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Dead Cold
Dead Cold | Louise Penny
201 posts | 262 read | 5 reading | 73 to read
The second novel in our addictive Canadian crime series featuring the irresistible Chief Inspector Gamache... The falling snow brings a hush to Three Pines - until a scream pierces the air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Heading the investigation, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache unravels the dead woman's past and discovers a history of secrets and enemies. But Gamache has enemies of his own. As a bitter wind blows into the village, something even more chilling is sneaking up behind him...
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Magpiegem
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24/22I finished this one on a audio walk tonight. My second Louise Penny book in a week complete. I didn‘t enjoy the mystery as much this time but I still enjoyed catching up with the characters I got to know in the first book and look forward to the next book. We are in beautiful Dorset this week and I haven‘t fitted much reading in but sneaked lots of audio in at bedtime to make up for it! 3.5 ⭐️

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Magpiegem
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When you‘re packing and the book you are listening mentions hot chocolate so many times that in the end you give up and go make one!

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CBee
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Second in the Gamache series, and it counts for #setinacanadianprovince for #booked2022. Kind of an obvious choice for that one 😂 I did enjoy it, but it‘s a bit more “cozy” and I usually prefer my murder mysteries to be a bit more on the edge of the seat. I‘d still like to finish the series, as Armand Gamache is one of my favorite book characters ♥️

Cinfhen Glad it worked for #Booked22 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1mo
Amiable I love this series. 😍 1mo
CBee @Amiable I‘d heard it starts a bit slower and gets better with each book. I think I was having a weird week because it was a slow read for some reason 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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Amiable @CBee It definitely gets better as it goes. For me, the individual mysteries themselves are less of a draw than the overarching narrative that slowly reveals itself throughout the course of the series. 1mo
CBee @Amiable I definitely want to keep reading them! Have you read the entire series? 1mo
Amiable @CBee All the ones she‘s written so far, yes! 🙂 1mo
CBee @Amiable well, I‘ve discovered that they‘re on Kindle Unlimited, at least through book 6 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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PhyllisH
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Currently reading and enjoying A Fatal Grace. This is my second book by Louise Penny. She is fast becoming one on my favorite authors.

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Jerdencon
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1. I normally don‘t mind - keeps you guessing
2. My library card ❤️
2. Love the Inspector Gamache books!
#thoughtfulthursday
@MoonWitch94
Tagging @Coleen_Nieto @TheAromaofBooks @AmyK1 if you want to play!

TheAromaofBooks Thank you for the tag!!! 7mo
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ImperfectCJ
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Mehso-so

Thanks to Louise Penny and this audiobook coming in on Libby today, I have two newly crocheted dish rags, and I'm going to be pretty sleepy tomorrow. This one isn't as good as Still Life, but I still plan to keep going with the series. There are a couple of characters I'm curious about. I do worry a little about this little town hosting enough murders to support so many books, though.

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canbku
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Mehso-so

Pretty dated...I still like the characters and the setting and everything, of course, but this just felt very old. And not in the charming Agatha Christie way. I couldn't get past the technology.

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Librarybelle
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Finished my reread of this second in the Gamache series, and I feel like I enjoyed it so much more this time, even though I loved it the first time. Penny has the ability to craft so many layers into such an amazing story. So fun to revisit Three Pines!

corireadslife Ohhh I love Louise Penny so much. I can definitely see myself rereading this series some day. 12mo
dylanisreading I'm about to start this series! 12mo
Librarybelle @corireadslife She is an incredible author, and I get so much out of her books every time I reread one. I have only read the first four in the series, so I‘m getting pretty close to the point of experiencing each book for the first time. 12mo
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Librarybelle @Bianca Hope you enjoy! I think she is a master at storytelling! 12mo
youngreadrshelf I love this series. I haven‘t finished so I haven‘t started rereading, but I am looking forward to it. I love Three Pines and want to visit! 12mo
Librarybelle @youngreadrshelf I would love to visit Three Pines too! 12mo
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canbku
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Yeah I guess I'll just plow through the inspector ganache series this summer. #2

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swynn
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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Second in Penny's Three Pines series. In this one, Inspector Ganache investigates the death of a hateful self-help guru, electrocuted during a curling match. I read the first a few years ago, and liked it pretty well but wasn't in a hurry to continue. With this one, I get it -- loved the community's dynamics and Gamache's extreme humaneness. I won't let it go so long till vol. 3.

