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A Great Reckoning

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Winner of the the Barry, Macavity, & Anthony Awards for Best Novel 2017
Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Crime Novel 2016
A Goodreads Best Mystery & Thriller of 2016 finalist

Former Chief Inspector Gamache has been hunting killers his entire career and as the new commander of the Surete 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 Surete 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 . . .

Ingenious, gripping, and powerful, A Great Reckoning is the twelfth spellbinding novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series from number one bestseller, Louise Penny. Evocative and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 131 x 196 x 32mm | 338g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751552690
  • 9780751552690
  • 13,316

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Penny's elliptical style works brilliantly in a novel that combines modern-day police corruption with century-old tragedy Sunday Times
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Pacy and drips with atmosphere * Saga * Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both * Peter James * An exhilarating whodunit * People * An exhilarating whodunit * People * Riveting . . . with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot. * Library Journal * Riveting . . . with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot. * Library Journal * A compelling mystery and a rich human drama in which no character is either entirely good or evil, and each is capable of inspiring empathy. * Booklist (starred) * A compelling mystery and a rich human drama in which no character is either entirely good or evil, and each is capable of inspiring empathy. * Booklist (starred) * Artful . . . Powerful . . . Magical * New York Times Book Review * Artful . . . Powerful . . . Magical * New York Times Book Review * Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous. * Washington Post * Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous. * Washington Post * Chilling . . . Penny's skillful pacing and idiosyncratic characters only add to the suspense * Real Simple * Chilling . . . Penny's skillful pacing and idiosyncratic characters only add to the suspense * Real Simple * Her work is rich with luminous prose, complex but uncluttered plots, and profound compassion * Seattle Times * Her work is rich with luminous prose, complex but uncluttered plots, and profound compassion * Seattle Times * Brimming with atmosphere and steeped in soul-searching . . . Penny combines clever plotting with beautifully evocative descriptions * Daily Express * Brimming with atmosphere and steeped in soul-searching . . . Penny combines clever plotting with beautifully evocative descriptions * Daily Express * Penny's elliptical style works brilliantly in a novel that combines modern-day police corruption with century-old tragedy * Sunday Times * Penny's elliptical style works brilliantly in a novel that combines modern-day police corruption with century-old tragedy * Sunday Times *
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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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35,098 ratings
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4 34% (11,962)
3 9% (2,994)
2 2% (530)
1 1% (207)
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