Postcards from Three Pines

Postcards from Three Pines

“In the lead-up to KINGDOM OF THE BLIND coming out November 27th, I’ve looked back on the previous books with some amazement. For thirteen years we’ve been visiting the little Quebec village together. I went back over my notes, and it got me thinking that you might like to know how it all happened. So, […]

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Our #LibFaves17 Picks

Our #LibFaves17 Picks

We enjoyed seeing so many of you participate in #LibFaves17 (thanks for making Jane Harper’s THE DRY an official 2017 Top Ten pick!). Now here are OUR #LibFaves17 picks (aka our 2017 “Recommended Reads” from the newsletter): Talia THE MAP THAT LEADS TO YOU by J.P. Monninger Also available in audio Finally, a book version […]

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Cultural Inspirations from Three Pines

Cultural Inspirations from Three Pines

“In the bedroom Clara picked up the well-worn book beside Jane’s bed, C.S. Lewis’s, Surprised by Joy. It smelled of Floris.” — from STILL LIFE Readers of Louise Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series know that art and culture play a big a role in her satisfying mysteries. Minotaur Books invites you to explore creative works […]

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The Nature of the Feast

The Nature of the Feast

“They ate by candlelight, the candles of all shapes and sizes flickering around the kitchen. Their plates were piled high with turkey and chestnut stuffing, candied yams and potatoes, peas and gravy.” — from STILL LIFE Readers of Louise Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series have come to relish the descriptions of food as much as […]

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Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Forget terrible twos, this is a terrific two: Happy Anniversary, LibraryReads! We’re so grateful for your support of the program that we’re giving away TWO super prize packs of ALL Macmillan LibraryReads picks to date! September 2015 #7 FURIOUSLY HAPPY by Jenny Lawson August 2015 #2 THE NATURE OF THE BEAST by Louise Penny #5 […]

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The Real Places of Three Pines

The Real Places of Three Pines

  If you’re a fan of Louise Penny’s Inspector Armand Gamache series like we are, then you know that the village of Three Pines is fictional and can’t be found on a map. BUT it’s inspired by real places and Louise finally reveals where they are in a countdown leading up to the publication of […]

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Thriller Thursday & CWA Dagger Nomininations!

Thriller Thursday & CWA Dagger Nomininations!

Happy #ThrillerThursday! We’ve got two terrific mysteries AND great news about CWA Dagger Award nominations! FALL OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry “Maberry does some of his best writing in this sequel to 2011’s DEAD OF NIGHT. Maberry, no slouch when it comes to action and suspense, seems to have found new energy here, as though […]

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Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Happy Birthday LibraryReads!

Happy Anniversary LibraryReads! Can you believe it’s already been a year? Thanks very much for your support of these great Macmillan LibraryReads picks: September 2013 #1: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell #2: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN by Louise Penny November 2013 #2: THROUGH THE EVIL DAYS by Julia Spencer-Fleming #8: THE RAVEN’S EYE by Barry […]

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Thriller Tuesday (whaa?!) & Mystery Award nominations

Thriller Tuesday (whaa?!) & Mystery Award nominations

We know it’s not Thursday, but we didn’t want you to miss out on all this great mystery news while we’re away in Las Vegas setting up for ALA Annual. But first, awards news! The 2014 Shamus Award finalists and Macavity Award nominations have been announced and we have several outstanding Minotaur books in the […]

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The great Gamache re-read!

The great Gamache re-read!

Long Way Home jacketLouise Penny's new book, THE LONG WAY HOME, won't be out until August 26, but our friends at Minotaur Books have something to help with your Three Pines-withdrawal: the great Gamache re-read!

Starting today, a community of readers is engaging in a group re-read of the nine books in Penny’s beloved, bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series! From now through May 4, the group is reading STILL LIFE (Book 1) and going on GamacheSeries.com to discuss the book. Then every two weeks the discussion moves to the next book with a guest post from a bookseller, librarian, blogger, fellow author, or major fan of Louise. (The first guest moderator is Lesa Holstine!)

Gamache Series

April 21 - May 4: STILL LIFE 
May 5-18: A FATAL GRACE 
May 19 - June 1: THE CRUELEST MONTH
June 2-15: A RULE AGAINST MURDER 
June 16-29: THE BRUTAL TELLING 
June 30 - July 13: BURY YOUR DEAD 
July 14-27: A TRICK OF THE LIGHT 
July 28 - August 10: THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY 
August 11-25: HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN 
August 26: THE LONG WAY HOME

The re-read is a fantastic way for fans to revisit the magic of the series while also welcoming new readers into the community. Why not have your patrons (and patrons) join the fun? 

Happy (re-)reading! [...]

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