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: June 29 – July 12, 2015

A Real Place from A Trick of the Light (Book 7)

Dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal is the perfect setting for a Chief Inspector Gamache novel. The MACM has been described by one visitor as “Inspiring, provocative, and rewarding.” Pretty much how we sum up every Louise Penny novel!

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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