The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny Paperback Book

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Rent The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Author: Louise Penny

Format: Quality Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Published: Apr 2011

Genre: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - General

Retail Price: $17.99

Pages: 320

Synopsis

"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 not only for the month of April but also for Gamache's personal and professional challenges---making this the series standout so far."
--Sarah Weinman

Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat.
     It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth.  But not everything is meant to return to life. . .
     When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a seance at the Old Hadley House, 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?
     Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûrete du Quebec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.

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