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 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,” 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 the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.
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As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the most unusual case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city's oldest buildings - a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries...a mystery Gamache must solve if he's to apprehend a present-day killer.About the Author:
LOUISE PENNY won the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards for her first novel, Still Life, which was also named one of five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by Deadly Pleasures. She went on to win the Agatha Award three years in a row, as well as the Anthony Award for the Best Crime Novel for The Brutal Telling and a second Dilys Award for Bury Your Dead. A Rule Against Murder, The Brutal Telling, and Bury Your Dead were all New York Times bestsellers. Louise lives in a small village south of Montreal. Visit her on Facebook and at www.louisepenny.com.
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Book Description Sphere, 2011. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Brand new copy. Dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order. Bookseller Inventory # 039106
Book Description Sphere Books, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111847444385