St. Martin's Press, a subsidiary of British book publisher Macmillan Publishing, publishes the Inspector Gamache series. The books are often listed as being co-published by Minotaur, which is the branch of St. Martin's that publishes mystery and suspense novels.
Canadian author Louise Penny writes the Inspector Gamache series, which has 11 titles as of 2015. The series follows the titular character, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, throughout his duties as a member of the Surete du Quebec in the town of Three Pines, Quebec. The series has received numerous awards during its run, including the New Blood Dagger, the British Dagger and several Agatha awards.