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Bury Your Dead
Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel | Louise Penny
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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.
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Karisimo
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This was definitely my favorite Inspector Gamache so far! I had heard they get better after the first few. The addition of a historical mystery to the normal murder mystery was fun! And seeing our hero in his human weakness worked well also.

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kspenmoll This book was on my mind too as I am rereading this series over many months. I have finished Still Life & so enjoyed it. 1mo
Eggs Great choice- I have enjoyed reading the series! 1mo
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Traci1
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This one is a low pick. I enjoy these stories more when more of the Three Pines villagers are involved. Also there was a bit too much going on and hard to follow at times. Still, it was good, especially the parts with Beauvoir.

#scarathlon points: 15+1+(12hours x 5 thons x 10) + (10 x 363 words) = 4,246 #teamslaughter @Clwojick #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks #31by31 @Catsandbooks #spookaween2022 @TheSpineView #littenlisten @aperfectmjk

TheSpineView Fantastic 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
Catsandbooks 🙌🏼🐈‍⬛🧡 1mo
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elkeOriginal
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OMG. Book 6 in the #Gamache series is brilliant and heartbreaking. Penny wove together several plots even interweaving thoughts and conversations seamlessly as Gamache remembers a recent traumatic event in the midst of a current mystery. It contains both tales of personal history for Gamache/Beauvoir as well as Quebec historical events. Magnificent.
This was so damn good I worry nothing can match it - and yet I have already opened the next one!

jlhammar I was just thinking about getting back to this series and this one (book 6) is next up for me! I'll take that as a sign. 3mo
elkeOriginal @jlhammar OMG you won‘t regret it - it is incredible. It made me cry though so be sure you are in the mood for feeling things! 3mo
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Julsmarshall
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This one started off slow for me, but once the 2 stories started interweaving, it took off and was amazing! I really understand Gamache and Beauvoir better now. Can‘t wait for number 7! I own this in paper but listened in #audio and it was great! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks #Booked2022 #writtenbyajournalist @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Susanita This one is still my favorite of the series. 9mo
Cinfhen I‘ve heard really GREAT things about this series👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
kspenmoll Wonderful wonderful series! 9mo
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MittenGirlPeach
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This book. This series. Be still my 🧡. I saved this book to read right when Carnival in Quebec City takes place, and I was so glad I did. A perfect winter read, an absorbing mystery, and fascinating history. Of course I‘ve gone down the Champlain rabbit hole. Can‘t recommend this series enough.

And of course I‘m in for the #FabulousFebruary readathon! Goals: Read my #Bookspin, my #Doublespin, and get a bingo.

@Andrew65

kspenmoll My favorite favorite series! 10mo
MittenGirlPeach @kspenmoll it is SO wonderful! I‘ve got the next one on tap for a May read. Can‘t wait. 10mo
Andrew65 A great series. Well done 👏👏👏 10mo
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CogsOfEncouragement
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I enjoyed this 6th book in the series which takes place in January. We get three mysteries solved in this one.

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CogsOfEncouragement
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Just ten pages in and had to google ice canoe racing because I had never heard of it. This is wild! Photo taken from https://www.vqronline.org/reporting-articles/2018/03/revival-ice-canoe One of the many reasons to read, and to read books set in other countries than our own is to learn cool stuff like this.
✌🏼♥️📚

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rabbitprincess
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#SundayFunday snow edition! Perfect timing because we got our first real snowfall yesterday 😊
1️⃣ Book wih lots of snow: Tagged is set in Quebec City in February during Carnaval.
2️⃣ Yes, more so now that I work from home full time 🤣
3️⃣ On my to-read list is First Snow, Last Light, by Wayne Johnston.

ozma.of.oz Enjoy your snow! Thank you for sharing! 12mo
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Librarybelle
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I really do not know how Penny does it - writes a narrative with so many layers. This one follows multiple storylines, and while that may sound confusing, it‘s really all connected, all related to one event. She‘s a master of hiding details and evoking so many emotions. Another great addition to the series, and one that I think will take multiple rereads to absorb every little detail.

