Image (c) Francois Berude
Suffolk Libraries made wishes come true when members of our DiscoverReads book group expressed interest in the life and works of Canadian author and crime writer Louise Penny.
In October 2020, members of the Suffolk Libraries DiscoverReads book group wrote about Louise's titles Three Pines and Inspector Gamarche in the Facebook group posting:
"Could the library service organise an online event with her please? There are 16 books in the series and my friends and I have found them brilliant reads throughout lockdown and after."
At the time, the Suffolk Libraries book group was only two months old yet had successfully organised a Q&A and reading with bestselling crime author Elly Griffiths and an author interview with journalist and radio presenter Helen Lewis.
Other members of the group chimed in, saying:
"Totally agree! Excellent and entertaining novels."
"They are brilliant. I listen to the audiobooks - narrator Adam Sims is fantastic."
"Absolutely love them! Just started the new one."
Content and Reader Development Librarian Lisa Brennan, who is also a moderator for the DiscoverReads group, followed up on this request and reached out to Louise, allowing us to schedule a time for Louise to do a Q&A via Zoom for our readers to enjoy.
"We are delighted that Louise Penny is joining us for an online author talk in February, as requested by our DiscoverReads members. Louise will be talking to us about her hugely popular Armand Gamache novels and her latest book in the series All the Devils are Here."
Louise's latest title All the Devils are Here has been listed at one of the best crime fiction titles of 2020 by the Irish Times, one of the top 10 bestselling Canadian titles of 2020 and one of the top 30 bestselling books for January 2021 by the Vancouver Sun.
Her earlier title A Fatal Grace also made the Top 10 Christmas Crime Stories list in 2020 written by the Guardian.
Louise will be answering questions from Suffolk Libraries and the audience about her titles, writing process and her experiences. Book your place.