What is CK Reads?

Circulation ThemometerCK Reads is a community-wide book club where everyone in Chatham-Kent is invited to read the same book. Through discussions and programs, CK Reads hopes to bring the community closer together through a shared love of reading. 

CK Reads started in 2016 and has grown steadily each year thanks to support from the community. In 2018, over 400 people read "They Left Us Everything" by Plum Johnson. In 2019, 530 readers checked out "City of the Lost" by Kelley Armstrong. Our 2020 CK Reads selection is "Still Life" by Louise Penny

About the Book

The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines – a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force.

But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets…

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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery Series

‘Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Quebec police is one of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction‘ The Times

  1. Still Life 
  2. A Fatal Grace
  3. The Cruellest Month
  4. A Rule Against Murder
  5. The Brutal Telling
  6. Bury Your Dead
  7. A Trick of the Light
  8. The Beautiful Mystery 
  9. How the Light Gets In
  10. The Long Way Home
  11. The Nature of the Beast
  12. A Great Reckoning
  13. Glass Houses
  14. Kingdom of the Blind
  15. A Better Man

About Louise

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ouise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the "Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mystery" series, including "Still Life", which won the Crime Writers' Association (CWA) John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Québec in 2017. 

She was published for the first time in her forties. Before being published, Penny was a journalist. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal. 

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CKPL would like to thank the Rotary Club of Chatham for their generous support of CK Reads