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Author Louise PennyLouise Penny was born in 1958 in Toronto, Ontario. As a child, she picked up her mother's love of crime fiction. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television from Ryerson University and after graduating embarked on a career in radio that would last nearly two decades.

In her thirties, Penny met her future husband, Dr. Michael Whitehead. After their marriage, she left her radio job and set her mind to writing--she wanted to write the kind of books that she liked to read, and that her childhood self liked to read.. Five years later, with numerous rejections and on the brink of giving up, she entered her first novel into a British writing contest and won 2nd place. Thereafter, she secured a British agent and launched her new career as a novelist.

Penny's debut novel, Still Life (2005) won the New Blood Dagger award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Dilys Award, the Anthony Award, and the Barry Award, and began her series following Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Her second novel, A Fatal Grace (2007) won an Agatha Award for Best Novel. Since then, she has published about a novel a year, and also served as executive producer for a TV movie adaptation of Still Life.

Penny and her husband enjoyed 22 years together before his death in 2016. She lives in Montreal, Canada.

Louise Penny Book List
Author's website: www.louisepenny.com
Similar authors: S.J. Bolton, Laura Lippman, Charles Todd, Jacqueline Winspear
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Kingdom of the Blind
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Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

Glass Houses
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Glass Houses by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning
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A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

The Nature of the Beast
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The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

The Long Way Home
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The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

How the Light Gets In
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How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny
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Kingdom of the Blind | Penny, Louise | Signed First Edition Book Penny, Louise | Kingdom of the Blind | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. November 2018 NY: Minotaur Books First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Great Reckoning, A | Penny, Louise | Signed First Edition Book Penny, Louise | Great Reckoning, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book. August 2016 NY: St. Martin's Press First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.   Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Long Way Home, The | Penny, Louise | Signed First Edition Book Penny, Louise | Long Way Home, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2014 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Nature of the Beast, The | Penny, Louise | Signed First Edition Book Penny, Louise | Nature of the Beast, The | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book August 2015 NY: St. Martin's Press      First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Trick of the Light, A | Penny, Louise | Signed First Edition Book Penny, Louise | Trick of the Light, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2011 NY: St. Martin's Minotaur  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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A Better Man | Penny, Louise | Signed First Edition Book Penny, Louise | Better Man, A | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2019 NY: St. Martin's Press  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Glass Houses | Penny, Louise | Signed First Edition Book Penny, Louise | Glass Houses | Signed First Edition Copy

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Louise Penny Bibliography


Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series

  1. Still Life - 2005
  2. Dead Cold - 2006 (aka A Fatal Grace)
  3. The Cruelest Month - 2007
  4. The Murder Stone - 2008 (aka A Rule Against Murder)
  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
  13. Glass Houses - 2017
  14. Kingdom of the Blind - November 2018

Louise Penny Awards

  • CWA New Blood Dagger Award for Still Life - 2006
  • Anthony Award for Best First Novel for Still Life - 2007
  • Dilys Award for Still Life - 2007
  • Barry Award for Best First Novel for Still Life - 2007
  • Agatha Award for Best Novel for The Cruelest Month - 2008
  • Anthony Award for Best Novel for The Brutal Telling - 2010

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