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Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
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Nov 19, 12

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Read in November, 2012

This volume of the Chief Inspector Gamache series finds Gamache in Old Quebec City, trying to get over a traumatic event which left him and Beauvoir injured. He is staying with an old boss, and doing some historical research in the Literary and Historicaly Society library (shorted to Lit His) when a body turns up in the basement there, and he is asked to help out by the Inspector who is investigating. Besides the fact that he is the Chief Inspector for the Quebec Surete, he is also a fluent English speaker, which is useful since the Lit His is an Anglo library, and although some of the Board speak fluent French, others insist on speaking the sort of French which leaves them saying things like "the night is a strawberry".

There are multiple plot lines in this story, including the murder mentioned above, the revealing of the aforementioned traumatic event, and a reinvestigation by Inspector Beauvoir of a murder in Three Pines (scene of most of this series) which they thought had already been solved. They all interweave wonderfully. I find myself liking this series more and more!

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message 1: by Margot (new)

Margot Gamache is such a complex character, and the interactions he has with the rest of his team are baffling and fascinating at the same time. I began this series in the middle, went back to the beginning, and read through to the current book, The Beautiful Mystery. His relationship with his wife is a lovely side note to his investigations. Beauvoir's growth through the series is interestingly plotted.

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