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By Louise Penny. 2009
A stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store and all clues point to bistro owner Olivier… being the killer. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets long buried - but not forgotten. Some strong language. 2009.
By Louise Penny. 2012
When a peaceful monastery in Quebec is shattered by the murder of their renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache… and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Surete du Quebec are challenged to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken a vow of silence. 2012.
By Louise Penny. 2017
When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers… are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized. But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied. Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment. Sequel to "A great reckoning". Bestseller. 2017.
By Louise Penny. 2011
Lillian Dyson is found dead among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow’s garden in Three Pines, shattering the… celebrations of Clara’s solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village to find the art world gathered, a world of shading and nuance, of shadow and light, where nothing is as it seems. Even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they’ve found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light. 2011.
By Louise Penny. 2016
When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first… seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets, to an old friend and older adversary, to places even he is afraid to go - but must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets: tattooed and pierced, guarded and angry, Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up, and yet she is in the academy, a protégée of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets. Bestseller. 2016.
By Louise Penny. 2015
Dans sa retraite de Three Pines, l'ex-inspecteur-chef Armand Gamache croit avoir découvert la paix à laquelle il aspirait en quittant… la tête de la section des homicides de la Sûreté du Québec. Toutefois, comment refuser son aide à son amie Clara lorsqu'elle lui demande de retrouver son mari, Peter Morrow ? Le couple avait décidé de se séparer pour un an, mais le temps a passé et Peter n'a pas donné de nouvelles. 2015.
By Louise Penny. 2015
Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to winged beasts… in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. “And now it is now”, writes Ruth Zardo. “And the dark thing is here.” Sequel to "The long way home". Bestseller. 2015.
By Louise Penny. 2014
Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec,… has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. While Gamache doesn’t talk about his wounds, his neighbour Clara Morrow tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. She wants Gamache’s help to find him. Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deep into Québec, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence River. In this desolate area they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul. Bestseller. 2014.
By Louise Penny. 2018
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. The investigation into the events that led to his suspension has dragged on, and Armand is taking increasingly desperate measures to rectify previous actions. As he does, Armand Gamache begins to see his own blind spots - and the terrible things hiding there. Sequel to "Glass houses". Bestseller. 2018.
By Louise Penny. 2019
The new Chief Inspector Gamache audiobook from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Kingdom of the Blind.… The air is thick with excitement and anxiety as SUretE du QuEbec agents gather in the conference room for the Monday morning meeting of the homicide department. This will be Armand Gamache's first day back since his demotion from head of the entire force, to head of homicide. Complicating matters, he'll be sharing the duties with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. 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 RiviEre Bella Bella breaks its banks. A province-wide emergency is declared and desperate efforts are underway to save towns and cities, dams and bridges. As Gamache leads the search for Vivienne, he develops a profound empathy for her distraught father. With a daughter of his own, he finds himself haunted by the question, how would you feel, if. As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And the victim's father contemplates a murder of his own. And the question facing both Gamache and Beauvoir shifts. What would you do, if. your child's killer might walk free?
By Louise Penny. 2019
Convoqué dans une vieille ferme abandonnée, Armand Gamache apprend qu'une parfaite inconnue l'a choisi comme exécuteur testamentaire avec Myrna Landers,… la libraire de Three Pines, et Benedict Pouliot, un jeune entrepreneur. Intrigués, tous trois acceptent ce rôle et découvrent des clauses tellement insolites qu'ils doutent de la santé mentale de la défunte. À moins qu'elle ne soit, au contraire, particulièrement lucide et consciente du danger qui pèse sur ses héritiers
By Louise Penny. 2018
Au lendemain d'Halloween, une silhouette masquée, drapée de noir, apparaît dans le parc de Three Pines. L'inconnu semble épier quelqu'un,… mettant tout le village mal à l'aise. Comme les autres, Armand Gamache voudrait bien le voir disparaître, mais le fraîchement nommé directeur de la Sûreté du Québec ne dispose d'aucun motif pour l'appréhender. Quelques jours plus tard, alors que la triste figure s'est évanouie, un cadavre est trouvé dans la petite église Saint-Thomas. La dette morale qui a été payée serait-elle liée à la crise des opioïdes qui n'épargne personne, pas même ce hameau oublié aux abords de la frontière américaine ? Gamache, l'inspecteur Beauvoir et la cheffe des homicides Isabelle Lacoste s'efforcent de délier les langues. Cependant, au terme d'un procès retentissant, l'assassin ne sera pas le seul à devoir rendre des comptes
By Louise Penny. 2020
The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec investigating… a sinister plot in the City of Light. On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man's life. When a strange key is found in Stephen's possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d'Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art. It sends them deep into the secrets Armand's godfather has kept for decades. A gruesome discovery in Stephen's Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized. Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family. For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide. Bestseller.
