Woman on Fire: Louise Penny Hits #1

  How should a red-blooded American editor react when the Canadian queen of the murder mystery throws herself in his lap? If youre me (left) and the setting is New Yorks Book Expo last June, you get over your shock fast enough to plant a big, sloppy kiss on novelist Louise Pennys cheek (see mortifying evidence below). Book buyers did much the same thing on Sunday the 15th, when they elevated Pennys ninth Inspector Gamache thriller the cerebral and …