Ruthiella I had the same experience with the first book...and haven‘t continued. I didn‘t like the mix of procedural and quirk. But this series gets so much love! 1y
swynn @Ruthiella The mix of quirk and procedural continues, so if that's a turn-off I think you made the right decision. Which is fine -- how dull would it be if we all loved the same series? 1y
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Avanders
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I don‘t think I‘ve ever cried while reading a mystery before. ... several times... I tip my hat to you, my fine lady Penny. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Also thank you @Chrissyreadit for this super fun, super yummy, super thoughtful welcome to Spring!!! ♥️🌺♥️🌺♥️

Chrissyreadit You‘re welcome- hope they taste good❤️ 1y
BethM That looks so good! 1y
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MittenGirlPeach
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I had the second of this series on hand from the library, but I waited to read it and I‘m so glad I did. This is a series I don‘t want to read out of order. It was like sinking in to spend a slice of winter with old friends. What lyrical mysteries. I even read a book “out of season!” Rare for me.

I have the third book arriving soon, & then a whole passel of Penny holds to pick up at the library.

Sunset! Caught Mark & Murray at the end of a walk.

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Panpan

I can't speak to whether the mystery in this book is any good because I'm at 16% and there's still not a dead body. Why am I bailing then? Because of the completely unecessary and persistent fat shaming in this book. An abused child with an eating disorder is described as grotesque by the narrator. That's 100% the author speaking, not the characters. I googled and it's a persistent issue with this author. Lazy hurtful writing. Nope. 😡😞👎🖕

ozma.of.oz Yup. I bailed for that exact same reason. It was for a book club. 😞 (edited) 1y
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MittenGirlPeach
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I love @Andrew65 ‘s readathons, and I‘m in for #DashingDecember! Looking forward to it as always. My goal is a Bingo for #BookSpin and getting through the Christmas themed library books in my overflowing stacks.

Andrew65 Thanks 😍 Great to have you with us, I am targeting Christmas themed books in the main. 2y
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CogsOfEncouragement
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Second in the series. This one takes place at Christmas time. Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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MittenGirlPeach
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My December #BookSpin list! Mostly Christmas books, some of which I‘ve had checked out for months, but no peeking until December! I‘ve also got a few mysteries on there, and the library book I‘ve had checked out the longest. This IS the month!

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cajunsyd
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Tucking into this Gamache thriller on a lovely fall evening.

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Andrew65
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Book 3 finished for #AwesomeAugust.
Book 2 in the Chief Inspector Gamasche. This was a very enjoyable read and enjoyed my time in Three Pines Looking forward to returning there soon. Good story, plotting and good characters.
Also published as Dead Cold.

Mollyanna I want to live in Three Pines. Although they have a rather high homicide rate 😏 2y
kwmg40 I love this series! I grew up in that part of Quebec. Definitely worth visiting, and maybe the homicide rate is a tiny bit exaggerated, @Mollyanna. 😄 2y
Mollyanna @kwmg40 sounds like a perfect post pandemic road trip 😉 2y
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Eggbeater Nice job! 2y
Andrew65 @Mollyanna They do! 2y
Andrew65 @Eggbeater Thanks 😊 2y
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Andrew65
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The #Top20Series #20Series20Days posts have prompted me to pick up book 2 in the Chief Inspector Gamache Series.

