If you like the intelligent mysteries of Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson or Anne Perry, but like the gentle style of Agatha Christie, Louise Penny is the author for you.
I liked Still Life so much that I had to rush out and read its sequel, Fatal Grace. I can only hope that there is soon more to come from this talented writer.
Here's a bit about Still Life:
The murder of a much loved and highly regarded woman in a small village in the Eastern Townships of Quebec brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec to the small village of Three Pines. As Gamache and his team investigate and discover whodunit, they meet a variety of the locals and learn that everyone in this picturesque village has a secret.