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... show more
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 of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. “It doesn't make sense,” Olivier’s partner writes every day. “He didn't do it, you know.” As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.
Publish date: September 28th 2010
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (#6)
Ugh. So this book ticked me off. There were two major plots going on in this book that did not work well together at all. Spoilers for events in book #5. At the end of book #5, "The Brutal Telling" Olivier is charged with manslaughter when all signs points to him as the murderer of a hermit that...
Have you ever finished a book and just wandered about aimlessly, unable to settle at doing anything, unable to concentrate because you're just busy feeling? That's how I've felt for the past hour or thereabouts. Since I finished Bury Your Dead. Moonlight Murder was right. It was indeed a deva...
Maybe I'm still numb from The Brutal Telling. Maybe I'm tired of pivotal past events being fed to me in disjointed bits and pieces. Maybe those pivotal past events needed their own book to do them justice. Whatever the reason, I just did not connect to this book on anywhere near the same emotional l...
This book. This book is the reason to read the five books that preceded it. Gamache has been called to a dead body in the basement of the Literary and Historical Society, the repository of English speaking history in old Quebec. He begins to question the ending and conviction at the end of the bru...
Having grown up in Canada, I think I most appreciated Penny's Quebec City setting and mood. Her descriptions of walking outdoors in frigid temperatures, having one's soul exposed to the brittle elements, are spot on. My first Penny novel; won't be my last.