Friends recommended a series of books by Canadian author Louise Penny.
Still Life is the debut novel in the series and introduces the character Chief Inspector Armad Gamache. …
… one of the beloved residents, Miss Jane Neal, was shot in the heart with an arrow. Neal is an archery enthusiast and retired school teacher and Gamache must investigate to solve the murder. …
This book was adapted as a 2013 film starring Nathaniel Parker as Gamache.
It’s excellent. I’ll definitely be continuing on to book 2.
The novels are set in the province of Quebec but feature many hallmarks of the British whodunit genre, including murders by unconventional means, bucolic villages, large casts of suspects, red herrings, and a dramatic disclosure of the murderer in the last few pages of the book.
In 2009, Penny helped to launch a new award for aspiring Canadian mystery writers, the Unhanged Arthur for Best Unpublished First Novel.
Penny currently lives in Knowlton, a small village in Quebec’s Eastern Townships about 100 km from Montreal.