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Bury Your Dead

Bury Your Dead

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 6)

Louise Penny

Minotaur Books

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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 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he 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 the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.

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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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Praise for Bury Your Dead

“A superior read. Bring on the awards.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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

“The best yet, a true tour de force of storytelling….Penny hits every note perfectly in what is one of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably
moving mysteries in years.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Superb….brilliantly provocative...will appeal to fans of literary fiction, as well as to mystery lovers.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“[Penny’s] beautifully elegiac sixth book interweaves three storylines while plumbing the depths of Gamache’s grief. The result is sophisticated and movingher best yet.”
People (4 stars)

“Louise Penny's portrait of Quebec City is as lovingly detailed and evocative as anything she has written, and her control over this intricate blending of history and mystery is absolute. Furthermore, the deepening of Gamache's character is profoundly satisfying. The book, obviously, is a must-read for her fans, and demonstrates once again that she is in the first rank of crime-fiction writers in Canada, or indeed, in the world.”
Globe and Mail

“Penny seamlessly weaves subplots into her elegant book, along with rich portraits of Inspector Gamache and the endearingly cracked characters around him.”
Seattle Times

“Its shocking final solution here is brilliantly conceived and executed.”
The Denver Post

“Penny, always a demon researcher, is at the top of her game in the new book at combining real history with her own fictions. In addition to a great deal of Champlain back story - only a specialist in early Quebec history could judge whether Penny is letting her imagination run rampant - she presents in passing theories about Gen. Montcalm's failures at the Plains of Abraham and an assessment of the sad dwindling of the English presence in Quebec City.”
Toronto Star

“Fans who were upset by the shocking outcome of Penny's ‘The Brutal Telling’ will be pleased that she is not quite done with that unhappy episode in our favorite village. This series just keeps getting better.”
Charlotte Observer

“Louise Penny commands a deep and disturbing darkness of the soul -- with the cost of redemption resolutely figured into the consequences.”
Brattleboro Reformer

“With a rich depth of creativity, a stylish sense of language and an unerring instinct for the defining aspects of humanity, Penny explores eternal truths and, in so doing, shows us ourselves.”
Richmond Times Dispatch

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About the author

Louise Penny

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Louise Penny

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