MallenNC I think this is my favorite of the Gamache books. I‘ve read all but the most recent and this one still stands out bc of how she ties so much together. 12mo
Librarybelle It was so good, @MallenNC ! She‘s a marvel. 12mo
MallenNC @Librarybelle Agree! And she is so fun at book events. It‘s hard to believe such a nice person comes up with all these crimes! 😀 12mo
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Susanita This one is still my favorite! 12mo
Librarybelle @MallenNC I‘d love to see one of her book events! 12mo
Librarybelle @Susanita I can see why it is a favorite! 12mo
kspenmoll I would love to see her! @MallenNC !!! 12mo
MallenNC @kspenmoll @Librarybelle I‘ve been lucky to see her twice in person pre-pandemic. She seems to really like Quail Ridge Books here in Raleigh so she keeps them on her tour. I hope she‘s able to come back someday. 12mo
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Caryl
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It‘s been awhile since I‘ve spent time with Armand Gamache and the Three Pines community. I‘ve missed them! I especially liked the descriptions of Québec City; I visited once when I was 15 and I‘ve always wanted to go back. I appreciated the author‘s acknowledgments, and that she began this book with them.

This was my October #BookSpin pick.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 12mo
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Avanders
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A Review: The tagged was a very satisfying continuation of the series, with a new mystery to boot. I always ♥️ returning to 3Pines 🌲🌲🌲.

A Status: Reading Neverland Wake (such an interesting concept!) and We Were Never Here (captures your attention… but I‘m taking issue with a central theme.. more on that once I‘m done).

A Spotting: saw A Radical Act of Free Magic at Barnes today… anyone read it? It looks really good…. 🤔

📚📚📚

julesG A Radical Act is the second book. The first is 13mo
Avanders @julesG ooh thank you! These look super up my alley! 😄 13mo
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Bakingbookworm
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4.5 STARS - I read this book 2 weeks ago while on vacation in Quebec City where a lot of this book takes place! It was so awesome walking the same streets mentioned in the book! This is the 6th book but make sure you read them in order!!

Review: https://bit.ly/BuryYourDeadReview

Magpiegem Could I be a pain and ask what the first one in the series is called so I can pick it up - sounds like a good series! X 13mo
Bakingbookworm @Magpiegem That‘s no trouble at all. It‘s called Still Life. 13mo
Magpiegem Ah thank you so much @Bakingbookworm I think I might actually have that on my TBR book shelf (woohoo!) 13mo
Bakingbookworm @Magpiegem Great! I‘m trying to tackle my TBR this month. 13mo
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canbku
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Those is such a sorrowful one. I loved it and I loved the redemption and the acceptance. I also loved the Quebec history and sense of place in the old town. It was a sad one, though, as Gamache does the slow work of recovery.

rabbitprincess This is one of my favourites in the series! 1y
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canbku
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Really relieved how this one started. Glad I didn't have to wait after reading the previous!

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ImperfectCJ
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This might be my favorite yet in this series. Three main storylines/mysteries, getting to see Gamache's reaction to tragedy and trauma, and learning some cultural history of Quebec that's almost entirely new to me make this a thoroughly engaging read.

ImperfectCJ Penny was pretty sneaky about not letting readers know who the victims of the big event were, and I went from feeling relieved that it wasn't one character to feeling sad that it was another, whom I'm going to miss. Marking this as a spoiler because my spouse is so sensitive to spoilers it's taught me to be ultra-cautious about sharing anything about the plot of a book or movie. Makes writing reviews challenging. 1y
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rabbitprincess
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#SundayFunday
1. I would eat any meal at the bistro in Three Pines! I especially love Penny‘s descriptions of the sandwiches that he bistro serves 😋
2. I think Flavia de Luce would provide some VERY interesting dinner conversation 😂😂
3. Maybe an afternoon tea cookbook based on Downton Abbey, but I would only read it, not actually use it.

ozma.of.oz I would definitely read a cookbook about all the things for tea, but I would want pictures for everything too! Thanks for posting! 1y
rabbitprincess @ozma.of.oz Oh yes, pictures would be a must! I love seeing all the artfully arranged sandwiches and cakes on the tiered trays 😊 1y
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AutumnRLS
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Currently listening to Bury Your Dead.

