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'A firm favourite among mystery fans' -- Mike Ripley, Crime Files 'The red-herrings are expertly deployed, and the solution is ingenious and unexpected' -- Guardian 'Super-smart, hauntingly subtle murder mystery' -- Easy Living
The outskirts of Three Pines might be surrounded by nature, but there is something unnatural looming. ..
It is the height of summer, and Armand Gamache and his wife are celebrating their wedding anniversary at an isolated, luxurious inn not far from the village of Three Pines. But they’re not alone. The Finney family—rich, cultured, and respectable—has also arrived for a celebration of their own…
A RULE AGAINST MURDER
As the heat rises and the humidity closes in, some surprising guests turn up at the Finney reunion…and a terrible summer storm leaves behind a dead body. Now it’s up to Chief Inspector Gamache to unearth long-buried secrets and hatreds hidden behind polite smiles. The chase takes him to Three Pines—into the dark corners of his own life, and finally to a harrowing climax.
“If you don’t give your heart to Gamache, you may have no heart to give.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A fine read…in true Christie-like fashion.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Penny tweaks the rules of Golden Age Detective Fiction in a way that is thoroughly modern.”—Los Angeles Times
Did surprise you at the end but through the book some of the characters became a bit tiring.
I do love her work though..so will keep reading as long as she keeps writing. Read more
I have enjoyed all Louise Penny`s mysteries and this is another absorbing story.
I find it fun that the mysteries are located in Quebec with Chief Inspector Gamache in charge... Read more
These books are so wonderful I can't stop once I start one. Not only is the story and setting captivating, but mostly I love the characters and values they stand for. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Phyllis Thrush
I have read many other books by the same author. I liked this book, though not quite as much as some of the earlier books or her last book. Read morePublished on March 29 2013 by B Ware