Louise Penny is a Canadian novelist of mystery novels, featuring Inspector Armand Gamache and set in Quebec. She is a multiple time Agatha Award winner. Her novels are British-styled whodunit mysteries inspired by authors such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. Before becoming a published author, Louise worked for CBC as a radio host and journalist.

Penny tried her hand at historical fiction, which she was unable to finish, before writing in the mystery genre she became famous for. Her first published novel was the beginning of the Inspector Gamache series, Still Life, which was published in 2005. Below is a list of all of Louise Penny’s books in order of when they were originally published (and in chronological order):

Publication Order of Inspector Gamache Books


Still Life(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Fatal Grace(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cruelest Month(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder Stone(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brutal Telling(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bury Your Dead(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hangman(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Trick of the Light(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beautiful Mystery(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
How the Light Gets In(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Dead Cold was also published as A Fatal Grace. The Murder Stone was also titled A Rule Against Murder.

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  • Nancy

    When is there going to be a new Inspector Gamache novel?????!!!!!

    • Brandon

      August 26th