I loved A Study in Scarlet Women and was delighted to find there are 5 more!

2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas was a so-so for me. I didn't like any of the characters.

Normal People was interesting and rang true. I lived in Dublin and went to Trinity.

I was impressed that Moonflower pulled off the same trick as Magpie without being repetitive.

Rachel Bloom's reading of her memoir was wonderful.

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BookBosomed1
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I love this series - even though, in real life, I‘d be highly suspect a group of friends in a town where murder was the primary form of entertainment.

I enjoyed this book because it was mainly set outside Three Pines. It was enjoyable to read about places that I had visited in QC. This series is my go to when I don‘t know what literary mood I am in but know that I want something tried-and-true, such as quaint murder. 😉

kspenmoll Fantastic series. I eagerly await each new book as it is published! 2y
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ATB
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3rd stop on a fun filled spring break.

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ATB
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Second stop Spring Break ‘21. 53 degrees and sunny. What glamorous hot spot will be next?

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ATB
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My “spring break” as I hike around the suburbs sitting at tables and benches in public parks reading and snacking. Stay tuned for my next stop. Current weather 50 degrees and very windy.

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LeslieO
Bury Your Dead | Penny, Louise
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“Up the stairs they raced, taking them two at a time, trying to be as quiet as possible.”
#FirstLineFridays

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LeslieO
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Back in Three Pines! At least part time. Also visiting Old Quebec which is just as lovely. I don‘t often picture particular people as characters but in my mind Gamache looks like Paul Hollywood from Great British Baking Show! #seriesread #LouisePenny #ThreePines

AvidReader25 He looks more like Poirot to me. 😂 Love Gamache! 2y
LeslieO @AvidReader25 🤣🤣🤣Agree to disagree! 2y
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Susanita
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What a great idea! Since I missed the boat on the posting of monthly favorites a few weeks ago, I‘ll start with January.

Tagged book got me firmly on the Louise Penny bandwagon. Atmospheric, good character development, expert interweaving of story lines. Two books later she kind of dropped the ball IMO, but she got back on track with the next one. Next year I plan to binge the rest of the series (so far).

#12BooksofChristmas

Susanita Even on Christmas morning, my husband is watching that faux news channel and yelling at certain female leaders whenever they‘re on screen. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
Andrew65 A great series! 2y
EadieB This is one series that I am up to date on. 2y
Susanita @Andrew65 @EadieB My sister accidentally bought two copies of the latest book and gave me the extra one, so now I have added incentive to get there! 2y
EadieB @Susanita Great! Hope you enjoy them! 2y
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Julsmarshall
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My October #BookspinBingo options, 1-24. With planning my (first ever) virtual conference for 5,000+people, I may not get much reading done but hoping to squeeze in a few. There are a few spooky reads in here I think!

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Gamache looked at the young man. The minister. Who cares so much for hurt souls. He was a good listener, Gamache realized. It was a rare quality, a precious quality.

Wanders.In.Stories ‘The two men‘s voices were low, like conspirators, or storytellers. It felt as it must have millennia ago, when people sat together across fires and told tales‘ - this author places me right inside the book with the characters 2y
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Always enjoy these books--an occasional treat as they become available. This one was intriguing as it was set with the main character in Quebec City, alternating with his second in the village of Three Pines. I enjoyed its exploration of Quebec history and Francophone/Anglophone relations, as well as resolution of the tension left in the previous book. The series of flashbacks were powerful but hard to follow, at least on audio.

