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A Rule Against Murder
A Rule Against Murder: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel | Louise Penny
"What happened here last night isn't allowed," said Madame Dubois. It was such an extraordinary thing to say it stopped the ravenous Inspector Beauvoir from taking another bite of his roast beef on baguette. "You have a rule against murder?" he asked. "I do. When my husband and I bought the Bellechasse we made a pact....Everything that stepped foot on this land would be safe." 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 familyrich, cultured, and respectablehas 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.
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CoffeeNBooks
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I've borrowed and returned several audiobooks recently, in my quest to find the right one to listen to while walking on my treadmill. This one was finally available to download, and I'm happy to have returned to the beloved Three Pines and Inspector Gamache series. 🎧🌲🌲🌲🔎 #audiowalking

Trashcanman 🤗👋 3w
CoffeeNBooks @Trashcanman Hi George! I hope you're doing well!! 3w
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Bookwormjillk
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“But if you want murderous feelings? Hang around librarians.” confided Gamache. “All that silence. Gives them ideas.”

#ScreamathonPhotoChallenge

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ShelleyBooksie
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Although not my favourite Louise Penney book (which is the second book in the series), the mystery in this one was really interesting! I did not know how the murder was accomplished until it was revealed at the end. The last 10 pages.of the book really hit home - I loved the message. Although these books are works of fiction, the characters are so real and I love the snippets of wisdom that the books contain.

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Julsmarshall
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So good! The Gamache mysteries just get better and better! I think this may be my favorite yet! #mystery

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Arob2011
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So, I loved this book, just as I loved the first 3. Typically, Penny leaves no stone unturned and answers all the questions. Now, I know this is irrelevant, but, IS BEAN A BOY OR A GIRL?!? 🤣

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Julsmarshall
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Immersing myself in Gamache‘s world again! #mystery

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mom2bugnbee
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Catching up on a few reviews. I am late to the Louise Penny party. Wow, do I love Inspector Gamache.

⭐⭐⭐⭐/⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

#SummersEndReadathon @Clwojick

A book in the back list of a favorite author - #mmdchallenge

Clwojick I have a couple of her books but have yet to read them. I need to get on that. 3mo
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mom2bugnbee
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I loved this description! A voice like a root vegetable! 😂

#SummersEndReadathon @Clwojick

Clwojick 😂😂😂😂 3mo
Clwojick What do you suppose a root vegetable sounds like? 3mo
mom2bugnbee @Clwojick Fantastic, right? And she's a chef, so all the better. I'm thinking deep & growl-like? 3mo
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Texreader @Clwojick I‘m thinking Kate Mulgrew 3mo
mom2bugnbee @Texreader Oooo, that's good. I loved her memoir on audio! 3mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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These get better and better as I go. I devoured book 4 in less than three days.

Book 2 of #summersendreadathon finished.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I‘m hoping to participate in the #summersendreadathon this week. I‘m still working, but I love any reason to read extra.

🤣🤣

Starting off with the tagged audiobook.

Clwojick Woohoo! Glad to see you‘re joining us! ♥️ 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @Clwojick I love any and all reasons to readathon. 3mo
BookNAround Wish I could do this but the next few days are so packed I don‘t think I‘ll be able to squeeze in much reading time at all. 3mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @BookNAround I get that! Maybe next readathon you join us or even just still do what you can! I have a terribly busy work week, but oh well! 😊 3mo
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Susanita
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I learned a few things from this book.
-If you go to the #forest in Quebec in summertime, take bug repellent.
-The Morrows are one f‘ed up family.
-The Burghers of Calais is a famous Rodin sculpture I‘d never heard of before.
#letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🌲📚🐜 4mo
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🌳 4mo
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Louise
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Some Littens had commented a while back that this series really picks up at book #4. They were right, of course! 😘 This #audiobook really took it up a notch with deeper characterization, snappy dialogue, and suspense. Looking forward to the next one!

Hooked_on_books And what a gorgeous cover! 😍 4mo
Crazeedi A really great series, waiting for her next one! 4mo
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cookreadsleep
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Although this book was a bit slower than the others in the series, it did not disappoint. Penny is a master of the mystery and the human condition.

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cookreadsleep

You can‘t get milk from a hardware store. So stop asking for something that can‘t be given. And look for what is offered.

