Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
(Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 6)

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It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society-- where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters 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." As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.


About Louise Penny

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LOUISE PENNY is The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of seven novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Her debut, Still Life, won the John Creasey Dagger and the Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys Awards, and was named one of the five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by Deadly Pleasures magazine. Penny was the first author ever to win the Agatha Award for Best Novel four times—for A Fatal Grace, The Cruelest Month, The Brutal Telling (which also received the Anthony Award for Best Novel), and Bury Your Dead (which also won the Dilys, Arthur Ellis, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero Awards). She lives in a small village south of Montréal.
Published August 2, 2011 by Minotaur Books. 401 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The sixth appearance of Armand Gamache, North America's most humane detective.

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Publishers Weekly

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Armand Gamache mystery (after 2009's The Brutal Telling), Gamache is recovering from a physical and emotional trauma, the exact nature of which isn't immediately disclosed, in Québec City.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Inspector Gamache is in Quebec City, dealing with the wounds, both mental and physical, he suffered during a recent hostage situation.

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Nights and Weekends

Bury Your Dead is a gripping mystery, entwining three separate stories: the murder in Quebec City, the unofficial investigation in Three Pines (a follow-up to 2009’s The Brutal Telling), and the case that still haunts both Gamache and Beauvoir.

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Spinetingler Magazine

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press.

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Spinetingler Magazine

This time around he is literally and figuratively scarred and haunted by recent events, a deadly incident involving the murder of one Surete officer and the kidnapping of another, pitting Gamache up against his superior officer who refuses to consider a scenario other than the one which he percei...

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In a small village near Gamache’s home city Montreal a hermit had been murdered and Gamache had put the killer behind bars.

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The American Book Center Blog

Penny’s gift is her ability to integrate three stories into a singularly haunting tale, with balanced doses of classic murder mystery and contemporary crime fiction.

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Carol's Notebook

Of course, I love Gamache too, but Beauvoir holds a special place in my heart.

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