A Fatal Grace

Sent to a village south of Montreal to investigate the death of CC de Poitiers, an extremely unpopular woman apparently killed in an electrical accident, Armand Gamache of the Sãuretâe du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a ...

Author: Louise Penny

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ISBN: 9781410449245

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Sent to a village south of Montreal to investigate the death of CC de Poitiers, an extremely unpopular woman apparently killed in an electrical accident, Armand Gamache of the Sãuretâe du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her.

A Fatal Grace

Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel!

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429967242

Category: Fiction

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Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel! Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he's dealing with someone quite extraordinary. CC de Poitiers was electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake, in front of the entire village, as she watched the annual curling tournament. And yet no one saw anything. Who could have been insane enough to try such a macabre method of murder—or brilliant enough to succeed? With his trademark compassion and courage, Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life to find the dangerous secrets long buried there. For a Quebec winter is not only staggeringly beautiful but deadly, and the people of Three Pines know better than to reveal too much of themselves. But other dangers are becoming clear to Gamache. As a bitter wind blows into the village, something even more chilling is coming for Gamache himself.

A Fatal Grace

'Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling' PETER JAMES There is more to solving a crime than following the clues.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 152938821X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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'Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling' PETER JAMES There is more to solving a crime than following the clues. Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings. Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust... Ten million readers. Three pines. One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache. 'Penny is a joy' IRISH TIMES

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With nine books in the series and more to come, this boxed set of the first three books—Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month—introduces not only the engaging series hero Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces—and this ...

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250059680

Category: Fiction

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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Three Pines, finding long buried secrets--and facing a few enemies of his own. With nine books in the series and more to come, this boxed set of the first three books--Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month--introduces not only the engaging series hero Inspector Gamache, who commands his forces--and this series--with integrity and quiet courage, but also the spectacular Louise Penny. A #1 New York Times bestseller and multiple award winner, Louise Penny "writes with grace and intelligence" (New York Times Book Review) and "with her smart plot and fascinating, nuanced characters...proves that she is one of our finest writers (People). The acclaimed series is a sensation--there are nearly 850,000 print copies in the US and Canada alone, and it has been translated into 35 languages.

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Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1466888431

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louse Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle. Still Life Chief Inspector Gamache and his team of investigators are called to the scene of a suspicious death in Three Pines, a rural village south of Montreal. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul this Thanksgiving season. A Fatal Grace When CC de Poitiers is found dead the day after Christmas, electrocuted in the middle of curling match with no witnesses, Chief Inspector Gamache digs beneath the surface to find where the real secrets are buried. But it seems that Gamache has some enemies of his own, and with the coming of the bitter winter winds, something far more chilling is in store. The Cruelest Month A group of Three Pines villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, hoping to rid the town of its evil-until one of their party dies of fright. But was it a natural death, or murder? As Chief Inspector Gamache investigates, he will be forced to face his very own ghosts as well as those residing in this seemingly idyllic town.


All the Devils Are Here

The stunning new novel from award-winning, number one bestseller Louise Penny sees her complex, moral hero Chief Inspector Gamache in Paris for case to keep readers hooked.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751579260

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Study Guide

This 60-page guide for "A Fatal Grace" by Louise Penny includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 38 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis.

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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 60-page guide for "A Fatal Grace" by Louise Penny includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 38 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Invalidation and Self-Worth and The Quest for Calmness.

The Cruellest Month

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Author: Louise Penny

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ISBN: 9780751547481

Category: Detective and mystery stories

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It's Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead... When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A séance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death. In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall? Coming soon: Book 4 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, THE MURDER STONE. It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all...

The Brutal Telling

'The best Gamache so far' Globe and Mail When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 9780751573299

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Page: 512

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'The best Gamache so far' Globe and Mail When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a motive or even the dead man's name. As Gamache and his colleagues start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues, they uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim's identity - and points to a terrifying killer . . . 'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

Still Life

STILL LIFE 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. "[An] auspicious debut... [Penny's] deceptively ...

