The Brutal Telling (An Armand Gamache Novel)

By Louise Penny
Publisher:Minotaur Books, (9/22/2009)

Average Rating:
5.00 out of 5 (1 Clubie's ratings)

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Chaos is coming, old son.

With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness.

No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. How did he make such a spectacular success of his business? What past did he leave behind and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? And why does every lead in the investigation find its way back to him?

As Olivier grows more frantic, a trail of clues and treasures— from first editions of Charlotte’s Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word “WOE” woven in it—lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, and finally back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the truth and the final, brutal telling.
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Silver's Reviews's thoughts on "The Brutal Telling (An Armand Gamache Novel)"
updated on:4/8/2010

A murder in a bistro during a busy Labor Day weekend in Three Pines, Quebec, makes for a great novel...add in beautiful Canadian landscapes, quiet village life, artists, hermits, bed and breakfasts, Inspector Gamache and his team, secrets, codes to break, antiques, and you can't stop reading.

Louise Penny has an intriguing method of keeping your interests through the descriptions of the characters, the settings, and the lives of those involved in the story.
Absolutely LOVED the book...a lot of life's lessons as well.


"The Brutal Telling (An Armand Gamache Novel)"
By Louise Penny

Average Rating:
5.00 out of 5 (1 Clubie's ratings)

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It is Penny s fastidious, cultured, and smart Inspector Gamache who makes The Cruelest Month impossible to put down. --People

One of the best traditional mystery series currently being published. --Booklist (starred review)

Penny produces what many have tried but few have mastered: a psychologically acute cozy. If you don t give your heart to Gamache, you may have no heart to give. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition. 
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LOUISE PENNY’s first Armand Gamache mystery, Still Life, won the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards; her second, A Fatal Grace, won the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel; and her third, The Cruelest Month, was #1 on the hardcover IMBA bestseller list in March 2008, and her fourth, A Rule Against Murder, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.

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