Monday, 28 August 2017

Exclusive interview with Louise Penny

Today on the Shots blog and as part of the Glass Houses blog tour we have an exclusive video interview with the best selling author Louise Penny.

Louise Penny is the author of the incredibly successful Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, (head of the Homicide Department of the Sûreté du Québec) series which is set in the fictional town of Three Pines.

She has won numerous crime fiction awards for her work, including the Agatha Award for best mystery novel of the year five times, including four consecutive years (2007–2010), and the Anthony Award for best novel of the year five times, including four consecutive years (2010–2013). Her debut novel Still Life (2005) won the CWA New Blood Dagger Award, the Arthur Ellis Award, the Dilys Award, the 2007 Anthony Award and the Barry Award.  In 2010 her sixth novel Bury Your Dead won the 2010 Agatha Award and went on to win in 2011 the Anthony Award, the Macavity Award, the Arthur Ellis Award and the Nero Award.

Glass Houses is the thirteen book in the series and is due to be published on August 29th 2017.

The exclusive video interview with Louise Penny can be seen below. In the video Louise talks to Shots about the success of the series, whether Inspector Gamache would ever visit the UK and what he would do whilst he was in the UK. A possible side trip to Paris and also why she loves visiting London so much.


Glass Houses by Louise Penny (Little Brown)

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious, then wary. And finally, watching the unmoving figure, a pall settles over the pretty Québec village. Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, knows something is seriously wrong. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. An accusation on the village green. Gamache knows there must be a purpose behind this odd act.  Yet Gamache does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.   But when the figure vanishes and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been discharged, or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montreal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgement.

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