Still Life

Still Life

As the early morning mist clears on Thanksgiving Sunday, the homes of Three Pines come to life - all except one…

To locals, the village is a safe haven. So they are bewildered when a well-loved member of the community is found lying dead in the maple woods. Surely it was an accident - a hunter's arrow gone astray. Who could want Jane Neal dead?

In a long and distinguished career with the Sûreté du Quebec, Chief Inspector 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…

Title:Still Life
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312948559
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    Still Life Reviews

  • carol.

    Middling books are the hardest to review, dontchathink?Maybe it's the recent time change (is there any point to Daylight Savings Time anymore?), maybe it's the fact that I feel like I'm swimming uphil...

  • Christine

    4.5 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, especiall...

  • Tatiana

    I am a little sad that I can't give Still Life more 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...

  • Linda

    Sometimes a memorable read needs to be revisited for a multitude of reasons.Louise Penny lost her husband Michael this year. Her loss was so apparent in her latest offering, The Great Reckoning. As I ...

  • Sandra

    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, ...

  • Matt

    Easily a 4.5 star read!A strong recommendation from a friend helped me decide to embark on a binge of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, penned by Canadian author Louise Penny. Her writing sty...

  • Kylie D

    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...

  • Phrynne

    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 itself!I really enjoyed the setting, a smal...

  • Candi

    "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...

  • Thomas

    4.5 stars rounded down to 4 for a very well written cozy mystery. There is only 1 murder, and little violence.This is book 1 in the Armand Gamache mystery series. It takes place in Three Pines, Quebec...