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Still life de Louise Penny
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Still life (2005)

de Louise Penny

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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.… (més)
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Títol:Still life
Autors:Louise Penny
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Still Life de Louise Penny (2005)

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I adore Chief Inspector Gamache! Following him through an investigation made me feel more observant of human behavior. His keen skills of observation contrast with another investigator he tries to teach as his team examines clues in a charming small town where people believe they know each other’s secrets.
Now I am hooked and grateful this is a series. ( )
  JoniMFisher | Oct 5, 2021 |
What an excellent read. With all the twists and turns and challenges this author provides, this is a book to devour if you love a good mystery. ( )
  CandyH | Sep 27, 2021 |
What an excellent book! With so many mysteries, the murder is just a way to introduce the mystery, the body just a prop, but Penny gives life to all of her characters and makes their mourning central to the story. I intended to save this for my afternoon walk but listened all this morning instead. Guess I'll have to get the next book in the series for my walk. ( )
1 vota ImperfectCJ | Sep 15, 2021 |
I had seen this series mentioned a number of times, but a lot of reviews advised it was a "cozy mystery" which I'm not always a fan of.
I would dispute that this was a cozy mystery. This is more of a police procedural with a physiological bent about why people do and react as they do.
I loved the fact that for a change the main detective was a happily married, balanced individual and that it focused more on the mystery.
Whilst some of the characters in Three Pines could have been a little more shaded, for a debut novel I thought this was good.
I'm definitely going to continue with the series ( )
  bobbyl | Aug 22, 2021 |
Super cosy Canadian mystery. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
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The beauty of Louise Penny’s auspicious debut novel, STILL LIFE, is that it’s composed entirely of grace notes, all related to the central mystery of who shot an arrow into the heart of Miss Jane Neal,...
 

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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Louise Pennyautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Cosham, RalphNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Eggesvik, AstridTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Kõrgvee, EdeTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Nagano, KiyomiTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ram, TitiaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ruiz Jara, BeatrizTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Saint-Germain, MichelTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Salminen, RaimoTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Stumpf, AndreaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Tse, EdwinDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Werbeck, GabrieleTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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This book is given, along with all my heart, to Michael
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Miss Jane Neal met her maker in the early morning mist of Thanksgiving Sunday.
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She also felt a stirring that suggested she didn't actually like her son. Love, yes. Well, probably. But like?
Evil is unspectacular and always human, and shares our bed and eats at our own table. (From the third verse of 'Herman Melville' by W. H. Auden, quoted by Jane Neal in chapter one)
Every year the hunters shot cows and horses and family pets and each other. And, unbelievably, they sometimes shot themselves, perhaps in a psychotic episode where they mistook themselves for dinner. It was a wise person who knew that some hunters -- not all, but some -- found it challenging to distinguish a pine from a partridge from a person. (Chapter 1)
[Gamache is talking with Myrna Landers]

'The funny thing about murder is that the act is often committed decades before the actual action. Something happens, and it leads, inexorably, to death many years later. A bad seed is planted. It's like those old horror films from the Hammer studios, of the monster, not running, never running, but walking without pause, without thought or mercy, toward its victim. Murder is often like that. It starts way far off.' (chapter 7)
"There are four things that lead to wisdom. They are four sentences we learn to say, and mean."

I don't know.

I need help.

I'm sorry.

I was wrong.

(p. 81-82)
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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's nothing more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

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