Murder mystery author Louise Penny

Murder mystery author Louise Penny to take part in online Q&A  

Award winning author of the Armand Gamache series of murder mysteries Louise Penny will be talking to Suffolk Libraries in an online Q&A event on Mon 8 February at 6.30pm.  

Suffolk Libraries made wishes come true when members of their DiscoverReads book group expressed interest in the life and works of Canadian author and crime writer Louise Penny. 

Murder mystery author Louise Penny
Murder mystery author Louise Penny

In October 2020, a member of the Suffolk Libraries DiscoverReads book group wrote about Louise’s titles ‘Three Pines’ and ‘Inspector Gamarche’ in the Facebook group posting: 

“Could the library service organise an online event with her please? There are 16 books in the series and my friends and I have found them brilliant reads throughout lockdown and after.” 

At the time, the Suffolk Libraries book group was two months old yet had successfully organised a Q&A and reading with bestselling crime author Elly Griffiths and an author interview with journalist and radio presenter Helen Lewis. 

The Facebook post gained support, with several members revealed to be fans of the author and her titles. 

Lisa Brennan, who is also a moderator for the DiscoverReads group, followed up on this request and reached out to Louise, who agreed to take part in a Q&A for her fans in Suffolk.  

Lisa said: 

“We are delighted that Louise Penny is joining us for an online author talk in February, as requested by our DiscoverReads members. Louise will be talking to us about her hugely popular Armand Gamache novels and her latest book in the series ‘All the Devils are Here.’” 

Louise’s latest title ‘All the Devils are Here’ has been listed at one of the best crime fiction titles of 2020 by the Irish Times, one of the top 10 bestselling Canadian titles of 2020 and one of the top 30 bestselling books for January 2021 by the Vancouver Sun.  

Her earlier title ‘A Fatal Grace’ also made the Guardian’s Top 10 Christmas Crime Stories list in 2020. 

Louise will be answering questions from Suffolk Libraries and the audience about her titles, writing process and her experiences. Booking will be required to attend, which can be done via the Suffolk Libraries website at 

This event is one of the many author events that are scheduled to take place online this year through Suffolk Libraries with Elly Griffiths, Nicci French, Sophie Hannah, Kathy Reichs and more confirmed for March as part of this year’s Suffolk Libraries Day event. To find more details on this year’s Suffolk Libraries Day, visit