A Rule Against Murder


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Thorndike Press
Publish Date
5.6 X 1.2 X 8.5 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (seven times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montrรฉal.


Acclaim for the Award-Winning Chief Inspector Gamache Mysteries
"If you don't give your heart to Gamache, you may have no heart to give." --"Kirkus Reviews "(starred review)
"With its small-town hominess, the Canadian village of Three Pines draws the reader into its quaint traditions.Who wouldn't be charmed by the dramas of a community where Easter egg hunts and socials at the bed and breakfast are the most exciting events? Yet it is Penny's fastidious, cultured, and smart Inspector Gamache who makes ["The Cruelest Month"] impossible to put down." --"People"
"The cozy mystery has a graceful practitioner in Louise Penny." --"The New York Times Book Review"

"Expertly plotted... Arthur Ellis Award--winner Penny paints a vivid picture of the French-Canadian village, its inhabitants, and a determined detective who will strike many Agatha Christie fans as a twenty-first-century version of Hercule Poirot." --"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

"Mystery readers who want more than puzzles and thrills look for serious purpose and literary value, and Canadian writer Louise Penny provides both in spades--and hearts." -"-Richmond Times-Dispatch
""Penny's plotting has been compared to Agatha Christie's...in these wonderful books full of poetry and weather and a brooding manor house, and people who read and think and laugh and eat a lot of really excellent food. Move over, Mitford." "--The Charlotte Observer"