I suspect that one of the reasons I have enjoyed the Inspector Gamache mysteries by Louise Penny is because the setting is so close to our own in Maine. My parents were both Franco-Americans. I see parts of my own clan in some of the characters. It is this richness of the character development, the proximity to our own border, and a finely constructed plot that keeps me reading each book in the series. If you are looking for a fast paced read, you won’t find it here. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the life of a village, with characters you will either love or hate, this might be just what you are looking for!
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