Sunday, March 25, 2012

Collector's Corner: Louise Penny Ephemera

A Louise Penny Novella That Was Only Published In Canada
When The Hangman was published we were able to purchase about 14 copies of this novella and all the copies had been  signed in Canada by crime fiction author Louise Penny. If you are a Louise Penny collector and a Louise Penny "completist" this is a must for your collection. We only have two copies left in the shop, and generally few copies have been available in the United States.
Louise Penny's earliest titles have been escalating in value, and first edition, first printing hardcover editions of Still Life, the first book in the Chief Inspector Arman Gamache (Three Pines) series, are difficult to find. The British editions are beyond scarce here and have been priced at  about $600.00.
Here is description of The Hangman:
Signed by the author Louise Penny on the half title page. Soft Cover, first edition, first printing of this issue in fine & unread condition. A paperback original. 87 pages. A Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novella with a setting in Three Pines, Quebec. Louise Penny wrote this novella for Good Reads Canada and it takes place between her books The Brutal Telling and Bury Your Dead. A jogger finds a dead man hanging from a tree and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is brought in to determine whether there was a suicide or a murder. A must for all of the readers and collectors of Louise Penny's books. Signed in Canada by Louise Penny. Scarce signed.
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Mauismom said...

I would love to get a copy of The Hangman - are there any available anywhere?

Beth Kanell said...

I agree, The Hangman is a great book to add to your Louise Penny collection. We had a good number of copies, thanks to the author and a Canadian bookseller, but we've now sold all of them and there are no other copies available on ABE. You might want to place a "Book Wanted" for it, on the ABE system, so if a copy does come up for sale, you'll see it right away.