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Susanita
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1. English, Spanish, and Portuñol
2. Tagged book is my favorite so far.
3. Red and ... pasta colored
4. ?❤️??
5. Sorry I‘m late!
#friyayintro

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Susanita
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1. Mystery, history, fantasy
2. Commuting, lunch time, evening, before bed.
3. Tagged book is my favorite so far. No worst but I did DNF Nine Perfect Strangers.
4. It‘s late! Consider yourself tagged if you want to be!
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻🤗📚 3y
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Susanita
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My mother claimed we‘re related to Samuel de Champlain, but I‘m skeptical. Be that as it may, the mystery of his burial is just one plot line in this well crafted, thoughtful, and bittersweet story involving Inspector Gamache and his squad. The reader can really feel his pain and feel the cold of a Quebec winter, thanks to the author‘s exquisite language and story telling skill.

tournevis Oh, like actual historians know where his body is. We just can't tell which one of the three dozen bodies under Notre-Dame de Québec is his. Also, he never had children. 3y
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rebbyj
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Dizzying. Beautiful.

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Abailliekaras
Bury Your Dead | Louise Penny, Penny
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Another cosy murder mystery in the Inspector Gamache series, this one is multi-layered. He is in Quebec City and Detective Beauvoir in Three Pines. Once again I love the characters, warm tone, gentle humour & sense of place. The historical intrigue as motive didn‘t move me but it‘s a rich story & the plot is well crafted. Fans of Gamache will enjoy. (Reading by the beach not quite the wintry Quebec setting! 😉).

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AvidReader25
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I‘ll admit I was unsatisfied with the conclusion of the last book, it turns out Gamache was as well. Even though someone was arrested and sent to jail, he‘s not convinced and he reopens the case. While his 2nd in command is investigating that, he‘s in Quebec spending time with his old mentor. Also, a huge trauma has happened to Gamache and his team. The full story is revealed slowly and we understand why he is physically and emotionally broken.

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Deborah42
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In this sixth installment, Inspector Gamache is on leave, recovering from a case gone horribly wrong. Of course, he is drawn into a murder investigation involving the long-lost body of Quebec‘s founding father. Meanwhile, he revisits a prior investigation to address a very important unanswered question.

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ShelleyBooksie
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My love for this series continues. The tone of this book is very sad which made it a harder read. The mystery was fantastic and kept me guessing until the end.

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Mshookquilts
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A clever title for the story. We get a glimpse of the full horror of the terrorist attack from the previous book and Gamache‘s love for Quebec while solving the current murder. As always, Louise Penny keeps you hooked to the very end.

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Jaimelire
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Lots of snow today. Perfect day for homemade tomato soup and crusty French bread. Louise Penny has once again sucked me right into the world of Inspector Gamache. I loved the historical context of this one. I love Quebec City and it was great to delve into the history of Champlain and Quebec. Learning about it in school was interesting, but adding a fictional mystery sure spiced things up!

LiteraryinLawrence Inspector Gamache is perfect for a snowy day! 💗 3y
Jaimelire @LiteraryinLititz I love her any time of the year, but you are so right...her books are perfect winter reading. ❄️ 3y
Nute I can‘t wait to get back to this community and it‘s Inspector one day! 3y
Jaimelire @Nute It really is like taking a trip! Love these books. I am a Quebec girl myself (now living in Alberta), so her descriptions really hit home for me. 3y
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Jaimelire
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It‘s so bloody cold for November. Woke up early and got a bit of reading in before having to send the kids to school and going to work. 5 am wake ups aren‘t a bad thing when you are a book addict!

KarynGood So true! 3y
Bookzombie Pretty photo! 3y
Blaire It is pretty! Reminds me of Winnipeg where I grew up. 3y
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Flaneurette lovely photo! 3y
LauraBeth Where is this? It looks lovely (and 🥶). 3y
Jaimelire @LauraBeth I live in Airdrie, Alberta (near Calgary).... Canada. 3y
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Pam.Kokomo
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I love this series so far, but this (book 6, I think) is my favorite.

