A Rule Against Murder
"What happened here last night isn't allowed," said Madame Dubois.
It was such an extraordinary thing to say it stopped the ravenous Inspector Beauvoir from taking another bite of his roast beef on baguette.
"You have a rule against murder?" he asked.
"I do. When my husband and I bought the Bellechasse we made a pact....Everything that stepped foot on this land would be safe.
How is it the people in this series eat the way they do and aren't all built like weebles! I couldn't smell all the de ...more
These are really growing on me.
So, here's a stupid conversation I had with my mom last week while we were sitting in the waiting room between doctor's appointments.
Me: "Oh, hey, I'm listening to the next Louise Penny book."
Mom (perks up): "Which one?"
Me: "It's either the fourth or the fifth. It's the one that takes place in the lodge out in the wilderness and there are snotty rich people there while Gamache and his wife, Reine Mar ...more
As you can imagine, if I got to no.4 I really like this series. Then why only 3 stars? Hmm, I think I wanted a break from Three Pines which it was but not totally as you will see if you read this one. Also I did not feel the motive behind the murder was strong enough. However, the series is still awesome and will continue with it.
Why I love this series:
- the characters; I just love Inspector Gamache, his team and some of the inhabitants of ...more
Armand Gamache was his usual charming self and this time his charming wife was very much in evidence too. It was a good t ...more
“The Morrows seemed to believe there was a special code that allowed them to say what they liked about others, deliberately within their hearing, without it’s being discourteous.
‘Isn’t that the ugliest baby you’ve ever seen?’
‘You shouldn’t wear white if you’re fat.’
‘She’d be prettier if she didn’t scowl all the time.’
The last had been said about her, on her wedding day, as she’d walked down the aisle smiling and joyful on her father’s arm.
The Morrows could be counted on to use the right fo ...more
In this 4th book in the 'Chief Inspector Armand Gamache' series, the Canadian detective investigates a very puzzling case. The book can be read as a standalone.
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec is celebrating his 35th wedding anniversary. To commemorate the happy occasion Gamache and his librarian wife Reine-Marie are enjoying a vacation at the upscale Manoir Bellechasse near the village of Three Pines - where many of their quirky friends liv ...more
Until the night of a violent storm when the aftermath uncovered a dead body. Immediately Armand became the Chief Inspector, calling in his team of ...more
1. Setting. The prot ...more
Book Four of Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series, "A Rule Against Murder", unlike the previous books, is not set in the picturesque Quebecois village of Three Pines (although the protagonists do pay Three Pines a visit).
Instead, most of the action occurs at the Manoir Bellechasse, a luxurious and remote Quebec Inn (patterned on the real Hovey Manor).
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the homicide division of the Montreal Surete and his wi ...more
And once a year, men with names like Andrew and Douglas and Charles would leave their rail and whiskey empires, trade their spats for chewed l ...more
The Gamac ...more
Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary at ...more
The setting for this book is different from her usual Three Pines. The Gamaches are at a resort in the wilderness celebrating their anniversary. Here we get to meet the Finneys for a family reunion, and an interesting one at that. We meet a family full of abuse and cruelty for themselves and e ...more
Can Gamache figure out who before it's too late?
"But just as their waffles arrived they heard a faraway sound, something so unexpected it took Gamache a moment to recognize it. It was a scream." pg 84
As delightful a ...more
It is a bit disappointing that the village of Three Pines is on the periphery of this book, but on the other hand we learn more about the Chief Inspector Gamache and his past, as well as Peter Morrow who I have never really taken to.
This story is set in a quiet retreat, an exclusive manor in the Canadian wilderness. Gamache and his wife are there to celebrate their wedding anniversary. However the descent of the 'Finney's' who ...more
A wedding anniversary celebration for Armand and Reine-Marie and a family reunion at Manoir Bellechasse for the Morrow family bring Louise Penny's familiar characters back to beautiful Three Pines and along with the characters comes a murder.
The Morrow family is known to not have much love for each other. When a marble statue is brought into the pristine landscape, questions are raised about why it is there. A thunderstorm brings a tragic surprise to mar the statue's meaning.
A RULE AGAINST MURDE ...more
As ever, Penny plots out an interesting murder mystery that keeps you guessing until the end. However, what truly will delight the reader are the secrets revealed about Peter Morrow's well-to-do family and one about Armand Gamache himself. The theme of when to remember ...more
The scene is set at the Bellechasse Manor, where Armand and Reine-Marie are celebrating their anniversary. A storm rolls in and a statue falls over, killing one of the guests. Except, alas! It wasn't an accident. For whatever reason, this took me so much longer to finish than I would've liked. This is probably my least fa ...more
As usual Gamache is dashing and wise as he and his team go about solving the ca ...more
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