My first read of 2023: Still Life: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny 📚
I love mysteries, and this was particularly charming. Set in rural Quebec, there were a lot of cultural references, and the author did a great job about saying without explaining. It was also very wonderfully character-driven, no doubt setting the stage for the future of the Chief Inspector Gamache character.
The only oddity was the use of American spellings, but maybe that was a conscious choice for market appeal?
Anyway, I look forward to continuing this series through the year!