Ruthiella The cunning plan is working... heh heh heh. 😅 2y
Andrew65 @Ruthiella Oh yes! Only halfway through the twenty days and not sure how many series I have added! 😳🙊 2y
TrishB It‘s been terrible/amazing for the tbr 😁 2y
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Andrew65 @TrishB Both in equal proportion 🤔🤣 2y
MsMelissa I have to get to book two myself! 2y
MsMelissa @TrishB you are so right about that! 2y
Andrew65 @Book_Fiend_Melissa A good read so far. 2y
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JackOBotts
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⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 - I enjoyed this more than Still Life, perhaps because there was less time spent on introducing the residents of Three Pines. I figured out whodunnit early on, though CC de Poitiers certainly had a lot of folks who found her less than likable (myself included!). I like the coziness of Three Pines and the community there (weather‘s a little too cold for my tastes), though I‘m a little worried about this town‘s track record for murder... 😉

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AutumnRLS
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Enjoying this winter story with the hope of conjuring cooler days.

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Jas16
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Mehso-so

I wrestled with this one. I understand the appeal of Gamache and Three Pines but I had some issues with Louise Penny‘s writing. The fat shaming was particularly difficult and I wasn‘t sure I would even be able to finish the book. I did and have sent it on to my sister so that should create an interesting conversation.

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riversong153
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I love these cozy mysteries by Louise Penny. This was a nice one. The narrator who does the audio for these is really good.

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Gina
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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I really enjoyed this cozy mystery series in three pines, Canada. The characters are engaging. She winds the story through a maze to keep you guessing. She does use some non P.C. tropes in her books that had me cringe a bit. I think she was going for humor so I flew right by it but for some people maybe not so much. Overall this was a nice pallet cleanser after the heavy non fiction I had been reading. I would recommend starting with book 1 first.

Jaimelire Love her books. I am from Quebec, and her descriptions of that province are perfection. 2y
Gina @Jaimelire Nice. Good to know thank you. 2y
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Gina
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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I read that a few times I liked it so much♡

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Gina
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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By Leonard Cohen♡♡♡

Curiouser_and_curiouser Beautiful. Love Leonard x 2y
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Sassy_Steph
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny

Doing the #SavvyReadathon this week!! Yay reading, yay books!!

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Gina
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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That is an unusual way to describe murder.

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Gina
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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Today I learned a tuque (tyook) is Canadian for a close knit cap.

Sassy_Steph Tooook 2y
Gina @Sassy_Steph hehehehehehehe 2y
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Gina
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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Oh, no,no,no,no. One does not defile coffee by stirring it with a pen. YUCK!

Gina @BarbaraTheBibliophage I cringed when I read that. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Gina Me too. Ugh. People are so gross. 2y
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Gina
Fatal Grace | Louise Penny
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Curbside pickup from my local library! Whoot! Whoot!

Schnoebs So jealous 😂 Happy your library is up and partially running again 2y
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HighLadyoftheStacks
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I love Louise Penny and I love Armand Gamache! If you aren‘t ready these you should! That‘s all I can say, they are just so good!!!

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Texreader
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It‘s Christmas-time (an unexpected #holidayread) in Three Pines, where a most disagreeable woman has been murdered by electrocution. It‘s a complex murder with random and unusual clues (the detectives have to watch a Hepburn movie several times to pick up a clue). I love the residents of the town and how they help solve crimes! #wintergames #tmskellington @crimson613 @clwojick @staycurious

#24b42020 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Butterfinger Just curious. Which Hepburn? 2y
Texreader @Butterfinger Lion in Winter 2y
Andrew65 👏👏👏 2y
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Andrew65 Impressive! 3y
Scochrane26 I got my thank you card today. It‘s really cute! 3y
Texreader @Scochrane26 Thank you! That was one of the hardest to make but so worth it because it was so cute. 3y
coffees 6pts!! 12.28 2y
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Texreader
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This is the one book I‘d like to finish before the end of the year. #happynewyear

#wintergames #tmskellington @crimson613 @clwojick @staycurious

JamieArc Oooh. I was trying to figure out what book to fit in (that I could fly through) before the new year and I think it should be the next Gamache novel! Thanks for the idea! 3y
Marina_h I listened to this one earlier this month. I love the series and find it hard putting the books down once I've started 3y
coffees 11pts!! 12.28 2y
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Texreader
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I‘ve been audiocrafting with this book 2 in the series. Quite by accident it‘s set at Christmas! So I‘ve got another #holidayread underway! #wintergames #tmskellington @crimson613 @clwojick @staycurious

