Louise Penny – Still Life

I’ve been reading Anna Karenina for weeks now, and it’s taking so long because I’ve discovered a new mystery writer after listening to VPR’s Vermont Edition.

Louise Penny seemed so nice on the interview, I picked up her first book the next day. It was a wonderful read. Three Pines, the village where the story takes place reminded me so much of Sharon, VT where we live. A small New England village.

The characters are fun and unique. They reminded me a lot of Fred Vargas’ characters, but less complicated. Adamsberg and Gamache (homicide detectives in Vargas and Penny’s novels) are very similar, they absorb information, very slowly.

I am now off to read the second book in the series: A Fatal Grace. Anna Karenina will have to wait a little bit longer.