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Minotaur Books is pleased to invite you to join us in exploring creative works of cultural significance from the world of Three Pines. We showcased a cultural inspiration from each of the books as we prepared for the August 29th release of the new book, GLASS HOUSES. More: order the new book | about Louise Penny | find out more

Now Discussing: August 16 – September 12, 2017

Cultural Inspirations from A Great Reckoning (Book 12)

“It strikes a man more dead than a great reckoning in a little room.” (William Shakespeare)

The Shakespeare quote comes from the comedic play, As You Like It (Act III, Scene III), and is believed to have been written in 1599. The line is a direct reference to Christopher Marlowe’s death which occurred six years earlier under extremely suspicious circumstances. . . .

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Surprised by Joy: The Cultural Inspirations of Three Pines

Every two weeks we will reveal a new cultural inspiration from the world of Three Pines. We’ll have a post and an area open for discussion.

Chief Inspector Gamache, Books 1–12

  • 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
  • The Nature of the Beast, by Louise Penny
  • A Great Reckoning, by Louise Penny