A Fatal Grace

Previously published as Dead Cold The award-winning second novel from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748129634

Category: Fiction

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Previously published as Dead Cold The award-winning second novel from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny. 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... 'Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Quebec police is one of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction' The Times 'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

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 Surete du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive ...

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312352565

Category: Fiction

Page: 314

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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 Surete du Quebec finds that nearly everyone in town had a motive to kill her.

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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

Page: 960

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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.

A Fatal Grace

CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone in the hamlet of Three Pines, right up to the moment she died.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781250093165

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Previously published under title: Dead cold. London: Headline, 2006.

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: Hodder & Stoughton

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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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.


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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ISBN: 9781700206138

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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 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

ISBN:

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...

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

Publisher:

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.

Kingdom of the Blind

'A wonderful addition to a fantastic series' ELLY GRIFFITHS'This gloriously shocking book grips from the very first page' DENISE MINAThe entrancing crime thriller featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times ...

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781529386622

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'A wonderful addition to a fantastic series' ELLY GRIFFITHS'This gloriously shocking book grips from the very first page' DENISE MINAThe entrancing crime thriller featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny******When Armand Gamache receives a letter inviting him to an abandoned farmhouse outside of Three Pines, the former head of the Surete du Quebec discovers that a complete stranger has named him as an executor of her will. The bequests are so wildly unlikely that he suspects the woman must have been delusional - until a body is found.But it isn't the only menace Gamache is facing. The investigation into the events that led to his suspension delves deeper, and he takes increasingly desperate measures to rectify previous actions. As he does, Gamache begins to see his own blind spots - and the terrible things hiding there . . ._____________Praise for the award-winning Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series:'One of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction' The Times'Fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves'Wonderfully satisfying' Kate Mosse'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' Denise Mina'Supremely satisfying' Observer'Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium' The New York Times'The series is deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous' Washington Post____________This edition contains bonus extra content from Louise Penny, including a map of Three Pines

The Cruellest Month

But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall?Ten million readers.Three pines.One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.'The series is grand and deep and altogether extraordinary' WASHINGTON POST

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781529386738

Category:

Page: 464

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'No one does atmospheric like Louise Penny' ELLY GRIFFITHSThere is more to solving a crime than following the clues.Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings.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 seance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death.In idyllic 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?Ten million readers.Three pines.One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.'The series is grand and deep and altogether extraordinary' WASHINGTON POST

The Cruellest Month

A vast abandoned home.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780751547481

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 454

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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 Long Way Home

'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

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781529386462

Category:

Page: 464

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'Compelling . . . An original voice' PETER JAMESThere is more to solving a crime than following the clues.Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings.Clara Morrow's husband is missing. When he fails to come home on the first anniversary of their separation, as promised, Clara asks the only person she trusts to try and find him: former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache. As Gamache journeys further into the case, he is drawn deeper into the tortured mind of Peter Morrow, a man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist that he would sell his soul. As Gamache gets closer to the truth, he uncovers a deadly trail of jealousy and deceit. Can Gamache bring Peter, and himself, home safely? Or in searching for answers, has he placed himself, and those closest to him, in terrible danger?Ten million readers.Three pines.One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.'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

Glass Houses

When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751566581

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves One cold November day, a mysterious figure appears on the village green in Three Pines, causing unease, alarm and confusion among everyone who sees it. Chief Superintendent, Armand Gamache knows something is seriously wrong, but all he can do is watch and wait, hoping his worst fears are not realised. But when the figure disappears and a dead body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to investigate. In the early days of the murder inquiry, and months later, as the trial for the accused begins, Gamache must face the consequences of his decisions, and his actions, from which there is no going back . . . Gripping, surprising and powerful, Glass Houses is the new ingenious and illuminating novel from number one bestseller, Louise Penny, which will leave you spellbound until the final page.

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.

A Better Man

'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny' ELLY GRIFFITHS

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781529386660

Category:

Page: 512

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'One of the greatest crime writers of our times' DENISE MINAThere is more to solving a crime than following the clues.Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings.The air is unbearably tense as Armand Gamache returns to the Surete du Quebec for his first day of work since being demoted from its command to head of homicide.Amid blistering personal social media attacks, Gamache sets out on his first assignment. He has been tasked with finding a missing woman, but while he leads the search for Vivienne Godin, Three Pines itself is threatened when the river breaks its banks, and a province-wide emergency is declared.As the waters rise, a body is discovered - and the victim's distraught father contemplates a murder of his own. Gamache is a father himself, and is haunted by a question . . . what would he do, if his child's killer might walk free?Ten million readers.Three pines.One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny' ELLY GRIFFITHS

Dead Cold

'A delight for all of us who love detective fiction' Reginald Hill

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780755328932

Category: City and town life

Page: 376

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The second novel in our addictive Canadian crime series featuring the irresistible Chief Inspector Gamache... The 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 Beautiful Mystery

On a remote island in Quebec, a monastery stands.

Author: Louise Penny

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 9780751544183

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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A MONASTERY Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks - men of prayer and music, famous the world over for their glorious voices. A MURDER But a brutal death throws the monastery doors open to the world. And through them walks the only man who can shine light upon the dark deeds within: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. A MYSTERY Who among the brothers has become an angel of death? As the peace of the monastery crumbles around him, Gamache finds clues in the divine, the human, and the cracks in between. Ingenious, gripping, and powerful, The Beautiful Mystery is the most outstanding novel yet from international bestselling phenomenon Louise Penny.

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: 516

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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.