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... show more
“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.”It is the height of summer, and Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache are celebrating their wedding anniversary at Manoir Bellechasse, an isolated, luxurious inn not far from the village of Three Pines. But they’re not alone. The Finney family—rich, cultured, and respectable—has also arrived for a celebration of their own.The beautiful Manoir Bellechasse might be surrounded by nature, but there is something unnatural looming. As the heat rises and the humidity closes in, some surprising guests turn up at the family reunion, and a terrible summer storm leaves behind a dead body. It is up to Chief Inspector Gamache to unearth secrets long buried and hatreds hidden behind polite smiles. The chase takes him to Three Pines, into the dark corners of his own life, and finally to a harrowing climax.
Publish date: January 20th 2009
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 322
Edition language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (#4)
Wow. This one was really good and I was happy to see the setting of the book takes place in a former Robber Baron home that is turned into an inn. Our favorite Chief Inspector is celebrating his anniversary with his wife Reine-Marie at an inn they have stayed at every year of their lives together. W...
I've had a lot of audiobook time the last few months, so I was able to cruise through another book in the Chief Inspector Armond Gamache series. This one took us, Inspector Gamache, and a few of the other primary characters outside of Three Pines. The new setting was a refreshing change. It was also...
This installment finds everyone's favorite resident of Montreal solving a murder at a remote hotel in Quebec. Gamache and his wife, Reine-Marie, are on vacation to celebrate thier honeymoon when one of the guests at the hotel is murdered. The vic is also related to Peter Morrow, the artist who is ...
'None of the books in this series have wowed me enough to rate them 5 stars.' That is what I said after finishing The Cruelest Month, the third book in the Armand Gamache mystery series. I have been quickly put in my place. This installment takes place in the summer, which the author manages to ...
This is my least favorite installment in the Chief Inspector Gamache series so far for two easily identifiable reasons: 1. It's not set in Three Pines so we hardly see any of the villagers. 2. Peter and Clara Morrow, two of my least favorite characters, feature heavily in the story. Over books t...