The Brutal Telling

Penny, Louise

Published by MInotaur Books, 2009
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First U.S. Edition: October 2009, stated; first printing, full number line. Boldly signed and also dated by the author on the title page: "Louise Penny / Oct 14/09." A Chief Inspector Gamache novel. Bound in purple cloth-covered boards with gold lettering on the spine. Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $24.99); light edgewear to top edge. Brodart protected. Bookseller Inventory #

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Chaos is coming, old son.

With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness.

No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. How did he make such a spectacular success of his business? What past did he leave behind and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? And why does every lead in the investigation find its way back to him?

As Olivier grows more frantic, a trail of clues and treasures― from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word "WOE" woven in it―lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, and finally back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the truth and the final, brutal telling.

About the Author: LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.

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Title: The Brutal Telling
Publisher: MInotaur Books
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
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