An ingenious and riveting mystery of murder, revenge and a cold-blooded killer, this is the internationally bestselling author's finest yet. In the heart of the forest, two men sit at midnight, haunted by fear of discovery. In a few hours' time, one of them will be dead, his secrets following him to the grave...When C. I. Gamache is called to ...
An ingenious and riveting mystery of murder, revenge and a cold-blooded killer, this is the internationally bestselling author's finest yet. In the heart of the forest, two men sit at midnight, haunted by fear of discovery. In a few hours' time, one of them will be dead, his secrets following him to the grave...When C. I. Gamache is called to investigate a murder in a picturesque Three Pines, he finds 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. Gamache and his colleagues, Inspector Beauvoir and Agent Isabelle Lacoste, start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues. They slowly uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim's identity -- and point to a terrifying killer...
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Fine. 075534104X. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Inscribed by author "For Ken" on title page.; 1.1 x 9 x 6 Inches; 384 pages; Signed by Author.
New in New jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Brand New-Unread-the spine is w/o crease or wrinkle; all corners are sharp; no tears, wrinkles or rubs. The fifth Inspector Gamache novel is every bit as good as the first four. Louise Penny is a truly gifted writer. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. A very nice copy. Carefully packaged and shipped in a box.
Very Good. Book Soft cover. Very good condition. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. How did he make such a spectacular success of his business? What past did he leave behind and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? And why does every lead in the investigation find its way back to him? As Olivier grows more frantic, a trail of clues and treasures-from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word "WOE" woven in it-lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, and finally back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the truth and the final, brutal telling.
Near Fine. 9780755341047. A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY-customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. First thus. A few smudges on fore-edge. Flat-signed by author on title page.; 9 X 6 X 1.10 inches; 384 pages; Signed by Author.
Fine. 075534104X SIGNED British SOFT COVERED first edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by author. Contains numberline 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to covers. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.
THE AUTHOR SETS THE SCENE FOR A MURDER THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE AND SWITCHES FROM ONE SITE TO ANOTHER TO KEEP THE READER UP TO DATE WITH ALL THE CHARACTERS LEAD BY INSPECTOR GENERAL ARMAND GAMACHE OF THE SURETE DU QUEBEC. NOT A BLOOD AND GUTS NOVEL BUT A GOOD READ THAT KEEPS YOU GUESSING TIL THE END.
Oct 13, 2011
So Far, So Good
I'm only half-way through this one, but so far it holds up to Louise Penny's usual high standards. What a writer!
Publishers Weekly, 2009-08-17 When the body of an unknown old man turns up in a bistro in Agatha-winner Penny's excellent fifth mystery set in the Quebec village of Three Pines (after Jan. 2009's A Rule Against Murder), Chief Insp. Armand Gamache investigates. At a cabin in the woods apparently belonging to the dead man, Gamache and his team are shocked to discover the remote building is full of priceless antiquities, from first edition books to European treasures thought to have disappeared during WWII. When suspicion falls on one of Three Pines' most prominent citizens, it's up to Gamache to sift through the lies and uncover the truth. Though Gamache is undeniably the focus, Penny continues to develop her growing cast of supporting characters, including newcomers Marc and Dominique Gilbert, who are converting an old house-the site of two murders-into a spa. Readers keen for another glimpse into the life of Three Pines will be well rewarded. 100,000 first printing. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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