Depeschen mit dem Leitwort Louise Penny

Writers at Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival 2013.

Short interviews with Ruth Rendell, Steve Mosby, Mark Billingham & Martyn Waites, Stav Sherez, Michael Robotham, Alex Marwood, Lee Child, Lauren Beukes, Nicci French, Ann Cleeves, Helen Fitzgerald, Sebastian Fitzek, Louise Penny, Lyndsay Faye, Sarah Pinborugh, Simon Kernick.

Interviews by Stacy Patton.

»Mysteries usually are heralded as an intellectual genre. (It’s not for nothing, after all, that Edgar Allan Poe called his stories »tales of ratiocination.«) In How the Light Gets In, Penny has written a magnificent mystery novel that appeals not only to the head, but also to the heart and soul.«

Maureen Corrigan

This is a mystery novel worth staying home for: Maureen Corrigan about the novel How the Light Gets In by Louise Penny. Her review at The Washington Post.

»We make so much of serious literary fiction in this country, offering lavish prizes at the end of each year for novels that add gravitas and definition to Canada’s presence in world literature, that it’s something of a surprise to learn that we’ve also managed to accumulate a disproportionately large number of writers who are proving themselves world champions in the competitive populist genre of crime and mystery fiction.«

Greg Quill

Louise Penny, Giles Blunt, Peter Robinson and many more – Canada’s crime novelists making a killing, Greg Quill says. His view at The Star.