A guest at the hotel, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, suddenly finds himself in the middle of a murder enquiry, and the hotel is full of possible suspects.
Listen to another Three Pines mystery.
©2008 Louise Penny; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"[I]ntriguing, well-crafted....Seamless, often lyrical prose artfully reveals the characters' flaws, dreams and blessings." (Publishers Weekly)
Yes, an interesting story. This has a good murder mystery without too many violent details.
As good as the others I've listened to. Top notch narration.
Yes. Trying to guess who the murderer was. I was wrong. I did guess how the statue moved.
Sounded like each person was speaking.
Almost except I fell asleep after several hours!
Great mystery story. Complex but relatively easy to follow. I will be buying another Three Pines Mystery.
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
Bean teaching his adult friend the art of tossing marshmallow cookies so they stick on the ceiling.
The family dynamics. The mother and her secret that affected her children so profoundly.
My first of this series and now I am hooked. The Canadian scenery and fresh writing were enough to set this detective story apart, but the relationship between the detective and his wife was so warm and loving that I wanted to know more about them. Laid back and yet marched right along to a satisfying conclusion. Felt more real than many detective stories with a driven protagonist with multiple destructive personal habits. A good story along with a good mystery plot. Sophisticated mystery that walks the line between a cozy and a hard bitten style. I liked it - a lot. Am currently reading the first in this series and it is good as well.
I prefer reading Louise Penny books. Listening was OK but for me the read is better.
Not really, this time. But, I enjoy her character build ups.
Really don't pay attention to readers. Sorry
I really like all her stories.
Fascinating characters and intelligence in every book. I read the first in the series — listening is so much better. Ralph Cosham is an excellent narrator.
I had Louise Penny on my author list to try for a long time, and downloaded this one before a long car trip. This was a good mystery which took a while to unwind. I was totally unfamiliar with the character and just knew the books took place in Canada. I will defintely listed to more of these in the future.
Louise Penny is an obviously skilled writer, but many of her characters' actions require much credulity of the reader. I regret I cannot be as enthusiastic as previous reviewers.
A great listen. Ms. Penny continues to capture the "male voice" as well as any female author, while providing a great view into another culture that is still North American.VERY interesting. I want to go to Quebec! Characters a fully fleshed out and the mystery itself, while somewhat straining credibility, is really almost secondary to the characters and their relationships.
I strongly urge you to start at the beginning of this series. The characters will become old friends.
If PD James where to put something together in Canada this is what you might get.
This was my first Louise Penny book. Because it was my first book featuring inspector Armand Gamache, it took me a while to understand who the main characters were. While the author injected humor at points, I found the plot to be overly laden with characters such that I lost track of who was who, and the clues leading up to the exposure of the criminal were muted and confusing, even upon retrospection. Perhaps the book would be enjoyed by someone who was familiar with the series, but I found it problematic to even read through to the end.
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