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As the early morning mist clears on Thanksgiving Sunday, the homes of Three Pines come to life — all except one...

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sret du Qubec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montral and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season'and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

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"With this award-winning first novel, Penny introduces Inspector Armand Gamache, who commands his forces with integrity and quiet courage. Locals are convinced a murder is no more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache uncovers something more sinister. This cerebral mystery...is a rare treat." People

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"[An] auspicious debut....[Penny's] deceptively simple style masks the complex patterns of a well-devised plot." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

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"A perfectly executed traditional mystery." Denver Post

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“It's hard to decide what provides the most pleasure in this enjoyable book: Gamache, a shrewd and kindly man constantly surprised by homicide; the village, which sounds at first like an ideal place to escape from civilization; or the clever and carefully constructed plot.” Chicago Tribune

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“Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don't miss this stellar debut.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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“Terrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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“A gem of a book.” Booklist (starred review)

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A Debut Dagger honor book in the U.K., this work introduces an engaging series hero in Inspector Armand Gamache who commands his forces with integrity and quiet courage. Locals are convinced a murder was no more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache uncovers something more sinister.

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Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

With this award-winning first novel, Louise Penny introduces an engaging hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces — and this series — with power, ingenuity, and charm.

About the Author

Louise Penny is an award-winning journalist who worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She lives in a small village south of Montréal where she writes, skis, and volunteers. Her bestselling first mystery, Still Life, was the winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards; and her second, A Fatal Grace, won the Agatha Award for Best Novel in 2008. Visit her website at www.louisepenny.com.

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Craig Ensz, January 2, 2014 (view all comments by Craig Ensz)
Great whodunit in the outdoors. Was it an accident or murder? Good read.
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Carol Forrest, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Carol Forrest)
You will be intrigued by the crime and you will fall in with love Louise Penny's characters. The kind and introspective Chief Inspector Gamache with his very real younger sidekick, Jean Guy Beauvoir, arrive in the idyllic town of Three Pines to find that all is not as it appears. The townspeople are loveable but flawed, and one of them is a murderer. This is literary fiction by an award winning author. You will want to grab the next and the next Penny book to keep up with these memorable characters.
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Jackie Hartfiel, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Jackie Hartfiel)
Cracking Mystery set in rural Quebec. Inspector Gamache is just one of the very well thought out characters in this debut novel. Great read with a lovely look at village life. Got me hooked on the series. Highly recommend it to everyone, not just mystery readers.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312948559
Author:
Penny, Louise
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective/Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
St. Martin's Minotaur Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 6
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.69 x 4.31 x 0.89 in

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Product details 336 pages St. Martin's Paperbacks - English 9780312948559 Reviews:
"Review" by , "With this award-winning first novel, Penny introduces Inspector Armand Gamache, who commands his forces with integrity and quiet courage. Locals are convinced a murder is no more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache uncovers something more sinister. This cerebral mystery...is a rare treat."
"Review" by , "[An] auspicious debut....[Penny's] deceptively simple style masks the complex patterns of a well-devised plot."
"Review" by , "A perfectly executed traditional mystery."
"Review" by , “It's hard to decide what provides the most pleasure in this enjoyable book: Gamache, a shrewd and kindly man constantly surprised by homicide; the village, which sounds at first like an ideal place to escape from civilization; or the clever and carefully constructed plot.”
"Review" by , “Cerebral, wise and compassionate, Gamache is destined for stardom. Don't miss this stellar debut.”
"Review" by , “Terrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight.”
"Review" by , “A gem of a book.”
"Synopsis" by , A Debut Dagger honor book in the U.K., this work introduces an engaging series hero in Inspector Armand Gamache who commands his forces with integrity and quiet courage. Locals are convinced a murder was no more than a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache uncovers something more sinister.
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

With this award-winning first novel, Louise Penny introduces an engaging hero in Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces — and this series — with power, ingenuity, and charm.

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