I know I'm a little late to the party on this one, but I finally read Louise Penny's Still Life this week. This is the first in a series featuring inspector Armand Gamache from Quebec.
But (and this is important!) this is so much more than a murder mystery. Penny allows us a marvelously complex glimpse into the minds of Gamache, his colleagues, the villagers in Three Pines, even the victim. I was completely enchanted from the first paragraph. I can't wait to devour the rest of the series.