Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
By SMW Staff
Louise Penny’s highly acclaimed mystery series has been described by critics as “a treat for the mind and a lesson for the soul,” “elegant,” “intricate,” “powerful,” and “ingenious.” Penny once again proves this series only gets better, as the wise and beleaguered Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in the sixth book in Penny’s New York Times bestselling, Agatha Award-winning, and critical revered mystery series with BURY YOUR DEAD (Minotaur Books).
It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and unsurpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to celebrate but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the seemingly peaceful Literary and Historical Society―where an obsessive historian’s search for the missing remains of the founder of Quebec ends bizarrely in murder. Injured himself and in need of rest, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French.
Meanwhile, he receives letter after letter 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.” Despite the overwhelming case against Olivier, Gamache sends his deputy back to Three Pines to make sure that nothing was overlooked. Through it all, in his painstaking quest for justice, Gamache must relive the terrible events that killed one of his men before he can begin to bury his dead.
About the Author
Louise Penny is an award-winning journalist who worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Her bestselling first mystery, Still Life, was the winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards; and her second, A Fatal Grace, won the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montréal where she writes, skis, and volunteers.
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