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cookreadsleep

But privately Reine-Marie wondered. Wondered whether what people did in a crisis was, in fact, their real selves. Stripped of artifice and social training. It was easy enough to be decent when all was going your way. It was another matter to be decent when all hell was breaking loose.

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HollyBahling
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Definitely my favorite Gamache book so far! The isolated setting brings a clue-esque excitement to it and I have to admit had me shocked by the end! So good and definitely worth reading the series to get to this point. Can‘t wait to see what mysteries the rest of the series brings!!!

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Jaimelire
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Spending some time in Mazatlan, Mexico. It‘s still cold in Canada where we live, so we headed for some real heat! I just finished the fourth book in the Inspector Gamache series. It did not disappoint. I love the setting and it was nice to visit with old friends from Three Pines again. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.

CouronneDhiver Nice 👍🏽 4mo
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rebbyj
Rule Against Murder | Louise Penny
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good as always. read it almost in one sitting

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bookwrm526
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This is my favorite of the series so far. I think because it‘s so claustrophobic, and because it didn‘t have any of the plot with somebody being out to get Gamache, and we got to know his wife a little more.

Erofan Gorgeous 😻 5mo
Crazeedi Which book in series is this? I've read them all and I do remember this, just not the number. This one was good! 5mo
bookwrm526 @Crazeedi this was #4, early days! 5mo
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Mshookquilts
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Gamache and his wife are @ their favorite retreat to celebrate an anniversary when an unusual form of murder takes place. Even more than the “who”, the “how” teases his brain.

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stacybmartin
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I recently started tackling this series after my IRL book club members couldn‘t stop raving about it. This one definitely wasn‘t my favorite so far as it didn‘t actually take place in Three Pines. I guess it would start to get really weird that SO MANY murders were happening in a small remote village in Canada. 🤣 On to the next book!

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Denisereads75
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A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny is the 4th in her Gamache series and the best one I have read so far. It actually takes place away from Twin Pines for the entirety of the story but a few of our beloved characters show up. I wasn't sure that I was going to keep reading this series but, after this novel, I look forward to reading the rest of the novels.

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Denisereads75
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Love this quote too!

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Denisereads75
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I love this quote from Gamche. It is really resonating with me. How often do people strike out at each other to distract them from the pain they are in?

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melissajayne
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Thank you for the wonderful #cupidgoespostal gifts @LA_Mead.

LA_Mead Glad you like them :) 9mo
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TrishB
The Murder Stone | Louise Penny
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Another great book in the series 👍🏻 Three Pines mostly a smaller part of the story this time, still great. I also loved the bit in the acknowledgments where Penny says Gamache is based on her husband, that love certainly shines through!

Melissa_J I need to get back to this series! I‘ve only read the first book. 10mo
Jaimelire I read the first two books and am on the holds list at my library for the third. So good! (edited) 10mo
TrishB @Melissa_J @Jaimelire I‘m really enjoying the series 👍🏻 10mo
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JamieArc So interesting that the titles are different in different places. 10mo
TrishB @JamieArc I hadn‘t realised that. It‘s bonkers when they do that! 10mo
JamieArc @TrishB Yes! I was trying to figure out if I missed one, but it‘s also called A Rule Against Murder. 10mo
TrishB @JamieArc doesn‘t seem to be any sensible reason for that! 10mo
Caroline2 Oh I really enjoyed this one! 👍🏻 10mo
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Librarybelle
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Number four in the Three Pines/Chief Inspector Gamache series finds Gamache investigating a murder while on a romantic getaway with his wife. Gamache has a way of seeing people that is astounding - there are some really awful characters in this book, and yet I came away with such an uplifting feeling. Such a good, magical series. My “R” for #LitsyAtoZ

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I love Gamache! 11mo
Crazeedi I'm reading the latest one, I have totally enjoyed the series 11mo
Librarybelle @Crazeedi I bought a copy of that...I‘ve enjoyed the four I‘ve read so far! 11mo
Librarybelle @BookishMarginalia ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle they are all really good . Enjoy 11mo
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Effischer
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My happy place 📖 🐱🎄

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JulAnna
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“You asked me what I count each evening and each morning. . . I count my blessings.”

