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 Society151; where an obsessive historian8217;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. 147;It doesn't make sense,8221; Olivier8217;s partner writes every day. 147;He didn't do it, you know.8221; 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.
A crime that dates back more than 400 years rises from the dead once again, bringing the scarred Chief Inspector Armand Gamache out of a forced early retirement. After the a recent case went horribly wrong the Quebec City detective has been hiding out with an old friend at the Literary and Historical Society. But even this apparent safe space has its ghosts and, thankfully for readers, Armand is soon back to work in Louise Penny's sixth mystery in this series. Selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2010 Top 100 Book.
- Genre: Mystery + Crime, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Legal + Courtroom + Crime, Human Qualities + Behavior, Police
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
- Edition: Unabridged
- Format: audioCD
- Release Date:
September 28, 2010
- Date Published:
September 28, 2010
Author: Louise Penny
Narrator: Ralph Cosham (Narrator)
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- ISBN: 9781427210715
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