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Bury Your Dead

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, #6

By Louise Penny

Bury Your Dead
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  • Hardcover: Sep 2010,
    384 pages.
    Paperback: Aug 2011,
    384 pages.

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A multi-layered mystery set in Quebec, the 6th installment in a much-loved series

Bury Your Dead was a hit with our First Impressions readers, garnering thumbs up from all 23 of them. Here's what some of them had to say:

Author Louise Penny has hit a new high with Bury Your Dead. Always strong in character development, in this book she also proves to be a skillful storyteller, with an intricate plot that comes together beautifully at the end (Karen L). It follows Gamache and his second in command, Inspector Jean Guy Beauvoir, as they recover physically and psychologically from a terrorist threat that has left four agents of the Homicide Division of the Surete du Quebec dead (Nona F). She crafts an engaging story interweaving their recent tragedy with the investigations of two murders, the history of Quebec's founding by Samuel De Champlain, the continuing centuries-old divisiveness and mistrust between the Anglos and French in Quebec, and vivid descriptions of ...

A note on the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series:
Penny provides sufficient background for the case from The Brutal Telling to allow new readers to follow Inspector Beauvoir's case, but those who have enjoyed the previous investigations of Gamache, his team, and the denizens of Three Pines will feel the greatest satisfaction and emotional impact from reading Bury Your Dead. Readers would be well rewarded by reading some prior books in the series, especially The Brutal Telling, before embarking on this excellent novel (Nona F).

Series to date

  1. Still Life (2005)
  2. Dead Cold (2006) aka A Fatal Grace
  3. The Cruellest Month (2007)
  4. The Murder Stone (2008) aka A Rule Against Murder
  5. The Brutal Telling (2009)
  6. Bury Your Dead (2010)
  7. A Trick of the Light (2011)

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