Louise Penny’s new mystery novel, The Brutal Telling, to be officially launched in October, is set in the author’s home territory, the Eastern Townships, and once again features Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (described by Library Journal as “an engaging, modern-day Poirot”).

This highly-anticipated novel follows the success of Still Life, Dead Cold, The Murder Stone (Globe and Mail Mystery of the Year and New York Times Bestseller). Her books have won many awards, including the Arthur Ellis, Barry, New Blood Dagger and Anthony awards for best first novel, and the Agatha Award for Best Mystery.

A former journalist, CBC radio host and documentary producer based variously in Thunder Bay, Winnipeg, Quebec City and Montreal, Louise is a committed literacy advocate who lives in a United Empire Loyalist house with her husband, retired pediatric hematologist Michael Whitehead, and their two golden retrievers.