#24b42020 @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Andrew65 I need to get to this one, so far only read book 1. 3y
coffees 1pt!! 12-27 nice! 3y
Texreader @Andrew65 I accidentally read the most recent book and liked it enough to start at the beginning. 3y
Andrew65 @Texreader I‘ve done similar things. 3y
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Texreader
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Andrew65 Multitasking! 🥳 3y
coffees 6pts!! 12-27 pretty!! :D 3y
Texreader @Andrew65 @Crimson613 Thanks, yes, audiocrafting is perfect! These cards are a lot harder to make than they look. I‘ve cut out and stamped all the pieces. Saving them to assemble for another day. 3y
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Thetipsyreader
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4.5⭐️ I loved this one even more than the first! I just love these characters and this little town. This story isn‘t what I would call fast paced, but I thought that it moved along a little more quickly than the first book did. One of the things I love about these books is that I‘m constantly trying to guess what‘s happening and the suspect is always constantly changing in my mind. To me, that‘s what makes a great mystery.

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AvidReader25
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I read the first Inspector Gamache book a few months ago and wasn‘t impressed. It was fine, but didn‘t hook me. I decided to give the 2nd book a chance and completely fell for the village of Three Pines and the distinguished detective. In the past month I‘ve read four more of the series. Each one adds another layer to the tightknit community. I love her descriptions of quiet life, complicated relationships, and Gamache‘s calm and clever presence.

Blaire Agree, I think you need to read the first to learn the primary characters but the ones after go much deeper and it is now one of my favorite series. 3y
AvidReader25 @Blaire Yes! I‘m so glad I gave it another chance. 3y
Bookworm83 I adore this series and want to live in Three Pines! If you ever have the chance to meet Louise Penny, I highly recommend it. She is as lovely as her characters ❤️ 3y
AvidReader25 @Bookworm83 that‘s so good to know! Some authors are not great in person. I‘m in the middle of book 7 right now. 3y
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ShelleyBooksie
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I read a Louise Penny book that takes place much later in the series and then realized that this is a series that needs to be read from the beginning. Although I thought book one was good - I loved book two! Three Pines and its cast of characters really came alive for me. I cannot wait to start the next book.

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Libby1
Dead Cold | Louise Penny
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A poem written by a character in this book. 💔

Lcsmcat I wonder why they changed the title for the American version? This one is better. 3y
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rsteve388

Grrrr i got up to 52 pages and now this book is due and i cant renew cause there are holds. Meh I'll buy the book and finish it when my copy gets here. Thats annoying!

#BFC2019

jen_the_scribe I hate when that happens 3y
rsteve388 I mean... Like i understand but also grrr 3y
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rsteve388

This is my next book.for this week

Ill probably read a few chapters before bed.

First day of #BFC2 was off to a slow start
I walked only 5k steps. I am hopeful that when my fitbit gets here tomorrow ill have better step.calculations.

Finished How to Hang A Witch. Not sure if i should count that towards my goal or not.

#BookFitnessChallenge2
#BFC19
#BookNerdHeard How was your first day?!

BarbaraJean Might be a slow start, but what‘s important is that you started, right?! 👏🏼 And I think in round one @wanderinglynn confirmed that any books finished during the challenge count towards your goal. I‘m counting the book I finished today even though a lot of it was read before the challenge. (I read most of it during round one of BFC!) 3y
rsteve388 For sure thanks for the encouragement and the reminder! 3y
wanderinglynn Yes, @BarbaraJean is correct. You can count your books any way you wish. 3y
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wanderinglynn And great start! 🙌🏻 3y
rsteve388 Well alright then sweet! 3y
Caterina Great job already finishing a book! 🙌🙌 I hope the Fitbit helps with calculations and inspires you - I know mine inspires me a lot! 3y
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cookreadsleep
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What a wonderful little series this is. I‘m enjoying getting to know the residents of Three Pines and the Surete. Im not sure that i like this book as much as the first one, but i think Penny has a brilliant way of weaving together several stories without revealing too much about any of them until the time is right.