Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life in Three Pines, finding long buried secrets--and facing a few of his own ghosts. Louise Penny's highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling mystery series has won the New Blood Dagger as well as multiple Agatha, Anthony, Dilys, Arthur Ellis, and other prestigious awards. In 2010 the first book, Still Life, was cited as one of the five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by Deadly Pleasures magazine.

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The Long Way Home
The Long Way Home

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 10)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible....

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How the Light Gets In
How the Light Gets In

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 9)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

The #1 New York Times Bestseller“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard CohenChristmas...

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The Beautiful Mystery
The Beautiful Mystery

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 8)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time  No...

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A Trick of the Light
A Trick of the Light

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 7)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

A New York Times Notable Crime Book for 2011 "Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships...

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Bury Your Dead
Bury Your Dead

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 6)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

“Few writers in any genre can match Penny’s ability to combine heartbreak and hope.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society--where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly four hundred years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know."

As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.

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The Brutal Telling
The Brutal Telling

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 5)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

Chaos is coming, old son.  With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. Everybody goes to Olivier’s Bistro—including a stranger whose murdered...

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A Rule Against Murder
A Rule Against Murder

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 4)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

“What happened here last night isn’t allowed,” said Madame Dubois.It was such an extraordinary thing to say it stopped the ravenous Inspector Beauvoir...

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The Cruelest Month
The Cruelest Month

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 3)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

“Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famous by Agatha Christie. . . . The book’s title is a metaphor...

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A Fatal Grace
A Fatal Grace

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 2)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

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...

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Still Life
Still Life

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 1)

Louise Penny

St. Martin's Press

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards.Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec...

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  • Louise Penny, The Beautiful Mystery Trailer

    The Beautiful Mystery is the winner of the 2012 Agatha Award for best novel, the 2013 Anthony Award for best novel and the 2013 Macavity Award for best novel. When a renowned monastery choir director is murdered, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers disquiet in the monastery. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.

  • Louise Penny - How The Light Gets In - Book Trailer

    Louise Penny, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gamache series, talks about her ninth book in the series, HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN, and invites you to rediscover the entire series at www.gamacheseries.com

  • Louise Penny, The Long Way Home Book Trailer

    Louise Penny, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gamache series, talks about the newest book in the series, THE LONG WAY HOME, and discusses the series re-read at www.gamacheseries.com

  • Louise Penny - The Brutal Telling Trailer

    Louise Penny, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gamache series, talks about her fifth book in the series, THE BRUTAL TELLING, and invites you to rediscover the entire series at www.gamacheseries.com

  • Louise Penny Bury Your Dead Trailer

    Louise Penny, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gamache series, talks about her sixth book in the series, BURY YOUR DEAD, and invites you to rediscover the entire series at www.gamacheseries.com

  • Louise Penny Cruelest Month Book Trailer

    Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat. It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village, but not everything is meant to return to life... When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil—until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along?

  • Louise Penny A FATAL GRACE Book Trailer for The Chief Inspector Gamache Re-Read

    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 wi

  • Louise Penny A RULE AGAINST MURDER Book Trailer for The Chief Inspector Gamache Re-Read

    Louise Penny, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gamache series, talks about her fourth book in the series, A RULE AGAINST MURDER, and invites you to rediscover the entire series at www.gamacheseries.com

  • Louise Penny STILL LIFE Book Trailer for The Chief Inspector Gamache Re-Read

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister t

  • Louise Penny, A Trick of the Light Trailer

    Louise Penny, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Gamache series, talks about her seventh book in the series, A TRICK OF THE LIGHT.

  • Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny - Audio Book Excerpt

    Listen to an excerpt from the audio edition of The Beautiful Mystery, the brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny.

  • Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Louise Penny's mystery novel Bury Your Dead, Book 6 in her award-winning Chief Inspector Gamache series. It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society— where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the f

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