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The Brutal Telling

The Brutal Telling

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…

Look out for: Book 6 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, BURY YOUR DEAD
As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city’s oldest buildings – a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries . . . a mystery Gamache must solve if he’s to catch a present-day killer.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd July 2014

Price: £17.99

ISBN-13: 9781405531665

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