One title on Ott's list:
A Rule against Murder. By Louise Penny. 2009. St. Martin’s/Minotaur, $24.95 (9780312377021).Read about all ten books on the list.
Penny’s Armand Gamache novels, starring an intrepid Canadian police inspector in the Quebec village of Three Pines, have quickly established themselves as some of the best traditional mysteries being published today. This fourth entry finds the inspector traveling to a remote resort to celebrate his wedding anniversary; naturally, murder is on the guest list. Despite similarities to Poirot and Maigret, Gamache is a complete original.
The Page 99 Test: A Rule Against Murder.