An appropriate quote for this Thanksgiving week.

This series gets better with each book 😊

jenniferajanes This author is on my TBR list. I‘ve never read anything by Louise Penny, but I keep hearing great things about these books! 12mo
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CaitMobley
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My final #24in48 readathon time. This readathon was the most relaxing one yet - great books, great company ( @Bookworm83 ) and great napping! I‘m lucky that my husband and son let me pack up and leave the house for “mommy‘s reading weekend”.

Readerann 20 hours is fantastic! 1y
Librarybelle Great job! 1y
LindaMcGraw16 @CaitMobley I‘m so proud of you! I‘m afraid if I tried that I‘d fail miserably. During the school year I‘m lucky if I stay awake long enough to read for five or ten minutes. I can read quickly but it works better when one is awake. 😜 In the summer my track record is better! 1y
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tpixie I just saw Louise Penny! She was lovely!! ( Great job reading!) and love your sister!!! 1y
CaitMobley @tpixie I had dinner with Erin tonight and it sounds like the trip was wonderful! I‘m so jealous you were able to see Louise Penny. She is my favorite! 1y
tpixie @CaitMobley it was a great trip! Hopefully Louise Penny will visit your area soon! 1y
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CaitMobley
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Morning #2! I‘m starting it off with one of my favorite authors and a mug featuring my sweet boy 😍

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Rcoco
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This book was a little different than the first three books in the series. A nice departure, but still with some familiar characters.

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CarolynM
The Murder Stone | Louise Penny
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So many of the characters in this one were just awful! It was hard to believe that anyone would put up with them. The development of the continuing characters made it worthwhile.

Pamwurtzler That‘s a different title than I‘ve seen - which number is that in the series? 1y
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TiredLibrarian
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Day 21: #Child

I was intrigued by the child Bean in this book; a mystery in more ways than one.

#ReadingResolutions @jess7 #mystery #ThreePines #Gamache

SledgeReader One day I WILL read the whole series. 1y
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Hannah_Haymond
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I have to say it: I adore this series. Here at book four, it would have been easy to stick to a formula or rehash old plots. Instead, Gamache is grappling with his past with his parents and what it means to his relationship with his grown children. Subtle, thoughtful, and so unexpected in a murder mystery series.

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LikelyLibrarian
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Weekly food prep and A Rule Against Murder on audio. This is my fourth Louise Penny, my third on audio. I love the narrator, Ralph Cosham, and was so sad to hear that he passed away in 2014. 😞

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Librarybelle
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“Hang around librarians...All that silence. Gives them ideas.”

Hilarious!!

rustoryhuf You know what Spider Robinson said about us...”Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don't ever piss one off.” 2y
C.Perone 😄 2y
Austen_Nerd I love it!!! 😊❤️ 2y
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Librarybelle
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I‘m not doing well keeping up with my discussion books. Starting this one tonight - I lead the mystery discussion group tomorrow night. Yikes! I‘ll get as much read as I can, which will be easy because I LOVE Louise Penny and Inspector Gamache and Three Pines. ❤️❤️❤️

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MallenNC
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I‘m working my way through Louise Penny‘s series as they become available through my library (which means slowly!). I enjoyed this mystery, set at a small, out-of-the-way hotel, because it reminded me of Agatha Christie. The characters and their backstories were well done, although a few were almost unbelievably unpleasant. I didn‘t guess the solution! Tom Hardy has nothing to do with it but I think he‘d like this book.

Rcoco A definite Agatha Christie vibe 1y
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Pageturner.Cliffhanger
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In Louise Penny‘s fourth book the action leaves Three Pines for a secluded lakeshore hotel and its rich and rotten guests.

The mystery is craftily plotted, the humour quick, and the dialogues between Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife Reine-Marie warm and witty. But I missed the intrigue within the police force and the Three Pines setting.

Who‘s your favourite Three Pines character?

