Bury Your Dead
It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society— where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder...more
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This novel has three connecting plots, there are three mysteries to uncover, one by Gamache, one by I ...more
Bury Your Dead takes place six months after The Brutal Telling and one of our Three Pines characters is languishing in gaol convicted of murder. A lot has happened to Gamache and his team in that six months including major injuries and deaths. all of which is revealed slowly as the book progresses.
Two mysteries run parallel in this book. Gamache is in Quebec recovering emotionally as well as physically from the earlier traumatic eve ...more
It's actually about three crimes in one book: a terrorist plot barely averted, from which Chief Inspector Armande Gamache of the homicide division of the Surete du Quebec is recovering; a murder in a small tourist village by the Vermont border for which a greedy gay ...more
You really know how to hurt a boy. You make, ex nihilo, people whose reality I completely buy into, whose very existence (in a well-ordered Universe) is simply necessary, and then you give them real, human flaws, and dreadfully painful pasts, and generally screw with my reality/fictionality compass.
And then you make them do yucky, tacky things. And even vile, evil ones. And somehow, throughout that process, you *don't* make me dislike them, or even judge them. You make me ...more
In this sixth book in the 'Chief Inspector Armand Gamache' series, the Chief Inspector of the Sureté de Québec and his associate, Inspector Jean-Guy Beauvoir, are recovering from severe injuries incurred during a recent police action. While they're regaining their strength Gamache looks into a murder in Québec City and Beauvoir investigates a case in Three Pines. The book provides enough background to be read as a standalone.
To get a bit of rest, Gamache is visiting his mentor in ...more
Her characters are also the beneficiaries of this intelligent and pleasant cataloging. We’re treated to wonderful physical ...more
“Chief Inspector Gamache knew that most killers didn’t consider their act a crime. They’d somehow convinced themselves the victim had to die, had brought it on themselves, deserved to die. It was a private execution.”
This is the sixth in the series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, and it is a follow-up to the previous book, The Brutal Telling. There are three threads to follow. First, Gamache is recovering from trauma. Second, Gamache is being pestered about t ...more
The Brutal Telling and this book must be read together. Bury Your Dead completes the previous book in the series. What a conclusion!
Once again Louise Penny took us heart and soul into the lives of the many characters and history of Quebec. She made it impossible to read this book without getting heads over heels involved in the plot and story.
Inspector Armand Gamache and his second-in-c ...more
- who really killed the man in the woods in the town of Three Pines?
- who killed an amateur archaeologist in Quebec?
- where is Quebec's founder, Samuel de Champlain, buried?
- what happened recently to Armand Gamache and his team, resulting in their injuries and PTSD?
These four storylines are seamlessly interwoven, taking this series from it's 'cozy' feel to something with just a bit more bite while still maintaining it' ...more
A terrific book and a favorite.
5 out of 5 stars. ...more
This is actually 3 different stories. It starts with a police action that goes horribly wrong. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his lieutenant, Inspector Jean-Guy Beauvoir, are severely injured. Several other Surêté officers are killed and injured. Both Gamache and Beauvoir are on medical leave as they recover. Armand Gamache is in Québec City visiting an old friend and mentor and spending his days in the sanctuary ...more
I loved the quiet progression of this novel, where so much happens so seemingly effortlessly.
Past and present collide in this novel, where Inspector Gamache must relive and come to terms with an investigation that went horribly wrong, leaving several of his team dead.
While on holiday in Quebec, and indulging his love of history at in the Literary and Historical Society, a body is discovered in the basement... ...more
The following links lead to two of Louise Penny’s newsletters. Find the first from June 2014, which opens in pdf format and shares the crack” which appeared in she and Michael’s life. The second is from October 2016 that begins with the sad news of Michael’s passing. Penny’s newslet ...more
Although my friends in Three Pines are visited again in this book by Louise Penny, the action takes place mainly in Quebec City during winter Carnival. A foot or so of snow frequently transforms this northern city in the magic of winter (much nicer to read about th ...more
While this is happening Jean-Guy is dispatched to Three Pines to further investigate the murder of the Hermit from the previ ...more
3 to 4 story lines are juggled here, making this one the most complicated and intricate plots of this series so far. I felt one of the plot lines got bogged down in Quebec history lessons that slowed down the pacing, but I enjoyed it overall. In ...more
Most powerful, for me, is the way she builds quiet characters of amazing strength and depth. These are not cartoon-brilliant people. They are, for the ...more
However, this instalment in the series wove together 3 investigations, shifting back and forth, which made it confusing.
Most loved it.
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Chief Inspecteur Armand Gamache and his German Shepherd, Henri, are in Québec City, at the height of winter and the Carnaval Festival, as guests of his mentor, Émile Comeau. Months earlier 4 Sûreté agents lost their lives thwarting a terrorist plot against the dam, and both Gamache and Inspecteur Jean ...more
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Now you will feel no rain
For each of you will be shelter for the other
Now you will feel no cold
For each of you will be warmth for the other
Now there is no loneliness for you
Now there is no more loneliness.
Now you are two persons, but there is one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness.
And may your days be good and long upon this earth.