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The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny
The Cruelest Month
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Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat.     It’s spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth.  But not everything is meant to return to life. . .      When some... show more
Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat.     It’s spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. 

But not everything is meant to return to life. . .     

When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil---until one of their party dies of fright.  Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along?    

Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312573508 (0312573502)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
4.0 An Older Three Pines
I really need to get a timeline down on the events that have happened to our main character and the villagers of Three Pines. Both seem tied together in my head, but you realize that things have occurred to Chief Inspector Armand that colors how he investigates now. I really wish we had gotten more ...
Books & Chocolate
Books & Chocolate rated it
3.0 The Cruelest Month
This is the third book in the series, and Inspector Gamache is back in Three Pines for another murder. I don't read many series where the community is just as much a key part of the overall story as the basic plot. Usually, it's too many people for me to keep track of and I prefer more streamlined s...
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books
Evaine's Books, Books and More Books rated it
4.5 The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny - My Thoughts
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has firmly established himself as one of my very most favourite book detectives up there with Benjamin January (Barbara Hambly) and Trixie Belden (Julie Campbell/Katheryn Kenny). I love him, it's as simple as that. The Cruellest Month is the 3rd of the Inspector Gam...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
4.0 The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny
This series is habit forming. I have quickly devoured the first three books and have the fourth downloading right now. The characters are eccentric to an unrealistic extreme, and no town with this many people dying would be termed idyllic, as Three Pines often is. But somehow as you read this beauti...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
4.0 Forget the Ides of March
April is the cruelest month according to T.S. Elliot. Louise Penny took him at his word and gave her hero a serious beating in this third installment of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. The murder investigation almost takes a back seat to the Sûreté subplot that's been brewing over the pre...
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