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A Rule Against Murder: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Paperback)

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This is book number 4 in the Chief Inspector Gamache Novel series.


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A Rule Against Murder, the fourth book in Louise Penny's award-winning and critical revered mystery series features the wise and beleaguered Inspector Armand Gamache.

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.

About the Author

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, and coauthor with Hillary Rodham Clinton of the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller State of Terror. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (nine times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Praise For…

Acclaim for the Award-Winning Chief Inspector Gamache Mysteries

If you dont give your heart to Gamache, you may have no heart to give. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

With its small-town hominess, the Canadian village of Three Pines draws the reader into its quaint traditions.Who wouldnt be charmed by the dramas of a community where Easter egg hunts and socials at the bed and breakfast are the most exciting events? Yet it is Pennys fastidious, cultured, and smart Inspector Gamache who makes [The Cruelest Month] impossible to put down. --People

The cozy mystery has a graceful practitioner in Louise Penny. --The New York Times Book Review

Expertly plotted Arthur Ellis Award--winner Penny paints a vivid picture of the French-Canadian village, its inhabitants, and a determined detective who will strike many Agatha Christie fans as a twenty-first-century version of Hercule Poirot. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Mystery readers who want more than puzzles and thrills look for serious purpose and literary value, and Canadian writer Louise Penny provides both in spades--and hearts. --Richmond Times-Dispatch

Pennys plotting has been compared to Agatha Christies...in these wonderful books full of poetry and weather and a brooding manor house, and people who read and think and laugh and eat a lot of really excellent food.Move over, Mitford. --The Charlotte Observer

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312614164
ISBN-10: 0312614160
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: March 15th, 2011
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
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