A Fatal Grace
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.
Publish date: May 15th 2007
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 311
Edition language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (#2)
I finally picked up the second book in the Inspector Gamache series and I hate that I made myself wait so long (it's all about that damned book budget! *LOL*). Dead Cold was SO good! The team is back, even the ones we might not be so fond of. And the residents of Three Pines are back in all t...
This is the second in the Armand Gamache series, and I think it's safe to say that I am hooked. I enjoy the omniscient third person point of view that is a little less jarring now that I am used to it, and you have to give credit to an author who can make living in Canada in the winter sound appeali...
bookshelves: autumn-2015, tbr-busting-2015, series, published-2006, mystery-thriller, quebec, canada, e-book, books-about-books-and-book-shops Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Read from November 15, 2014 to September 12, 2015 Description: Welcome to winter in Three Pi...
I was marginally less enchanted with this second installment of the Chief Inspector Gamache series than I was with the first, and I do mean marginally. The prose is still beautiful, the characters still real and engaging. My problem was that so much time was spent repeating things and dwelling on ho...
4 stars. Number 2 in a series. The tragedy isn't the murder in this book, it's how a family can unravel and rot. Money and power mean nothing if the foundation is toxic.