96. The True Crime episode

Out of the Ordinary 96

This is a story about our favorite true crime storyteller.

Louise Penny has written 16 novels and each one understands the truth behind crime in a way very few CSI or True Crime podcasts actually do.

What Penny writes are morality tale crime novels that understands how murder, like Christ taught, begins in the heart, often decades before the actual crime.

And what anchors us when we feel overwhelmed by the brutality of the world is the exact so-called ordinary life that Christie and Lisa-Jo savor on this podcast. And that Penny writes so vividly in her novels.

May this episode be a reminder of how the ordinary rhythms of life—satisfying food with friends, a warm bench in the sun, the joy of a library--are like a lighthouse in the storm, a cape of good hope, a sanctuary of goodness. No matter how terrible, dark or scary the world outside might seem.

Links from this episode:

Louise Penny's books in order.

Christie's Garden Club: blackbarngardenclub.com
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