easy comfortable read with just a bit of bite

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    Three Pines wasn’t on any tourist map being too far off any main or even secondary road Like Narnia it was generally found unexpectedly and with a degree of surprise that such an elderly village should have bee

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    45 stars rounded down to 4 for a very well written cozy mystery There is only 1 murder and little violenceThis is book 1 in the Armand Gamache mystery series It takes place in Three Pines uebec a mythical village close to the US border with Vermont Gamache is the Chief of Homicide with the Surete du uebec He lives and is based in Montreal but investigates murders province wideHe is called to Three Pines because

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As the early morning mist clears on Thanksgiving Sunday the homes of Three Pines come to life all except oneTo locals the village is a safe haven So they are bewildered when a well loved member of the comm. Middling books are the hardest to review dontchathinkMaybe it s the recent time change is there any point to Daylight Savings Time any maybe it s the fact that I feel like I m swimming uphill in my nursing clinical trying to get hours in but Still Life kept putting me to sleep A blurb or a review I forget which compares her to Agatha Christie which I suppose could be true only it s a version of Christie that was being paid by the word and operates only inside people s heads which really isn t Christie at all Consider Christie s brief character description from Crooked House about Uncle Roger an emotional gentle giant He collided with a screen said I beg your pardon to it in a flustered manner and went out of the room It was rather like the exit of a bumble bee and left a noticeable silence behind it In Still Life we get characters musing The studio was growing cold and Clara wondered whether Peter sitting across the hall in his own studio was also cold He would almost certainly she thought with a twang of envy be working too hard to notice He never seemed to suffer from the uncertainty that could freeze her leave her stuck and frozen in place He just kept putting one foot in front of the other producing his excruciatingly detailed works that sold for thousands in Montreal It took him months to do each piece he was so painfully precise and methodical She d given him a roller for his birthday one year and told him to paint faster He didn t seem to appreciate the joke Perhaps because it wasn t entirely a joke Goodness no wonder I kept falling asleep There is a great deal of telling and hardly any showing Dialogue is employed when it comes time to discover items of significance or sum up progress Inspector Gamache who I liked strictly because his name bears a resemblance to ganache holds an informal inuest and meets with all the villagers togther reviewing the circumstances of the death Later he convenes with his team reviewing clues brainstorming solutions For those who fell asleep earlier it s a nice chance to catch upThe plot is fine nothing unusual It is possibly even a bit predictable as I ve mentioned before if I can figure out what the mystery is it must be relatively simple I did like a development near the end that further fleshed out a character However many of the characters were one note the urbane gay couple that ran a bistro and whose main conversation seemed to be joking about being gay the petulant money grabbing niece the caustic village witch I mean poet There was also a junior detective whose characterization was particularly strange I thought perhaps she was involved to block a crucial plot point but I think I was wrong Overall I d have to say the Christie comparison wears thin It s not that Christie wouldn t have had weak characters just that in her best works they would have felt a little less farcicalOverall though it s a nice little study of the small village of Three Pines in uebec and of the talented Inspector and his team A bit too pastoral for my own tastes it s a bit like a painting of a haystack at sunset instead of a group of women dancing To combat the sleepies I started reading from the end hoping to find a strong finish that would invigorate me it s kind of like hopscotch a chapter or two then flip back further And while it did I have no real interest in re readingI ll give the next couple a try because my mom wants to give them a go and because my friends seem to enjoy the series Of course your own mileage may vary Note that it won a first book award or twoTwo two and a half stars Broken Horse (Saddle Club, the early morning mist clears on Thanksgiving Sunday Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible the homes of Three Pines come Will in the World to life all except oneTo locals Traitors Purse (Albert Campion Mystery the village is a safe haven So How Baking Works they are bewildered when a well loved member of The Birthday Party the comm. 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Unity is found lying dead in the maple woods Surely it was an accident a hunter's arrow gone astray Who could want Jane Neal deadIn a long and distinguished career with the Sûreté du uebec Chief Inspecto. Sometimes a memorable read needs to be revisited for a multitude of reasonsLouise Penny lost her husband Michael this year Her loss was so apparent in her latest offering The Great Reckoning As I turned the initial pages of this first book in the series Still Life I came upon the Acknowledgements that almost made me weepThis is for my husband Michael who has created a life for us full of love and kindness He allowed me to uit my job pretend to write then gave me unstinting praise even when what I produced was drivel I ve realised that anyone can be a critic but it takes a remarkable person to offer praise Michael is that person So you see than just words have gone on every page by Louise Penny Far far Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du uebec is introduced to us in Still Life as well as the tiny village of Three Pines When an elderly former teacher has been found dead along a woodsy path shock reverberates throughout the village Was this a careless hunting accident or was there something sinister going on If so who could ever have wanted the kindly Jane Neal deadAs you enter into an Armand Gamache book you will pull back on the reins and slow the pace Your eyes adjust to finite observations and attention to detail Gamache s eyes sweep over every gesture every careless article and every door ajar He tunes into every bit of dialogue with the words Tell me about it And each storyline of every book in the series will sharpen your own sensitivities and your own sharpened skillsThe truth is hard hitting in Three Pines One of their own is responsible in some way for Jane s death Houses left unlocked at night soon become fortresses Fear permeates like heavy smoke Gamache brings along his trusted inspectors They will soon discover that Three Pines will give up unwillingly multi layered secrets You will also meet the main characters who weave their way throughout the seriesthe heart and the core of Louise Penny s offeringsStill Life begins the journey and is a must read to set the stage The following books will grow in intensity subject matter character development and heavy duty crime The Inspector Gamache Series is certainly not fluff as you will discover It will expose you to the dastardly deeds at the hands of the respected and the not so respected of humanity Ask any die hard fan of Louise Penny and they will broadly smile at the mere mention of her name Dog Lady and the Cuban Swimmer: Two One-Act Plays the maple woods Surely it was an accident a hunter's arrow gone astray Who could want Jane Neal deadIn a long and distinguished career with Crazy Horses Girlfriend the Sûreté du uebec Chief Inspecto. 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R Armand Gamache has learned to look for snakes in Eden Gamache knows something dark is lurking behind the white picket fences and if he watches closely enough Three Pines will begin to give up its secrets. An intriguing and intricately woven mystery I was sucked in by this book from the start Chief Inspector Gamache has been sent to a small town outside Montreal to investigate the murder of an elderly lady to find she has been shot on a hunting trail during hunting season Accident Probably not as she was shot by an arrow through the heart something only a skilled archer could do And with a thriving archery club in the town there is no shortage of suspectsAs we get to know the uirky folk from the township we find many people are hiding things But who would want to kill a harmless old lady Does it have something to do with the painting she s entered in the local art competition Gamache and his team have their work cut out for them as they sift through the information they gather to try to get to the truthLouise Penny has written a little gem here The characters are all so realistic we could be sitting down to a cup of tea with them The uaint setting of Three Pines comes to life and jumps off the page and the story itself has me wanting to read of this series Recommended to all mystery lovers