#louisepenny

Rcoco Gabri! 1y
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MallenNC
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This weekend, I'm racing to read this Louise Penny before my library ebook expires. Idris Elba has nothing to do with it but I am posting his picture anyway. Mostly for @debthmpsn but really, does there need to be a reason? Posting a picture of an actor crush may be my new thing on Litsy. Be ready for a lot of Tom Hardy #currentlyreading

OriginalCyn620 Bring it! 😝 2y
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 I mean, it can't all be screenshots of my ebooks, right? 2y
AmyG Thank you for posting this. ❤️ 2y
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debthmpsn It‘s getting 🔥 in here! Whew....thank you so much!! Made my night. 💕💕💕 2y
MallenNC @debthmpsn I made you a promise! Happy Saturday. 2y
Annl This guy..... 2y
sprainedbrain 😍😍😍😍😍 2y
Joysiam No reason needed! 1y
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Abailliekaras
The Murder Stone | Louise Penny
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I love this series starring Chief Inspector Gamache. This one is set in a lakeside lodge in Quebec where a family reunion is spoilt by murder. Penny builds layers nicely with intriguing (if exaggerated) characters, landscape & a clever plot. Perhaps too many characters which meant that I gave up guessing who did it, but I love the comforting tone and the story intrigued me at every turn.

Caroline2 I love Louise Penny too! Such a comforting series! 😊 and I just love all her food references!! 😂 2y
Abailliekaras @caroline2 yes they‘re great comfort reads! 😊 2y
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Abailliekaras
The Murder Stone | Louise Penny
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It‘s nearly the end of the school holidays and I‘m exhausted. I‘ve finished Days Without End (review to come) and just needed something page-turnery and comforting. Am loving this series by Louise Penny. 👌😎

Joanne1 Are you in Vic? Mine are nearly back to school too and it can't come soon enough at this point! 2y
Abailliekaras @Joanne1 I‘m in Adelaide. Bless them but combined with a fairly demanding husband (who‘s usually away) it‘s been a long haul! 2y
Joanne1 @Abailliekaras oh dear that does sound a bit trying. My two struggle spending so much time together so there's plenty of bickering at this end of the holidays and it's driving me nuts. 2y
MyBookLife Penny is one of those authors I really want to read but haven‘t yet. 2y
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Bakingbookworm
The Murder Stone | Louise Penny
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4 STARS - This is the 4th book of one of my favourite series, the Inspector Gamache series. Good mystery, great main character, lots of twists and culprits and it‘s set in beautiful Quebec!! My review: http://thebakingbookworm.blogspot.ca/2018/01/the-murder-stone.html?m=1

BethFishReads Great series 2y
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uni256
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Good, a fun read.

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Lcsmcat
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I finished this on my commute today, so I‘m still thinking about it. I‘m reading the series out of order, as they become available from my library, so there are some spoilers. I know X didn‘t commit the murder because they‘re still around in future books type spoilers. But I love listening to Cosham reading them and immersing myself in Gamache‘s literary quotations and the world Penny has created.

Pageturner.Cliffhanger I read the first three out of order (3,2,1) and am now reading the rest in order. It‘s interesting to see Penny‘s skills as a storyteller grow with each subsequent book. 2y
Lcsmcat @Pageturner.Cliffhanger I totally agree! Having started with 10, I really saw a difference when I got some of the earlier titles! 2y
Pageturner.Cliffhanger @Lcsmcat That‘s music to my ears! Will finish #6 tonight and have #7 on the shelf waiting! Do you have a favourite so far? 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good one!!! 😜😉 2y
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Sweettartlaura
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What a lovely entry in this series ❤️. Can‘t wait to start the next one later tonight!

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Sweettartlaura
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Truth!

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Caroline2
The Murder Stone | Louise Penny
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I really enjoyed this! It's number 4 of the Inspector Gamache/Three Pines series and my favourite so far! (I enjoyed 1 & 2 but I bailed on number 3!) so glad you listened to you Littens and carried on! 👍🏻

Tamra I haven‘t started the series yet, but I‘ve heard exactly what you are saying. Should I start here at #4? 2y
Libby1 @Caroline2 - Badger of Courage 💙 2y
Caroline2 @Tamra hmmm that's a tricky call! The murder mystery is defo better in number 4 but I liked number 1 as it gives you all the background details of the characters?! Might be worth reading 1 first then skipping to 4 maybe?? You won't miss anything then! 👍🏻 2y
Caroline2 @Libby1 😂 I love my badger of courage! ❤️ 2y
Tamra @Caroline2 I‘ll try that approach. 2y
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