This is the best of the Armand Gamache books so far. The plot is taut and clear. The story contends palpable tension and strong emotion. It also piqued my interest in Canadian history.
This is a true classic, one that I am sure I will listen to again to connect the threads in the three mysteries that run through the novel.
Each plot line builds in suspense, almost in competition, with no clear resolution in view.
Each story assumes prominence as it unfolds and the author skillfully moves the reader's focus from one to the other. This technique is both frustrating and spell binding.
As in all the novels, Chief Inspector Gamache is the compassionate, intuitive, and very human center, whose anguish over a mistake and resulting loss of life, reminds us of imperfection and frailty even in the most stalwart fictional heroes.
"Bury your dead" is a novel that exceeds the limitations expected in mystery genre.
The book is very pleasant without being insipid. The narrator is great, as is the story.
I love true crime. YA books and I didn'tuse too but seriese. Vampire, harry potter, especailly dystopian novels.
You really have to look for who done it.
The Irish doctor.
I love Louise Penny's writing.
The depth to which these characters are developed. One feels as if they are personal friends, you know and love them right down to Henri.
The plot line was well developed. It really brought to light the internal struggles Gamache was dealing with as well as his fight to put it into a perspective he could exist with.
Ralph Cosham brings the story to life! Really fine job! I am there in my imagination!
Gamache reliving the young agent's last hours.
Please keep them coming!
I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
The Inspector Gamache and Three Pines stories continue to be very engrossing. This one had a little different twist in that much of the story was told after a significant tradgedy that affected the main characters. You learn about the incident from their memories as they struggle to come to terms with the events. Of course during this story too they are investingating another murder but the back story is really the focus. It did not disappoint as you realy feel for the characters as they struggle through the events. I am now listening to the next installment.
I highly reccomned it.
How does a writer move between a horrific kidnap/terrorist event, a murderer possibly wrongly convicted, and a current murder in a library only a few people know about? In this case, perfectly. I loved the setting for this book and learning a little of the history of Quebec and the adjustments/animosities of the people of British and French heritage. And who can't love a book with such a lovely relationship of a man and his German Shepherd? Great story and main character. And the narration was terrific.
While the concept of multiple murders within such a small community is a bit difficult to swallow, the stories are great fun and the characters really special. I love hearing about life in Canada and the issues between Francophones and Anglophones in Quebec. Very interesting books.
I always hesitate before spending a credit on an Inspector Gamache, Three Pines mystery; and often it takes me awhile to get into the almost monotone, soft-spoken and unanimated narration. But it never fails to captivate me; and as underwhelming as he is, Gamache always takes the high road and lets the "little grey cells" (a la Christie) solve the crime. It is, I realize, an armchair mystery, much like those of Agatha Christie, where, the clues are all there, you just need to try to beat Miss Marple, Poirot, or in this case, Gamache to the punch by figuring it out. It is really much more of a challenge than the more demonstrative and bloodier types of mysteries. As always, this was extremely forthright, involved, and a thoroughly enjoyable read. I came on board with her more recent books; so, I am going backwards, but enjoying the ride.