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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
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 14 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 21 months ago by B Ware
Louise Penny writes terrific mysteries. The "who dunnit" is just one aspect of Louise's writing. Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. Gladstone
Louise Penny is my favorite mystery author. She has a profound knowledge of human relationships and all of our little secrets. Read morePublished 22 months ago by LISE LEBUIS
I enjoyed reading this book and would buy other books by this author. It was a well edited tale, without the distractions of grammatical errors, etc.Published 23 months ago by Gudrun Haag
Just love inspector Gamache series.would be nice if titles did not change of some series . Could have avoided buying duplicated.Published 24 months ago by Eky Ternamian