A Fatal Grace

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 2)

Louise Penny

Minotaur Books

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CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone in the hamlet of Three Pines, right up to the moment she died. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache begins his investigation, it seems like an impossible murder: CC was electrocuted on a frozen lake, in front of the entire town, during the annual curling tournament. With compassion and courage, Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life to find long buried secrets, while his own enemies threaten to bring something even more chilling than the bitter winter winds to Three Pines. 

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Had CC de Poitiers known she was going to be murdered she might have bought her husband, Richard, a Christmas gift. She might even have gone to her daughter's end of term pageant at Miss Edward's School for Girls, or 'girths' as CC liked to tease her expansive daughter. Had CC de Poitiers known the end was near she might have been at work instead of in the cheapest room the Ritz in Montreal had to offer. But the only end she knew was near belonged to a man named Saul. 'So, what do you think? Do you like it?' She balanced her book on her pallid stomach.

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"Penny has been compared to Agatha Christie, and while there is a surface resemblance there, it sells her short." --Booklist (starred review)
"[Penny] continues to deepen and modernize the traditional 'village mystery.'" --People
"Louise Penny applies her magic...giving the village mystery an elegance and depth." --New York Times Book Review

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Louise Penny

LOUISE PENNY is The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of eight previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Louise has won four Anthony Awards and five Agatha Awards, the most recent for The Beautiful Mystery, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.

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A Fatal Grace
A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Louise Penny

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
February 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312541163
ISBN10: 0312541163
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$15.99

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Minotaur Books
May 2007
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ISBN: 9781429967242
ISBN10: 1429967242
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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