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Bury Your Dead (Three Pines Mysteries)

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ISBN13: 9780312377045
ISBN10: 0312377045
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Susan Craig, January 22, 2011 (view all comments by Susan Craig)
Louise Penny's Three Pines Mysteries continue to surprise. The previous books kept the fine line between cosy village mysteries and edgier police procedurals. In Bury Your Dead the author adds suspense. The book starts with Inspector Gamache on medical leave due to an unspecified work-related tragedy. He finds himself drawn into a mystery that he unravels as we are slowly given the story behind his injuries and his grief. Don't start this one close to bedtime - it will keep you up until the last sentence.
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acornreads, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by acornreads)
This book has it all...exquisitely drawn characters, complexity of plot, lessons in history, excellent writing, a setting that includes all of the senses.Very thought-provoking.Simply said: my favorite writer is Louise Penny. 6th in a series where it does matter that you start at the beginning.
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M K AMBRE, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by M K AMBRE)
Penny gets better with each book. The layers of human emotion go deep here.
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Lynne Perednia, September 27, 2010 (view all comments by Lynne Perednia)
Louise Penny began her Three Pines/Inspector Gamache series in the charming, Brigadoon-like Quebec village of Three Pines, where artists and creativity thrive and evil lurks, as traditional mysteries. The cast of suspects was limited in Miss Marple fashion. Quirkiness, such as celebrated poet and unrelenting crank Ruth Zardo, were highly regarded.

But as the series has continued, its creator has made each novel subtly more complex. Although food, art and quirkiness are still esteemed in Louise Penny's novels, there is far more going on in them than eccentricity and fair-play whodunits. The focus of the novels has become the human journey of forgiveness, despite knowing all too well the frailties of the other person involved.

This focus has been the foundation of the last two novels. The plot of The Brutal Telling, Penny's incredible last novel, changed everything. How life goes on is addressed in Bury Your Dead as Gamache carries on after both that case and a traumatic incident in which lives were lost.

In Bury Your Dead, Gamache is healing from external and internal injuries. At first, the reader only knows that something went horribly wrong, that police officers died and that Gamache blames himself. What happened is revealed gradually in flashbacks that are written and placed the way that flashbacks should be used. Since Gamache blames himself, he cannot forgive himself. And that leads him to question what he did in the last book.

Woven into the dual storylines of questioning himself in both incidents, Gamache and his deputy Beauvoir must face their assumptions about individuals. One will do some forgiving, while the other will need to be forgiven. And both are going to have to deal with people they may not be able to forgive.

The people of Three Pines continue to play a pivotal role as well. And some of them who may have some work to do in the forgiving department will, it is hoped, begin that process in the next Louise Penny novel.

Because Penny writes with such clarity and deceptive simplicity that conveys complex and subtle humanity, Bury Your Dead does stand on its own. However, the richness of what she is doing will be savored all the more if one reads the entire series. This is a writer to watch grow and to enjoy every step of the journey her characters take.


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ISBN:
9780312377045
Subtitle:
A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author:
Penny, Louise
Author:
Cosham, Ralph
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery
Subject:
Detective/Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Three Pines Mysteries
Series Volume:
No. 6 of 6
Publication Date:
20100928
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 CDs, 12.5 hours
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of Agatha-winner Penny's moving and powerful sixth Chief Insp. Armand Gamache mystery (after 2009's The Brutal Telling), Gamache is recovering from a physical and emotional trauma, the exact nature of which isn't immediately disclosed, in Québec City. When the body of Augustin Renaud, an eccentric who'd spent his life searching for the burial site of Samuel de Champlain, Québec's founder, turns up in the basement of the Literary and Historical Society, Gamache reluctantly gets involved in the murder inquiry. Meanwhile, Gamache dispatches his longtime colleague, Insp. Jean Guy Beauvoir, to the quiet town of Three Pines to revisit the case supposedly resolved at the end of the previous book. Few writers in any genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same scene. Increasingly ambitious in her plotting, she continues to create characters readers would want to meet in real life. 100,000 first printing. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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Past and present collide in this astonishing novel, when Chief Inspector Armand Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 historians quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?
 
Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he 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,” Oliviers partner writes every day. “He didn't do it, you know.” As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.
"Synopsis" by ,
It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache hascome 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 historians quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?
 
Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he 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,” Oliviers partner writes every day. “He didn't do it, you know.” As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.
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