A Rule Against Murder

Louise Penny (Author)

Product Details

Thorndike Press
Publish Date
July 01, 2009
5.6 X 1.2 X 8.5 inches | 1.55 pounds

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About the Author

Louise Penny is an international award winning and bestselling author whose books have hit #1 on the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Globe and Mail (Toronto) lists. Her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, published by Minotaur Books, an imprint of the St. Martin's Publishing Group, have been translated into thirty-one languages. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise Penny lives in a 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"