Author: Louise Penny

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ISBN: 9781410448972

Category: Fiction

Page: 481

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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Canada's Sãuretâe du Quebec is called to Three Pines, a tiny hamlet south of Montreal, to investigate the suspicious hunting "accident" that claimed the life of Jane Neal, a local fixture in the village.

A Rule Against Murder

In this classic drawing room mystery, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is looking forward to celebrating his wedding anniversary at the remote, luxurious Manoir Bellechasse.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751573763

Category: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character)

Page: 322

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Previously published as The Murder Stone 'Impossible to put down' Globe and Mail It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all... 'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

A Better Man

The air is unbearably tense as Armand Gamache returns to the Sûreté du Québec for his first day of work since being demoted from its command to head of homicide.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 9781432880217

Category: Fiction

Page: 696

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It's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter. As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father. Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel ..., he resumes the search. As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.

The Madness of Crowds

The incredible new book in Louise Penny's #1 bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series.When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is asked to provide crowd control at a statistics lecture given at the Universite de l'Estrie in Quebec, he is ...

Author: Louise Penny

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ISBN: 9781529379396

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The incredible new book in Louise Penny's #1 bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series.When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is asked to provide crowd control at a statistics lecture given at the Universite de l'Estrie in Quebec, he is dubious. Why ask the head of homicide to provide security for what sounds like a minor, even mundane lecture?But dangerous ideas about who deserves to live in order for society to thrive are rapidly gaining popularity, fuelled by the research of the eminent Professor Abigail Robinson. Yet for every person seduced by her theories there is another who is horrified by them. When a murder is committed days after the lecture, it's clear that within crowds can lie madness.To uncover the truth, Gamache must put his own feelings about the divisive Professor to one side. But with her ideas gaining ground, the line separating good and evil, right and wrong, is quickly blurring - especially when the case leads unexpectedly close to home ...PRAISE FOR LOUISE PENNY AND THE INSPECTOR GAMACHE SERIES:'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' DENISE MINA'She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes' THE TIMES'Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium' THE NEW YORK TIMES'Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery' DAILY EXPRESS'The series is deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous' WASHINGTON POST'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny.' ELLY GRIFFITHS'An absolute joy' IRISH TIMES

Dead Cold

From the author of Still Life, the second novel to feature the charming Chief Inspector GamacheThe falling snow brings a hush to Three Pines - until a scream pierces the air.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780753177815

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 456

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From the author of Still Life, the second novel to feature the charming Chief Inspector GamacheThe falling snow brings a hush to Three Pines - until a scream pierces the air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Heading the investigation, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache unravels the dead woman's past and discovers a history of secrets and enemies. But Gamache has enemies of his own. As a bitter wind blows into the village, something even more chilling is sneaking up behind him.

The Murder Stone

A brilliant, big, old-fashioned drawing-room mystery with a denouement worthy of Agatha Christie, from the international bestseller.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: McArthur & Company Pub Limited

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Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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A brilliant, big, old-fashioned drawing-room mystery with a denouement worthy of Agatha Christie, from the international bestseller. Wealthy, cultured and respectable, the Finney family is the epitome of gentility. When Irene Finney and her four grown-up children arrive at the Manoir Bellechasse in the heat of summer, the hotel's staff spring into action. For the children have come to this idyllic lakeside retreat for a special occasion - a memorial has been organised to pay tribute to their late father. But as the heat wave gathers strength, it is not just the statue of an old man that is unveiled. Old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface, and the morning after the ceremony, a body is found. The family has another member to mourn. A guest at the hotel, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache suddenly finds himself in the middle of a murder enquiry. The hotel is full of possible suspects even the Manoir's staff have something to hide, and its clear that the victim had many enemies. With its remote location, the lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their pasts. Until their past catches up with them...

A Great Reckoning

Winner of the the Barry, Macavity, & Anthony Awards for Best Novel 2017Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Crime Novel 2016A Goodreads Best Mystery & Thriller of 2016 finalistFormer Chief Inspector Gamache has been hunting ...