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Bookwormjillk
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I‘ve been re-reading this series off and on, and I think this is the one when they really got good. They‘re all good mysteries, but in this one relationships start to form between the inspectors and the villagers, and that, to me, is what really makes this series.

bookishdawg This is my favorite one ❤️ 3y
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Louise
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This series is getting better and better. The interweaving plot lines in this one were very interesting, bringing in some important themes in Canadian history that continue to affect life in Québec. We get to know the main characters more deeply, especially Inspector Gamache and Jean Guy as they recover from an event that nearly cost them their lives. And Gamache‘s dog is a wonderful character! ? #audiobook #Canada

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anored
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Inspector Gamache series. Book #6
#louisepenny #cozymystery

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Fantastic. I will say I am glad Olivier is innocent however he‘s still an a**hole. He was on of my favorite characters and now I just think that Gabri deserves WAY better. Having said that...
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I Loved this book and it taking us through the streets and festivals of Quebec. It sparked swish to visit there sometime!
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It was so horrible to watch the struggles of Jean Guy and Gamache. I wanted nothing more for them to find peace the whole book.

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SilversReviews
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Thanks to these Litsy folks for today‘s prompt:

#LetsTravelJuly
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@OriginalCyn620

Today‘s Prompt: CANADA

A visit to Quebec City in 2015 along with a Louise Penny Tour.

Quebec City is beautiful.

Details here: https://tinyurl.com/y4ugkv2z

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!!! Thanks for posting!! ❤️ 3y
CarolynM Fabulous photo😍 3y
SilversReviews @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks...I love the quaintness of the city. 3y
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SilversReviews @CarolynM Thank you...it is beautiful. There are more in the link if you care to take a look. 3y
OriginalCyn620 Beautiful! ❤️🇨🇦 3y
CouronneDhiver 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦 3y
Jess861 Amazing photo! 3y
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TrishB
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Loved this one 👍🏻 redeemed the last books ending that I wasn‘t on board with at all and then had two great story lines. Got lost down the internet rabbit hole of Quebec history as I really knew nothing at all about it, but am now a certified Wikipedia expert 😁😁

marleed Oh I love a story that has me maintaining my google search abilities! 3y
TrishB @marleed exactly! Once you do the first search you‘re lost for at least an hour 😁 3y
JennyM 😂😂😂 3y
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Cathythoughts Well done rabbit searcher ... it‘s all grist for the mill 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
CarolynM I agree, I was really unhappy with previous one but this one was great. I had no idea at all about the historical events. I'd love to visit Quebec City one day. 3y
MicheleinPhilly I need to start this series. I think I have 5. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3y
Melissa_J So, what did you learn? Quebec has a fascinating history. 3y
Melissa_J @CarolynM I hope you get to visit one day. Quebec City is my favourite North American city. It‘s beautiful. I‘m actually going in July for a couple of days. 3y
TrishB @CarolynM agreed 👍🏻 sounds lovely. 3y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly I was gifted the first and then just brought the whole series and am reading one a month! I love them 💕 3y
TrishB @Melissa_J I never knew there was a big fight with the British and there‘s still so much resentment (the British/French thing I just didn‘t realise it was so long running and entrenched) and all about Samuel de Champlain- fascinating! 3y
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I am started to really love this series. Each book gets better and better. It always takes me a bit longer to read these novels then it does others but that‘s because they are complex and deep. There are no cheap thrills in these novels. I also love the recap at the end of each novel when the mystery is explained. It reminds me a little of the ending of the Scooby Doo cartoons 😆. I have never been able to guess the endings of these novels.⁣

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I think this may be my favorite Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novel yet. I loved how it jumped from story to story, from setting to setting, from time to time. Plus, it was interesting to see the Chief Inspector as a flawed individual for the first time, rather than some all-knowing perfect detective.

CoverToCoverGirl Great review 3y
Bookartbookmarks Looking for an audiobook ! Thanks! 3y
stacybmartin @CoverToCoverGirl thank you! I really enjoyed this one. 3y
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stacybmartin @Bookartbookmarks this series is really well done on audio! Plus, there‘s so many so you have lots of choices. 3y
Crazeedi This is a great series, cant wait for her new one this fall! 3y
kspenmoll Just adore this series! 3y
stacybmartin @crazeedi @kspenmoll I‘m loving it so much - they‘re really good on audio as well. 3y
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