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A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny
A Fatal Grace
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Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel! Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder.No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless... show more
Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel! Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder.No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he's dealing with someone quite extraordinary. CC de Poitiers was electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake, in front of the entire village, as she watched the annual curling tournament. And yet no one saw anything. Who could have been insane enough to try such a macabre method of murder—or brilliant enough to succeed?With his trademark compassion and courage, Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life to find the dangerous secrets long buried there. For a Quebec winter is not only staggeringly beautiful but deadly, and the people of Three Pines know better than to reveal too much of themselves. But other dangers are becoming clear to Gamache. As a bitter wind blows into the village, something even more chilling is coming for Gamache himself.  
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312352561 (0312352565)
ASIN: 312352565
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (#2)
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4.0 Review of A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
I enjoyed this book as much - if not more - than the first in the series. Now that I know the characters better, I found them highly entertaining as a part of the story. The murder mystery was a bit too simple in some ways, but I have no problem with that because it is more about the story than th...
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4.0 A Fatal Grace / Louise Penny
Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder.No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of t...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.5 "Dead Cold - Chief Inspector Gamache #2" by Louise Penny - not your typical whodunnit
"Dead Cold" (published in the US under the less pleasingly ambiguous and less accurate title of "A Fatal Grace") surprised me by being qualitatively very different from "Still Life", the first book in the series. "Still Life" was a comforting, almost wistful, book in which a wise detective gently ...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.0 Dead Cold (Chief Inspector Gamache)
"Dead Cold" (published in the US under the less pleasingly ambiguous and less accurate title of "A Fatal Grace") surprised me by being qualitatively very different from "Still Life", the first book in the series."Still Life" was a comforting, almost wistful, book in which a wise detective gently unr...
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it
3.0 Dead Cold (Chief Inspector Gamache)
"Dead Cold" (published in the US under the less pleasingly ambiguous and less accurate title of "A Fatal Grace") surprised me by being qualitatively very different from "Still Life", the first book in the series."Still Life" was a comforting, almost wistful, book in which a wise detective gently unr...
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