Books Louise Penny Books by Louise Penny Louise Penny has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Louise Penny Book Reviews NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2013's Great Reads December 4, 2013 NPR staff and critics selected more than 200 standout titles. Now it's up to you: Choose your own adventure! Use our tags to search through books and find the perfect read. Best Books Of 2012 In 2012's Best Mysteries, Mean Girls Rule December 19, 2012 Femmes fatales and their crafty female creators dominate this year's mystery and thriller picks. Critic Maureen Corrigan wonders whether it takes a woman to capture the evil that can hide behind a lip-glossed smile and pair of shining eyes.