Not.Cozies. More like Anti-cozies

The Nature of the Beast - Louise Penny

Couldn't yet get Louise Penny's latest from the library, but they did have the latest issue of BookPage, with a Penny interview, which you can read here in this entirety.

 

"I get very annoyed at anyone who calls them cozies, or even traditional. I think it’s facile for people to think that anything set in a village must, per force, be superficial and simplistic.”

 

Far, far from either, Penny’s addictive series may be the quintessential anti-cozy, centered as it is on a village that bears more resemblance to Twin Peaks than Cabot Cove and an erudite chief inspector of the Sûreté du Québec whose demons are never far behind him.