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“Few writers in any genre can match Pennys ability to combine heartbreak and hope.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society--where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly four hundred years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know."

As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.

About the Author

Louise Penny, author of the New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache novels, worked as an award-winning journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before leaving to write crime fiction. Her first mystery, Still Life, was the winner of the New Blood Dagger and the Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys Awards; and was also named one of the five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by Deadly Pleasures magazine. Louise went on to become the first writer ever to win the Agatha Award for Best Novel four times, as well as an Anthony Award for The Brutal Telling and the Dilys, Arthur Ellis, Macavity, and Anthony Awards for Bury Your Dead. Her novels are bestsellers in the United States and Great Britain and have been translated into twenty languages. She lives with her husband, Michael, in a small village south of Montréal.

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juju2cat, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by juju2cat)
A brilliant book, deeply engrossing. Inspector Gamache is a "father figure" inspiration but
also very human, too. Murder is an interesting subject but it's the charactors involved that
make this book a masterpiece.
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julieb43, February 21, 2012 (view all comments by julieb43)
The characters, especially Inspector Gamache, are very well drawn. The settings, especially Quebec City in the heart of winter, are also vividly depicted. I could visualize Gamache trudging through the snow, bundled up against the frigid air with his faithful canine companion.

I would have given this four stars, but I found the main mystery (there are actually three intertwined mysteries), although tantalizingly interwoven throughout the narrative, was an ultimate let-down.

I didn't really care for the English/French political discussions either, but that could be because I'm from Quebec and tired of hearing about 'separation' issues.

The novel is well-written and has interesting characters, which is what saved it for me.
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Susan Craig, January 15, 2012 (view all comments by Susan Craig)
This book is mostly told in flashbacks about a police action that went wrong. Several of the participants take turns remembering the events. Don't pick it up if you were hoping for an early night. I stayed up all night reading it and couldn't get it out of my head for days. A week later I had to read it again.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312626907
Author:
Penny, Louise
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
No. 6
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.250 x 5.500 in

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“Few writers in any genre can match Pennys ability to combine heartbreak and hope.” -Publishers Weekly (starred review)

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society--where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly four hundred years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know."

As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.

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