Kingdom of the Blind

Written by Louise Penny — In a rather moving afterword to the book, Louise Penny admits that she thought she was done with her beloved…

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2018

Edited by Louise Penny — What an entertaining collection this is! The stories cover a wide range of mystery, crime and suspense writing, with a…

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It’s mighty cold out there

On the Radar — Winter is here in the northern climes of the Crime Fiction Lover HQ. But just think of how cold it is in…

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Glass Houses

Written by Louise Penny — One of the most haunting and lyrical novels I’ve read in recent years is The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny. It…

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Throwing stones

On the Radar — Given the title of Louise Penny’s latest novel, we’re expecting some stone throwing, or at least some of the double standards…

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Tortuous tinsel: 10 crime books for Christmas

Ah, the good old Christmas season. A time of family, a time of goodwill, a time of heightened emotion and… sometimes… deadly passion. Christmas-themed crime…

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The Nature of the Beast

Written by Louise Penny — It’s billed as a Chief Inspector Gamache mystery, but these days Armande Gamache has left the Surete du Quebec behind…

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The girl without Stieg Larsson

On the Radar — An exciting week for fans of Stieg Larsson’s ultimate crime fiction heroine, Lisbeth Salander. Just a week to go and you’ll…

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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2014

2014 has been a year of discovering the joys of crossovers, or books which push the boundaries and extend the definition of crime fiction. Think…

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The Long Way Home

For long-standing fans of Penny’s Armand Gamache series, it will be a relief to know that retirement does not slow down this former Head of…

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The Long Way Home

Written by Louise Penny — Louise Penny has a devoted audience of readers who eagerly await each of her novels featuring Québecois detective Armand Gamache…

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DeathBecomesHer: Top five books of 2013

It’s been a vintage year for crime fiction, and I’ve been lucky enough to pass judgment over a veritable constellation of five star books in…

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The Beautiful Mystery

Written by Louise Penny — Although it was first released in the UK last summer, so many readers have recommended this book that we had…

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