A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
“Gamache again marveled at the people who chose to live in this area. Was Margaret Atwood a garbage collector perhaps? Or maybe Prime Minister Mulroney had picked up a second career delivering the mail. No one was who they seemed. Everyone was more. And one person in this room was very much more,” muses Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. He’s considering the baffling residents of Three Pines, a rural village south of Montreal, and their relationship to Jane Neal, whose death he is investigating. The virtues and vices of each of character are revealed through engaging dialogue and behavior that keeps the reader on tenterhooks until the astonishing denouement. Fortunately for audiences impressed by Penny’s thoughtful, humorous writing, Still Life is the only the first of a series of Armand Gamache mysteries.
Review by Christine