By Louise Penny. 2007
Armand Gamache is called to the village of Three Pines to investigate a mysterious death resulting from a séance. Gamache… soon finds that the village is haunted by deeply buried secrets, and that he himself is the target of a powerful enemy within the Sureté du Québec. Some descriptions of violence, strong language. 2007.
By Louise Penny. 2007
Sadistic socialite CC de Poitiers is fatally electrocuted in the tiny Québécois village of Three Pines. CC had a spiritual… guidance business based on eliminating emotion, but the feelings she inspired in others were anything but serene. Everyone around the victim has a motive, and the crime also links to a vagrant's recent murder as well as to the pasts of several beloved village residents. Some descriptions of sex and violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Louise Penny. 2008
The Manoir Bellechasse is playing host to the Finney family reunion, there to pay tribute to their father. Old secrets… and bitter rivalries begin to simmer, and soon a dead body is discovered. Chief Inspector Gamache, also a guest at the resort, finds himself with a hotel full of suspects, including the staff, and with the hotel locked down, a cornered predator. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2008.
By Louise Penny. 2010
On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On… his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. Some strong language and some descriptions of violence. c2010.
By Louise Penny, Louise Chabalier, Claire Chabalier. 2012
L'été s'achève et la nature réserve aux habitants de Three Pines un dernier éclat terrifiant. Un mort est découvert dans… l'endroit le plus vivant du village : le bistro d'Olivier. De prime abord, personne n'admet connaître le vieil ermite assassiné. Armand Gamache et son équipe reviennent dans les Cantons-de-l'Est pour sonder les strates de mensonges et de non-dits que dissimule le vernis idyllique des lieux. Des sentiers oubliés les conduisent au fond des bois, là où se cachent des secrets et des trésors honteux. Le chaos s'est infiltré dans cette beauté sauvage et ce qui attend l'inspecteur-chef n'est rien de moins qu'une révélation brutale. 2012. Titre uniforme: The brutal telling.
By Louise Penny, Louise Chabalier, Claire Chabalier. 2014
" Noël approche : la campagne revêt son blanc manteau et s'égaye de joyeuses lumières. Toutefois, pour l'inspecteur-chef Armand Gamache,… le temps des retrouvailles au coin du feu est troublé par des ombres menaçantes. Ses meilleurs agents ont quitté la section des homicides, son fidèle lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir ne lui parle plus depuis des mois et des forces hostiles semblent liguées contre lui. Quand Myrna Landers, la libraire de Three Pines, lui demande de l'aider à retrouver l'amie qui devait la rejoindre pour les Fêtes, il saisit l'occasion d'aller se réfugier dans les Cantons-de-l'Est avec ceux qui lui sont restés loyaux. Intrigué par le refus de Myrna de révéler l'identité de la disparue, Gamache découvre qu'il sagit de la dernière des quintuplées Ouellet. Au terme de son enquête, il trouvera certainement un assassin, mais pourra-t-il enfin trouver la paix ? " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: How the light gets in.
By Louise Penny, Louise Chabalier, Claire Chabalier. 2014
" Caché au creux d'une forêt sauvage du Québec, le monastère Saint-Gilbert-entre-les-Loups n'admet aucun étranger. Vingt-quatre moines y vivent cloîtrés.… Ils cultivent des légumes, élèvent des poules, fabriquent du chocolat et prient Ironiquement, la communauté qui a fait vœu de silence est devenue mondialement célèbre pour ses chants grégoriens, dont l'effet est si puissant qu'on le nomme le beau mystère . L'harmonie est rompue par l'assassinat du chef de chœur et l'intrusion de l'inspecteur Gamache et de son adjoint Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Les enquêteurs cherchent l'accroc dans ces vies consacrées à l'amour de Dieu, mais cette retraite forcée les place aussi face à leurs propres failles. Pour trouver le coupable, Gamache devra d'abord contempler le divin, l'humain, et la distance qui les sépare. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Beautiful mystery.