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751552690

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Evocative and atmospheric, A Great Reckoning is the spellbinding new novel from number one bestseller Louise Penny, a magnificent work of crime fiction that will stay with you long after you turn the final page. Former Chief Inspector Gamache has been hunting killers his entire career and as the new commander of the Sûreté Academy he is given the chance to combat the corruption and brutality that has been rife throughout the force. But when a former colleague and professor of the Sûreté academy is found murdered, with a mysterious map of Three Pines in his possession, Gamache has an even tougher task ahead of him. When suspicion turns to Gamache himself and his possible involvement in the crime, the frantic search for answers takes the investigation to the village of Three Pines, where a series of shattering secrets are poised to be revealed... Praise for Louise Penny.

The Madness of Crowds

When a murder is committed it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion. And the madness of crowds.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print

ISBN: 9781432890889

Category: Fiction

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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's latest spellbinding novel You're a coward. Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. It starts innocently enough. While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request. He's asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting Professor of Statistics will be giving a lecture at the nearby university. While he is perplexed as to why the head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec would be assigned this task, it sounds easy enough. That is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. They refuse, citing academic freedom, and accuse Gamache of censorship and intellectual cowardice. Before long, Professor Robinson's views start seeping into conversations. Spreading and infecting. So that truth and fact, reality and delusion are so confused it's near impossible to tell them apart. Discussions become debates, debates become arguments, which turn into fights. As sides are declared, a madness takes hold. Abigail Robinson promises that, if they follow her, ça va bien aller. All will be well. But not, Gamache and his team know, for everyone. When a murder is committed it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion. And the madness of crowds.

Glass Houses

In her latest utterly gripping book, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250164889

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When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Surete du Quebec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montreal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache's own conscience is standing in judgment. In her latest utterly gripping book, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.

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Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 125018696X

Category: Fiction

Page: 4384

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#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louise Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle. Still Life--Gamache and his team are called to the scene of a suspicious death in Three Pines. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul. A Fatal Grace--When CC de Poitiers is found dead the day after Christmas, Gamache digs beneath the surface to find where the real secrets are buried. But it seems he has enemies of his own, and something far more chilling awaits. The Cruelest Month--A group of Three Pines villagers celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, hoping to rid the town of its evil. One of their party dies-of fright? Or murder? Gamache must face his own ghosts as well as those residing in this seemingly idyllic town. A Rule Against Murder--Gamache and his wife are celebrating their anniversary at the luxurious, isolated Manoir Bellechasse. When a dead body turns up, Gamache learns that the lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them. The Brutal Telling--A stranger is found murdered in Olivier's Bistro, and Gamache is dismayed to find Olivier's story full of holes. Gamache follows clues across the continent before returning to Three Pines to confront the final, brutal telling. Bury Your Dead--It's Winter Carnival in Quebec City, when Gamache is called to investigate a dead body at the Literary and Historical Society. Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from Three Pines. A Trick of the Light--When Three Pines artist Clara Morrow's former friend is found dead in her garden, Gamache finds the art world is one of shading and nuance, shadow and light. Even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light. The Beautiful Mystery--Outsiders are never admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, where the monks are world-famous for their glorious chants. But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock is drawn back to admit Gamache. How the Light Gets In--Gamache travels to Three Pines as a favor to the bookshop owner Myrna Landers, whose friend has gone missing. With mounting crises in his own homicide department, Gamache finds himself not only investigating a murder, but also seeking refuge for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. The Long Way Home--Happily retired in Three Pines, Gamache has found peace. But when Clara Morrow's artist husband, Peter, fails to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation, Gamache agrees to join her on a journey far away in search of him. The Nature of the Beast--When a boy prone to tall tales disappears from Three Pines, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his stories might have been true. The search sends Gamache deep into the forest and sets off a sequence of events leading to murder, an old crime, and a betrayal. A Great Reckoning--An intricate old map, given to Armand Gamache on the first day of his new job, now found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, leads Gamache to four cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor.