An Evening with Louise Penny

A Vancouver Writers Fest Special Event 

Monday, August 28 at 7:30 pm
St. Andrew's Wesley United Church - 1022 Nelson St., Vancouver

Tickets (prices do not include service charge)

  • General Admission - $26
  • Front Section - $40 
  • Youth under 30 - $15 (all seats)
  • Wheelchair seating - $26

In her latest, gripping book, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called ‘the court of conscience.’ Join Penny to hear about the latest installment in her award-winning Gamache Series, her fascinating career – including why she left her CBC post to write her first novel – and insight into her work for devoted fans and new readers alike.

About the author:

Louise Penny worked as a broadcaster for CBC before she began writing mysteries. Her first, Still Life, won the Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel, along with awards in the United States and United Kingdom. Her subsequent novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache have earned her an enthusiastic following as well as several more awards. Penny lives near Montreal.

More about Glass Houses:

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.

From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.

Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment.