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Louise Penny

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Louise Penny was born in Toronto, Canada in 1958. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Radio and Television) from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University) in 1979. Before she turned to writing mystery novels in 2004, she was a journalist and radio host for the Canadian näytä lisää Broadcasting Corporation in various cities across Canada for 25 years. She writes the Chief Inspector Gamache Novel series. She has won numerous awards including the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards for Still Life and the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel for A Fatal Grace. Louise's title, The Long Way Home, made the Hot Mystery Title's List for Summer 2014. Her titles The Nature of the Beast made The New York Times best seller list in 2015 and A Great Reckoning made The New York Times best seller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Still Life (2005) 6,683 kappaletta
Kylmän kosketus (2007) 4,022 kappaletta
Kuukausista julmin (2007) 3,319 kappaletta
Kuolettava kertomus (2009) 3,157 kappaletta
Kiveen hakattu kuolema (2008) 3,056 kappaletta
Kuolleet haudoissaan (2010) 2,959 kappaletta
Murhan alkusointu (2012) 2,814 kappaletta
Petollinen valo (2011) 2,633 kappaletta
Särö pimeydessä (2013) 2,629 kappaletta
Kohtalokas kotiinpaluu (2014) 2,191 kappaletta
A Great Reckoning (2016) 2,183 kappaletta
Glass Houses (2017) 2,144 kappaletta
Pedon mieli (2015) 2,105 kappaletta
Kingdom of the Blind (2018) 1,953 kappaletta
A Better Man (2019) 1,717 kappaletta

Associated Works

Roger Ackroydin murha (1926) — Johdanto, eräät painokset10,055 kappaletta
Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery [2013 film] (2013) — Original novel — 11 kappaletta
Mysterious Writers: The Many Facets of Mystery Writing (2010) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta
State of Terror / Never (2022) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Knowlton, Canada
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (BA|Radio and Television)
radio host
mystery novelist
Teresa Chris
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I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born in Toronto in 1958 and became a journalist and radio host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, specializing in hard news and current affairs. My first job was in Toronto and then moved to Thunder Bay at the far tip of Lake Superior, in Ontario. It was a great place to learn the art and craft of radio and interviewing, and listening. That was the key. A good interviewer rarely speaks, she listens. Closely and carefully. I think the same is true of writers.

From Thunder Bay I moved to Winnipeg to produce documentaries and host the CBC afternoon show. It was a hugely creative time with amazingly creative people. But I decided I needed to host a morning show, and so accepted a job in Quebec City. The advantage of a morning show is that it has the largest audience, the disadvantage is having to rise at 4am.

But Quebec City offered other advantages that far outweighed the ungodly hour. It's staggeringly beautiful and almost totally French and I wanted to learn. Within weeks I'd called Quebecers 'good pumpkins', ordered flaming mice in a restaurant, for dessert naturally, and asked a taxi driver to 'take me to the war, please.' He turned around and asked 'Which war exactly, Madame?' Fortunately elegant and venerable Quebec City has a very tolerant and gentle nature and simply smiled at me.

From there the job took me to Montreal, where I ended my career on CBC Radio's noon programme.

In my mid-thirties the most remarkable thing happened. I fell in love with Michael, the head of hematology at the Montreal Children's Hospital. He'd go on to hold the first named chair in pediatric hematology in Canada, something I take full credit for, out of his hearing.

It's an amazing and blessed thing to find love later in life. It was my first marriage and his second. He'd lost his first wife to cancer a few years earlier and that had just about killed him. Sad and grieving we met and began a gentle and tentative courtship, both of us slightly fearful, but overcome with the rightness of it. And overcome with gratitude that this should happen to us and deeply grateful to the family and friends who supported us.

Eleven years later we live in an old United Empire Loyalist brick home in the country, surrounded by maple woods and mountains and smelly dogs.

There are times when I'm in tears writing. Not because I'm so moved by my own writing, but out of gratitude that I get to do this. In my life as a journalist I covered deaths and accidents and horrible events, as well as the quieter disasters of despair and poverty. Now, every morning I go to my office, put the coffee on, fire up the computer and visit my imaginary friends, Gamache and Beauvoir and Clara and Peter. What a privilege it is to write. I hope you enjoy reading the books as much as I enjoy writing them.




Vanhanajan rikosromaani, jossa ei mässäillä raakuuksilla. Murha pienessä kyläyhteisössä sekoittaa koko kylän. Muualta tuleva rikoskomisario kouluttaa tapausta ratkoessaan nuorta naisetsivää. Näiden kahden täysin epäonnistunut vuorovaikutus tuo hyvän lisämausteen kirjaan.
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