New Arrival – Louise Penny

12-lrg-a-great-reckoningI’ve made no secret of my devotion to Louise Penny’s Three Pines / Inspector Gamache novels. The 12th and latest in the series, A Great Reckoning, was published today (August 30) and arrived in my mailbox an hour ago.

I’m in the middle of a short story anthology with just two stories to go, so I’ll finish that and then dig in.

…and then a migraine hit me at 3:00 am and instead of reading I’m laying in a dark room. Bah. 

The series:

  1. Still Life (2005) 
  2. A Fatal Grace (2007)
  3. The Cruelest Month (2008)
  4. A Rule Against Murder (2009)
  5. The Brutal Telling (2009)
  6. Bury Your Dead (2010)
  7. A Trick of the Light (2011)
  8. The Beautiful Mystery (2012)
  9. How the Light Gets In (2013) 
  10. The Long Way Home (2014)
  11. The Nature of the Beast (2015)
  12. A Great Reckoning (2016)

also The Hangman (2011) – short novella written for young readers

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10 Responses to New Arrival – Louise Penny

  1. I’m looking forward to this. After having read all but the last, I went with the audio of last year’s release and loved it, so I ordered the audio from the library. Should be ready for me to pick up any day now.

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:


    I read a couple of reviews saying they thought it was her best book.

  3. Diane is a big fan of this series, but she’s about five books behind.

  4. FIVE books behind? Gasp! I woke up with a migraine this morning (about 3 am) and have only read about 15 pages, before I had to quit. Other than glancing at this computer a couple of times, I’ve been in the dark, quiet mode. I don’t get them often, but when I do, they’re a real bear.

  5. You have my sympathies with those migraines! We have several friends who suffer from them. Like you, they have to retreat to the dark and quiet until it passes. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

  6. Richard, I have never read Louise Penny but I’d certainly like to read her work someday. In fact, I haven’t read contemporary Canadian fiction.

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