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The Cruellest Month

The Cruellest Month

It’s Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead…

When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A séance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death.

In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache’s downfall?

Coming soon: Book 4 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, THE MURDER STONE.
It’s the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake.
Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 8th May 2014

Price: £17.99

ISBN-13: 9781405531641

Reviews

A delight for all who love crime fiction
Reginald Hill
A stirring tale of jealousy and long-awaited revenge
Sunday Telegraph
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
Penny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time with
Metro