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Bury Your Dead

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The multi-award-winning novel from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny, and the sixth book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series

As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest 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 catch a present-day killer.

Steeped in luscious atmosphere, brimming with the suspense and wit that have earned Louise Penny a massive global following, BURY YOUR DEAD is an ingenious suspense novel.

'Penny's best book to date . . . A stunner' Stephen Booth

'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 39mm | 332g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751544442
  • 9780751544442
  • 4,618

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The author brings the intriguing story to life using ornate descriptions * Star Magazine * BURY YOUR DEAD has two intelligent plots and, as a bonus, you get to know a bit of Canadian history * The Times * Louise Penny writes like an angel and plots like the devil. BURY YOUR DEAD had me on tenterhooks from the first page to the last * Alan Bradley * Very powerful - Penny's best book to date . . . A stunner * Stephen Booth * Penny's first five crime novels in her Armand Gamache series have all been outstanding, but her latest is the best yet, a true tour de force of storytelling....Penny hits every note perfectly in what is one of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably moving mysteries in years. * Booklist * Her beautifully elegiac sixth book interweaves three story lines while plumbing the depths of Gamache's grief. The result is sophisticated and moving - her best yet * People Magazine * Penny's first five crime novels in her Armand Gamache series have all been outstanding, but her latest is the best yet, a true tour de force of storytelling....Penny hits every note perfectly in what is one of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably moving mysteries in years. * Booklist * Her beautifully elegiac sixth book interweaves three story lines while plumbing the depths of Gamache's grief. The result is sophisticated and moving - her best yet * People Magazine *
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About Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Quebec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is the head of the Surete du Quebec. While on leave in Quebec City, he becomes involved in the investigation of the murder of a local man. The investigation causes the police to focus on a centuries old mystery. This book is really about looking back at history. The history of Samuel Champlain, the founder of Quebec. The history of a previous case that Gamache begins to doubt. The history of the last case, which resulted in a horrific shootout that left an agent dead and several badly injured. This is really three stories in one. Each of them was intriguing and easy to follow. Both Gamache and Beauvoir are interesting characters. Gamache is a very hurt and haunted man. The full reason for this is not revealed all at once, but slowly over the course of the book as one of the storylines. Gamache's second in command, Beauvoir, is the main investigator in the second of the storylines. He is re-investigating the case from the 5th book in the series. The main storyline involves Gamache investigating the death of a French man found in the basement of an English library. The man is a local legend who is obsessed with finding the burial site of Samuel Champlain, the founder of Quebec. This book is full of wonderfully beautiful descriptions of Quebec in winter. I have never been to Quebec City, but having grown up near the Quebec border, I know it can be quite the sight. There was also quite a bit of history mentioned in the book, creatively woven into the story. For anyone familiar with Quebec (and Canadian) history, reading it gives a little thrill of recognition. This story is a excellent example of a stand alone book within a series. I have not read any of the previous books in the series, in fact I didn't know it was part of a series when I first picked it up. Having this read this book, I will be reading the previous books in the series.show more
by Sarah Merchant
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