Minotaur Books is pleased to invite you to visit real places that inspired LOUISE PENNY in writing the CHIEF INSPECTOR GAMACHE series. We’re exploring and discussing a place from each of the books as we prepare for the August 25th release of the new book, THE NATURE OF THE BEAST. More: buy the new book | about Louise Penny | find out more

Now Exploring: August 31 – September 13, 2015

A Real Place from The Nature of the Beast (Book 11)

Founded in 1998, Brome Lake Books is a little village bookstore with a lovingly curated collection of new titles and old favorites for the discerning booklover. Local authors and books on the area are featured in their own section. A special area in the bargain basement is dedicated to raising money for the community hospital through second hand book sales. Wooden shelves made by a local craftsman line the walls. . . .

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The Real Places of Three Pines

Every two weeks we will reveal a real place that is the inspiration behind a fictional place in each of the books. We’ll have photos, an essay, and an area open for discussion.

The Nature of the Beast, by Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Gamache, Books 1–10

  • Still Life, by Louise Penny
  • A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny
  • The Cruelest Month, by Louise Penny
  • A Rule Against Murder, by Louise Penny
  • The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny
  • Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny
  • A Trick of the Light, by Louise Penny
  • The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny
  • How the Light Gets In, by Louise Penny
  • The Long Way Home, by Louise Penny