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dvaleris
November 23 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the last book in the Inspector Gamache series to date. It is the very satisfying culmination of several important series plot points, including the very puzzling...
dvaleris
November 16 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny

Those of you who have been following this column will know that I was not particularly happy with the ending of the previous book in the series. I was very much looking to this one to assuage my...
dvaleris
November 9 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Long Way Home by Louise Penny

I think this is the first time that I have vehemently disagreed with the direction an Inspector Gamache novel took. I mean, even in my disbelief at the ending of The Brutal Telling, I felt confident...
dvaleris
November 2 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

This was the first book I ever read in the Inspector Gamache series—back when it first came out—and, boy, was that a mistake! I only realized this upon reading the preceding eight novels,...
dvaleris
October 26 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

The bad news is that we hear virtually nothing of the village of Three Pines and its inhabitants in this 8th installment of Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series. The good news is that...
dvaleris
October 19 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

I was an information technology major in college, and in one exam, we were asked to write a program involving the colors black and white. Having an artistic bent, I named it Chiaroscuro, to the...
dvaleris
October 12 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

One of my favorite things in life is saying “I told you so,”  so if you read my review of The Brutal Telling, you’ll understand why my satisfaction with Bury Your Dead goes...
dvaleris
October 5 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

Whaaaaaaaaat?! Wait, what, really? Is this how I know I’ve become a resident of Three Pines, at least in spirit, by my reaction to the ending of The Brutal Telling—the 5th book...
dvaleris
September 28 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

I love manor mystery novels—you know the kind—where a group of guests stays at a secluded manor and one of them is murdered. That’s the concept behind Louise Penny’s excellent...
dvaleris
September 21 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny

Easter has come to Three Pines! In this time of resurrection and renewal, one of the owners of the local B&B has decided to advertise the services of an unwitting guest as a spiritualist. Jeanne...
dvaleris
September 14 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

It’s been over a year since murder threw its long shadow over the village of Three Pines. The inhabitants have mostly recovered from the death of Jane Neal, and the empty Hadley house—site...
dvaleris
September 7 2016

Cooking Through The Nature of the Feast: Still Life by Louise Penny

I have a confession to make: The first Louise Penny book I read was How the Light Gets In, and it was terrific (and I had the privilege of reviewing it for this site). But, I must also admit that...
CrimeHQ
August 31 2016

5 New Books to Read this Week: August 30, 2016

Every Wednesday, we here at Criminal Element will put together a list of Staff Picks of the books that published the day before—sharing the ones that we are looking forward to reading the...
Kattomic
August 30 2016

Review: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning by New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny is the 12th mystery featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, set in the town of Three Pines (Available August 30,...
CrimeHQ
August 18 2016

Louise Penny A Great Reckoning Book Club Starter Kit!

A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny is the 12th mystery featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, set in the town of Three Pines. In honor of its upcoming release (August 30th), we're offering...
CrimeHQ
August 5 2016

Discount: How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny

In anticipation of the release of A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny (Available August 30th), get an ebook copy of How the Light Gets In—the 9th Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery—for only $2.99...
CrimeHQ
May 25 2016

An Interview with Louise Penny

Although we all have to patiently wait until August 30th for Louise Penny’s upcoming Inspector Gamache novel, A Great Reckoning, that doesn’t mean we can’t fan the flames and add to...
CrimeHQ
May 11 2016

Announcing 2016’s Anthony Awards Nominees

Bouchercon, the Anthony Boucher Memorial World Mystery Convention, is an annual convention held to honor the best in mystery and crime fiction (there is a “Best Critical or Nonfiction Book”...
DirkRobertson
April 14 2016

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny is the 6th Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, and the winner of the 2010 Agatha Award for “Best Novel.” The dedication at the beginning of this Agatha Award...
AngieBarry
April 7 2016

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny is the 2007 Agatha Award winner for “Best Novel,” and the 2nd in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. Had CC de Poitiers known she was going to be murdered,...
CrimeHQ
March 14 2016

Cover Reveal: A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny

A Great Reckoning will be the 12th novel in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. Pre-order your copy today! When an intricate old map is found stuffed into...
CrimeHQ
February 4 2016

Announcing 2016’s Agatha Awards Nominees

Malice Domestic, an annual convention held in Washington DC honoring the best of the traditional/cozy mystery genre, has announced the nominees for this year's Agatha Awards.  Loosely...
CrimeHQ
February 1 2016

The New Novel from Louise Penny: A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning will be the 12th novel in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. Pre-order your copy today! To learn more or pre-order a copy, visit:     Click...
CrimeHQ
February 1 2016

The New Novel from Louise Penny: A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning will be the 12th novel in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. Pre-order your copy today! To learn more or order a copy, visit:     Click...
CrimeHQ
June 22 2015

Announcing 2015’s Macavity Award Nominations!

  Awards season continues apace, with a new slate of nominees for the 2015 Macavity Awards from Mystery Readers International. “MRI is the largest mystery fan/reader organization...
CrimeHQ
May 7 2015

Announcing 2015’s Anthony Award Nominees!

This week in awards season brings the Anthony Award nominations, to be conferred during Bouchercon, the world mystery convention, held in Raleigh, NC. (You can also check out our Lowdown Calendar for...
CrimeHQ
February 2 2015

Announcing 2015’s Agatha Award Nominees

The groundhog and awards season are upon us! The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.” That is to say, books best typified by the works of Agatha Christie as well as others, loosely...
JanetWebb
September 19 2014

Fresh Meat: To Dwell in Darkness by Deborah Crombie

To Dwell in Darkness by Deborah Crombie is the 16th mystery in the Duncan Kincaid and Gemma James series (available September 23, 2014). To Dwell in Darkness is a powerful story that forcefully...
CrimeHQ
April 28 2014

Spring Crime in Paris Blooms with Possibilities

In spring, is there anywhere more seductive than France? In case you're itching for some armchair travel, here are links with something to fill any francophile crime fan with joie de vivre: Looking...
DeborahLacy
February 4 2014

Fan Favorites: 2014’s Mystery Conventions

2014 promises to be chock full of wonderful mystery conventions and conferences ranging from Bouchercon— the world’s largest crime fiction convention—to more tightly-focused conferences...