Thursday, November 29, 2018

Books from the Backlog #36


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week's neglected book

Still Life by Louis Penny

Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1
Publication Date: 2005
Publisher: Minotaur Books
As the early morning mist clears on Thanksgiving Sunday, the homes of Three Pines come to life - all except one…

To locals, the village is a safe haven. So they are bewildered when a well-loved member of the community is found lying dead in the maple woods. Surely it was an accident - a hunter's arrow gone astray. Who could want Jane Neal dead?

In a long and distinguished career with the SΓ»retΓ© du Quebec, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has learned to look for snakes in Eden. Gamache knows something dark is lurking behind the white picket fences, and if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will begin to give up its secrets…

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12972591-swan-song

Why did I add Still Life to my bookshelf?

I have been collecting the books from this series for a while.  I bought this one in September 2016 but added some from the series as far back as November 2013.  I have just been adding the books over the years as they have went on sale and I now have the first 8 books ready to go.  I do like a good mystery and this series has receive a lot of positive reviews.  I am looking forward to finally starting it sometime soon.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?






33 comments:

  1. There was a episode on CBS Sunday Morning that featured Louis Penny. It was interesting to watch because all the books she has written have focused on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. I haven't read any those books, but I would like to read the first one sometime in the future. My library book club ladies enjoy that series.

    I do hope you enjoy it when you have a chance to read it.

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    1. I have heard a lot of good things about the series.

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  2. doesn't look like a murder mystery from the cover, but cool beans story

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  3. I read the first 7 Alex Cross books by James Patterson, then grabbed the rest of the series up to about 20 I think but lost interest in going back to them! I need to catch up on the Lincoln Rhyme books by Jeffery Deaver though! I loved the first two!

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    1. I enjoyed the Alex Cross series but also lost interest at some point. The series did start off really well.

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  4. One of my favorite vloggers touted this series early in the fall and I thought it sounded good, too. Hopefully you'll really enjoy book one and can zip right through the ones you've collected. I am definitely guilty of collecting a series of books before reading the first one. LOL

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    1. Hi, I'm TOadstOneS on Tumblr. I hadn't been logged in in a couple of years, and although I managed to ♥ your post, I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to make my comment post. I'll try to figure it out by next week. πŸ‘✨

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    2. I've been wanting to sign-up for tumbler to visit your posts. I had to laugh about how long it took me to figure out all the little symbols once I did sign-up.

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    3. I was still confused even when I was on there regularly. πŸ˜†

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    4. I am glad that I am not alone, Sophia Rose!

      I do agree that tumbler can be very confusing :)

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  5. This is a series I hear such good things abut but haven't pulled the trigger to start it.

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  6. I haven't read this series, but it does sound good! I love a well written whodunnit, and the allure of Thanksgiving gives this an extra bit of allure.

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. I do wish that I had discovered the Thanksgiving connection before my Thanksgiving post!

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  7. I hadn't heard of this one but I love mysteries and English ones. I try not to buy but to get them at the library even if they go on sale until I have at least read the first one to see if I like it but I do sometimes. I hope you love them. Anne - Books of My Heart

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  8. So your backlog post has basically turned into a contest for me of "Do I have Carol's choice on my shelves somewhere?" This week it's a no.

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  9. I actually remember coming across this book some time ago. I didn't add it to my list. Don't remember why. Probably because I had so many others already.

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    1. I will never catch up to my list. It is very sad.

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  10. I don't read Murder Mysteries, but this sounds interesting. You don find death by arrow much outside of Fantasy! πŸ“š✨

    I linked up! πŸ‘✨

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    1. Death by arrow doesn't come up a whole lot in regular mysteries!

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  11. Collecting up a series before even starting it might be good for me going forward too because I am hopeless at getting hold of books in the right order! I do hope you enjoy these, especially having waited over 5 years to read some of them

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    1. I hope I like them since I have so many of the series.

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  12. You don't see many Thanksgiving stories. I hope you enjoy them once you get started.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Books of My Heart

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  13. I've been enjoying older titles lately. I don't recall seeing these. Looks interesting.

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    1. I have heard good things about the series, Anna!

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