New Mysteries from Louise Penny and Ann Cleeves
Canadian author Louise Penny relocates her 16th book in the Armand Gamache series from Montreal and the village of Three Pines to Paris, where All The Devils Are Here. One night Armand’s godfather is knocked down and critically insured, sending Armand and his faithful crew into a search of his godfather’s deepest secrets. Penny writes a wonderful series with some truly interesting characters, but I don’t want to spoil it for you. And the venerable British author Ann Cleeves gives us the newest book in the Vera Stanhope series, The Darkest Evening. Stanhope is a British Detective Inspector whose realm is the bleak coast north of Newcastle. She epitomizes the characteristics of the fictional British character John Bull: plain-spoken, kind-hearted, and bull-headed. If you haven’t read any of the Vera Stanhope books, start by renting the British TV series Vera. Then, read the books. They’re better.