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Louise Penny

Sandrine's Case

By Thomas H. Cook (Mysterious Press)

For those who thought Gone Girl was good, this investigation into the dead wife of a professor at a small southern college is far better. Cook's mastery of character and plot are brilliantly done as Sandrine's case moves forward.

An Officer And A Spy

By Robert Harris (Hutchinson)

Harris's best of his brilliant historical reconstructions. We are in France exploring the times and events of the Dreyfus Affair. Think you know all about this? Read and see.

The Ghost Riders Of Ordebec

By Fred Vargas (Harvill Secker)

This spellbinding mystery from France's finest crime writer has Commissaire Adamsberg in rural France investigating what may be a paranormal murder.

The Scent Of Death

By Andrew Taylor (UK General)

The best book from one of the best authors explores the American Revolution from the British side with a brilliant cast of characters and a marvellous narrator.

How The Light Gets In

By Louise Penny (Minotaur)

The book where everyone discovers Quebec's marvelous Three Pines mysteries. Penny has risen to the ranks of major crime writers with this one.