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Louise Penny

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40+ oeuvres 49,866 utilisateurs 3,109 critiques 135 Favoris
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Louise Penny was born in Toronto, Canada in 1958. She earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Radio and Television) from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University) in 1979. Before she turned to writing mystery novels in 2004, she was a journalist and radio host for the Canadian afficher plus Broadcasting Corporation in various cities across Canada for 25 years. She writes the Chief Inspector Gamache Novel series. She has won numerous awards including the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards for Still Life and the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel for A Fatal Grace. Louise's title, The Long Way Home, made the Hot Mystery Title's List for Summer 2014. Her titles The Nature of the Beast made The New York Times best seller list in 2015 and A Great Reckoning made The New York Times best seller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
Crédit image: Taken by Lesa Holstine, March 2008

Séries

Œuvres de Louise Penny

En plein cœur (2005) 6,689 exemplaires
Sous la glace (2007) 3,993 exemplaires
Le mois le plus cruel (2007) 3,300 exemplaires
Révélation brutale (2009) 3,137 exemplaires
Défense de tuer (2008) 3,036 exemplaires
Enterrez vos morts (2010) 2,935 exemplaires
The Beautiful Mystery (2012) 2,800 exemplaires
Illusion de lumière (2011) 2,616 exemplaires
How the Light Gets In (2013) 2,611 exemplaires
The Long Way Home (2014) 2,175 exemplaires
A Great Reckoning (2016) 2,169 exemplaires
Glass Houses (2017) 2,131 exemplaires
The Nature of the Beast (2015) 2,089 exemplaires
Kingdom of the Blind (2018) 1,935 exemplaires
A Better Man (2019) 1,697 exemplaires

Oeuvres associées

Le meurtre de Roger Ackroyd (1926) — Introduction, quelques éditions9,991 exemplaires
Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery [2013 film] (2013) — Original novel — 9 exemplaires
Mysterious Writers: The Many Facets of Mystery Writing (2010) — Contributeur — 9 exemplaires
State of Terror / Never (2022) — Contributeur — 1 exemplaire

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Date de naissance
1958-07-01
Sexe
female
Nationalité
Canada
Lieu de naissance
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lieux de résidence
Québec City, Québec, Canada
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Knowlton, Canada
Études
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (BA|Radio and Television)
Professions
journalist
radio host
mystery novelist
Agent
Chris, Teresa
Courte biographie
I'd like to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born in Toronto in 1958 and became a journalist and radio host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, specializing in hard news and current affairs. My first job was in Toronto and then moved to Thunder Bay at the far tip of Lake Superior, in Ontario. It was a great place to learn the art and craft of radio and interviewing, and listening. That was the key. A good interviewer rarely speaks, she listens. Closely and carefully. I think the same is true of writers.

From Thunder Bay I moved to Winnipeg to produce documentaries and host the CBC afternoon show. It was a hugely creative time with amazingly creative people. But I decided I needed to host a morning show, and so accepted a job in Quebec City. The advantage of a morning show is that it has the largest audience, the disadvantage is having to rise at 4am.

But Quebec City offered other advantages that far outweighed the ungodly hour. It's staggeringly beautiful and almost totally French and I wanted to learn. Within weeks I'd called Quebecers 'good pumpkins', ordered flaming mice in a restaurant, for dessert naturally, and asked a taxi driver to 'take me to the war, please.' He turned around and asked 'Which war exactly, Madame?' Fortunately elegant and venerable Quebec City has a very tolerant and gentle nature and simply smiled at me.

From there the job took me to Montreal, where I ended my career on CBC Radio's noon programme.

In my mid-thirties the most remarkable thing happened. I fell in love with Michael, the head of hematology at the Montreal Children's Hospital. He'd go on to hold the first named chair in pediatric hematology in Canada, something I take full credit for, out of his hearing.

It's an amazing and blessed thing to find love later in life. It was my first marriage and his second. He'd lost his first wife to cancer a few years earlier and that had just about killed him. Sad and grieving we met and began a gentle and tentative courtship, both of us slightly fearful, but overcome with the rightness of it. And overcome with gratitude that this should happen to us and deeply grateful to the family and friends who supported us.

Eleven years later we live in an old United Empire Loyalist brick home in the country, surrounded by maple woods and mountains and smelly dogs.

There are times when I'm in tears writing. Not because I'm so moved by my own writing, but out of gratitude that I get to do this. In my life as a journalist I covered deaths and accidents and horrible events, as well as the quieter disasters of despair and poverty. Now, every morning I go to my office, put the coffee on, fire up the computer and visit my imaginary friends, Gamache and Beauvoir and Clara and Peter. What a privilege it is to write. I hope you enjoy reading the books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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Aux abords d’un petit village québécois où tout le monde se connaît, Jane Neal est retrouvée morte de ce qui semble bien être un accident de chasse. Un roman policier d’ambiance lent et léger dans lequel je n’ai pas réussi à entrer tant les personnages m’ont paru peu incarnés, l’intrigue flottante et la fin mal ficelée. Dommage, je ne lirai pas les volumes suivants.
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Steph. | 423 autres critiques | Feb 16, 2024 |
John Fleming, un criminel en prison, a réussi à se libérer et s’est installé à Three Pines pour se venger de Gamache. Il est devenu pasteur et sa femme est en phase terminale de vie
 
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JasmineG | 58 autres critiques | Dec 13, 2023 |
Histoire très courte: un homme vient à Three Pines pour tuer un couple, mais ceux-ci l’assassinent avant et le pendent sur un arbre dans la forêt. Un coureur le découvre le lendemain
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JasmineG | 42 autres critiques | Jan 4, 2023 |
Thriller politique aux USA et d'actualité (Trump)
 
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guilmom | 89 autres critiques | Aug 26, 2022 |

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Statistiques

Œuvres
40
Aussi par
5
Membres
49,866
Popularité
#304
Évaluation
4.0
Critiques
3,109
ISBN
829
Langues
20
Favoris
135

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