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    • The Beautiful Mystery

    • A Chief Inspector Gamache novel
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The beautiful mystery

    • By Miss Sparkle on 30-05-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • A Fatal Grace

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 113
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How I would love to visit Three Pines

    • By Sarah on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Still Life

    • Chief Inspector Gamache Book 1
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 179
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 166

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great story spoiled by the narrator

    • By D. L. G. on 11-07-15

    Regular price: £17.99

    • A Rule Against Murder

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 4
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Le livre est l'opium de l'Occident...

    • By Barbara on 18-02-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • Kingdom of the Blind

    • A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 14
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    When Armand Gamache receives a letter inviting him to an abandoned farmhouse outside of Three Pines, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him as an executor of her will. Armand never knew the elderly woman, and the bequests are so wildly unlikely that he suspects the woman must have been delusional - until a body is found, and the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem far more menacing. But it isn't the only menace Gamache is facing. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bring back Adam Sims, narrator of the year 2017.

    • By D V Thorburn on 14-01-19

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Cruellest Month

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 3
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Moonmum on 09-02-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • The Brutal Telling

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 5
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best one yet.

    • By Kathycrewe on 26-07-17

    Regular price: £17.99

    • A Great Reckoning

    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 3 Pines

    • By Perranmaid on 05-09-16

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Bury Your Dead

    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • took a while to get into - but then i was hooked

    • By Emily Marshall on 15-03-18

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Glass Houses

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 13
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    One cold November day, a mysterious figure appears on the village green in Three Pines, causing unease, alarm and confusion among everyone who sees it. Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache knows something is seriously wrong, but all he can do is watch and wait, hoping his worst fears are not realised. But when the figure disappears and a dead body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mixed feelings

    • By molly68 on 03-09-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • The Nature of the Beast

    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my favourite author.

    • By alice on 01-09-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • How the Light Gets In

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 9
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 14 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, gripping, human and involving.

    • By Cliente Amazon on 11-04-18

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Long Way Home

    • Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absorbing

    • By Gillian on 08-03-15

    Regular price: £18.99

    • A Trick of the Light

    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Adam Sims
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • wonderful read

    • By Cxissy on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £16.99

    • Kingdom of the Blind

    • A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 14
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Robert Bathurst
    • Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder. None of them had ever met the elderly woman. The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

    Regular price: £25.69

    • A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines Series, Book 15
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Unabridged
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    It's Armand Gamache’s first day back since his demotion from head of the entire force to head of homicide. Amid blistering social media attacks, Gamache sets out on his first assignment - to find a missing woman. The search for Vivienne Godin is played out against a backdrop of catastrophic spring flooding. Three Pines itself is threatened, as the Rivière Bella Bella breaks its banks. And as Gamache leads the search for Vivienne, he develops a profound empathy for her distraught father.

    Regular price: £25.69

    • Das Dorf in den roten Wäldern

    • Ein Fall für Gamache 1
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Hans-Werner Meyer
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Als Armand Gamache, Polizeichef der Sûreté du Québec, gerade auf dem Weg zu einer Familienfeier ist, erhält er einen Anruf: In dem beschaulichen Dörfchen Three Pines wurde eine Tote im Wald gefunden. War es ein Jagdunfall? Oder doch Mord? Und wer hätte ein Motiv, die allseits beliebte Malerin Jane zu töten? Kommissar Gamache beginnt unter den Dorfbewohnern von Three Pines zu ermitteln - und stößt mit seinem feinen Spürsinn schon bald auf so manches Geheimnis in diesem ach so idyllischen Örtchen.

    Regular price: £21.69

    • Das Dorf in den roten Wäldern

    • Ein Fall für Gamache 1
    • By: Louise Penny
    • Narrated by: Hans-Werner Meyer
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
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    Als Armand Gamache, Polizeichef der Sûreté du Québec, gerade auf dem Weg zu einer Familienfeier ist, erhält er einen Anruf: In dem beschaulichen Dörfchen Three Pines wurde eine Tote im Wald gefunden. War es ein Jagdunfall? Oder doch Mord? Und wer hätte ein Motiv, die allseits beliebte Malerin Jane zu töten? Kommissar Gamache beginnt unter den Dorfbewohnern von Three Pines zu ermitteln - und stößt mit seinem feinen Spürsinn schon bald auf so manches Geheimnis in diesem ach so idyllischen Örtchen.

    Regular price: £12.69