“Few things are better in the world than a room full of librarians. I consider them literary heroes. The keepers and defenders of the written word.” – Louise Penny
I will preface this by saying that Louise Penny was chosen as “Featured Author of September” before I found this quote. Anyways, after an 18-year career as a radio host and journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Penny turned to writing and has made a name for herself as an award-winning mystery author. Her awards include four consecutive Agatha Awards for Best Mystery Novel of the Year (2007-2010) and two Anthony Awards. Her books center around homicide detective Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in the Canadian province of Quebec. Although set in Quebec, her nine novels feature many hallmarks of the British whodunit genre, including murder by unconventional means. Her latest installment of the series, How the Light Gets In, released August 27th and is been accused of being her best book yet.
Books by Louise Penny can be found on the “Featured Author” display on the second floor at the Main Library.