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by Ralph Cosham, Louise Penny
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Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it 2 years ago
I'm not sure if I was just in a slump or what but the beginning of this book was killing me I was so bored and didn't care. The second half of the book was better but the sub plot seemed odd and a bit slap dash even though it's been set up for three books. I don't know maybe I just wasn't actually i...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 2 years ago
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 2 years ago
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
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 years ago
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 Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 4 years ago
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...
msleighm books
msleighm books rated it 4 years ago
4 stars. Number three in the series. The Canadian town I would love to live in, excepting it's high murder rate. Fortunately, the chief inspector likes it as much as I do, so he and his team can hit the B&B, firehouse, and local bookstore, running.
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it 6 years ago
Very enjoyable book. It's not just about a murder mystery, it's about relationships within this village. I'm surprised the people that live there aren't a little more paranoid because as small as the village is, they're being killed off one by one. One relationship I love to read about is Clara a...
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