Bestsellers (Fiction), Canadian fiction, Canadian authors (Fiction), Mysteries and crime stories
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.