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The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling

The fifth novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, from worldwide phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny

When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a motive or even the dead man’s name.

As Gamache and his colleagues start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues, they uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim’s identity – and points to a terrifying killer…

‘The best Gamache so far’ Globe and Mail

‘Ingenious and unexpected’ Guardian

A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings’ Ann Cleeves
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 7th April 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780748129621

Reviews

It's Louise Penny's writing which adds a glow to this book. It's not just the skill of the plot, but the way that words are never wasted and that so few of them can produce a vivid picture.
The Bookbag
Ingenious and unexpected
Guardian
The best Gamache so far
Globe and Mail
Murder, an attractive detective and terrific atmosphere . . . Impressive
The Times
An intricate, almost mythic plot, superb characters, and rich, dark humor.
People
Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both.
Peter James