Chief Inspector Gamache
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  • 1
    Still Life: Chief Inspector Gamache Book 1 | Louise Penny

    Still Life: Chief Inspector Gamache Book 1

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    The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force.

    Enjoyable

    Yes. I like the setting, characters & philosophical musings.

    Reviewed on 15 April 2014 by Anne (Drumshanbo, Ireland)
  • 2
    Dead Cold: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2 | Louise Penny

    Dead Cold: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2

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    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past.

    How I would love to visit Three Pines

    Dead Cold is the second in the Three Pines series of novels. I found myself immersed in the characters and setting of the village in rural Quebec. The..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 July 2014 by Sarah (St Peter Port, Guernsey, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Cruellest Month: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 3 | Louise Penny

    The Cruellest Month: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 3

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    It's Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead.... When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A séance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death. In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall?

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  • 4
    The Murder Stone: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 4 | Louise Penny

    The Murder Stone: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 4

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    It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all...

    Loving this

    I have read the previous books in the series and am enjoying hearing the Canadian characters brought to life.

    Reviewed on 16 September 2016 by alison ()
  • 5
    The Brutal Telling: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 5 | Louise Penny

    The Brutal Telling: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 5

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    When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a motive or even the dead man's name. As Gamache and his colleagues start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues, they uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim's identity - and points to a terrifying killer...

    Who is this about?

    Gradually draws you into this multi layered story leaving you with a challenging "ending" and...

    Reviewed on 19 June 2016 by Rachel (YORK, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    Bury Your Dead | Louise Penny

    Bury Your Dead

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    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.

    Um

    Not sure what is happening to this series. I really enjoyed the first 4 books, but the last 2 have been a real let down. It was nice that some of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 13 June 2015 by L ()
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  • 7
    A Trick of the Light | Louise Penny

    A Trick of the Light

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    In the green depths of spring, morning breaks on a woman splayed in a bed of flowers - her eyes wide, her neck broken. Her death is a mystery; so is the woman herself. But as Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team peer into the dark corners of the victim's past, they expose a secret that rots at the very heart of their community - a secret that will implicate someone they've trusted for years. And as Gamache knows too well, in the flickering shadows of death, the truth may be just a trick of the light.

    wonderful read

    this is one of a series of books set in Canada about the police there. I have read or listened to all the books in the series and can recommend them ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 07 July 2014 by Cxissy (uk)
  • 8
    The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache novel | Louise Penny

    The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
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    A MONASTERY. Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks - men of prayer and music, famous the world over for their glorious voices. A MURDER. But a brutal death throws the monastery doors open to the world. And through them walks the only man who can shine light upon the dark deeds within: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. A MYSTERY. Who among the brothers has become an angel of death?

    My favourite in this series so far

    Loved the setting, fascinating history and daily life of monks, lots of tension and light moments too. I am even listening to Gregorian chants now.

    Reviewed on 25 November 2016 by Jo (Australia)
  • 9
    How the Light Gets In: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 9 | Louise Penny

    How the Light Gets In: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 9

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    The number one New York Times bestseller. A detective. As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department and hostile forces are lining up against him. A disappearance. When Gamache receives a message about a mysterious case in Three Pines, he is compelled to investigate -- a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world has vanished.

    Back to good.

    Enjoyed this one again, back to the enjoyable characters. Looking forward to the next one.

    Reviewed on 05 May 2016 by Lorraine (COALVILLE, United Kingdom)
  • 10
    The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10 | Louise Penny

    The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
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    Former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache, has found a peace he'd never imagined possible, away from the front line of the police and in the tranquil village of Three Pines. But when his friend Clara Morrow asks for help, he can't bring himself to refuse her, despite the old wounds it threatens to re-open. Clara's husband, Peter, is missing, having failed to come home on the first anniversary of their separation, as promised.

    Absorbing

    An absorbing ending to a 10 volume story of delightful people facing extraordinary events in an enchanting landscape.

    I am delighted to have ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 March 2015 by Gillian (Pickering, United Kingdom)
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    The Nature of the Beast | Louise Penny

    The Nature of the Beast

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    Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. His boundless sense of adventure and vivid imagination mean he has a tendency to concoct stories so extraordinary and so far-fetched that no one can possibly believe him. But when Laurent disappears, former Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. So begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth.

    my favourite author.

    loved it as much as the others. can't wait for the next one! I don't often read a book twice, but have done so with all of these.

    Reviewed on 01 September 2015 by alice ()
  • 12
    A Great Reckoning | Louise Penny

    A Great Reckoning

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    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Robert Bathurst
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    Former chief inspector Gamache has been hunting killers his entire career, and as the new commander of the Sûreté Academy, he is given the chance to combat the corruption and brutality that have been rife throughout the force. But when a former colleague and professor of the Sûreté Academy is found murdered, with a mysterious map of Three Pines in his possession, Gamache has an even tougher task ahead of him.

    Great story.

    I can't fault this story or the narration. The story was engrossing and I enjoyed the new narrator.
    I think this is the best of the Inspector Gam..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 October 2016 by Vivienne Harper ()