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This Penny is worth a small fortune

Tonight is the Louise Penny reading at the Bing Crosby Theater. The event begins at 7.

I wrote about Penny last month, so I don't need to repeat anything here. But I would say that since then, I have read two more Penny books. I'd already listened to the audiobook version of "The Nature of the Beast." But I bought copies of "A Great Reckoning," which until the publication of "Glass Houses" was her latest entry in the "Three Pines" series," and "Still Life," the first in the series.

And my faith in Penny hasn't faded a bit. Armand Gamache is a great detective, but Penny has surrounded him with an intriguing cast of characters — not all of whom are completely honest, as you will discover as the series progresses.

If you buy one of Penny's novels — and I suggest that you do — you'll get free entry to the reading (save your receipt). If not, entry will cost you $5. Either way, the price is a bargain.

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