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Chief Inspector Gamache/Three Pines
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  • 1

    Still Life: Chief Inspector Gamache Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force.

    DIANE says: "Love Louise Penny's writing"
    Love Louise Penny's writing

    I read Still Life out of order. I had already read a number of books in the Inspector Gamache series and decided that it was a good idea to go back an..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 04 2014 by DIANE (Thornhill,, Ontario, Canada)
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    Still Life: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (71)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.

    meg says: "Great new series"
    Great new series
    Reviewed on August 05 2014 by meg (rye brook, NY, United States)
  • 2

    Dead Cold: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past.

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    A Fatal Grace: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (43)

    Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter - and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he's dealing with someone quite extraordinary.

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  • 3

    The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    Overall
    (1213)
    Performance
    (855)
    Story
    (840)

    It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees, and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil - until one of their party dies of fright.

    Sara says: "Spring in Three Pines"
    Spring in Three Pines

    Well I'm not sure about this series. I loved Book 1 --Still Life--thought it a complex engaging story. I had mixed feelings about book 2 which seeme..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 18 2014 by Sara (USA)
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    The Cruellest Month: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (3)

    It's Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead.... When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A séance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death. In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall?

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  • 4

    A Rule against Murder: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1112)
    Performance
    (776)
    Story
    (770)

    When wealthy, cultured Irene Finney and her four grown-up children arrive at the Manoir Bellechasse in the heat of summer for a memorial for her late husband, the staff springs into action. But as a heat wave gathers strength, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. And the morning after the ceremony, a body is found. The family now has another member to mourn.

    Sara says: "A Summer Mystery"
    A Summer Mystery

    I really enjoyed this installment in Louise Penny's Three Pines series. It was a complex and carefully thought out mystery with all the depth I have ..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 16 2014 by Sara (USA)
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    The Murder Stone: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (9)

    It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all...

    Jessica says: "Good story, but..."
    Good story, but...

    In the top 25%.

    Reviewed on July 25 2014 by Jessica (Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada)
  • 5

    The Brutal Telling: A Three Pines Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1322)
    Performance
    (899)
    Story
    (900)

    As autumn descends upon Three Pines, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store at the center of town. No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. What past did he leave behind, and why has he buried himself in this tiny village?

    Marie says: "Satisfying but sad"
    Satisfying but sad

    I've listened to all of the Three Pines novels now, having started with Still Life and fallen in love with the seemingly idyllic town and truly eccent..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 03 2010 by Marie (Tallahassee, FL, United States)
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    The Brutal Telling: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a motive or even the dead man's name. As Gamache and his colleagues start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues, they uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim's identity - and points to a terrifying killer...

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  • 6

    Bury Your Dead: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1053)
    Performance
    (710)
    Story
    (709)

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come to Winter Carnival - 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?

    Judy says: "Another great tale!"
    Another great tale!

    When I discovered Armand Gamache, I was hooked. Something about his wisdom and inner peace along with an acute intelligence just made me want to know..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 01 2010 by Judy (Council Bluffs, IA, United States)
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    Bury Your Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (47)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city’s oldest buildings - a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries... a mystery Gamache must solve if he’s to catch a present-day killer.

    Qwerty1 says: "Did not live up to expectations!"
    Did not live up to expectations!

    No, considered several times deleting it, but ploughed on. Read great reviews, but this book had way too much going on for me to keep track of. Might..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 29 2012 by Qwerty1 (Australia)
  • 7

    A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1022)
    Performance
    (877)
    Story
    (871)

    “Hearts are broken,” Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. “Sweet relationships are dead.” But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal.

    barbara says: "Amazing"
    Amazing

    As I knitted a shawl and listened, the characters wove themselves into the fabric. I will always look at my shawl and think of the interesting place t..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 15 2011 by barbara (Annapolis, MD, United States)
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    A Trick of the Light

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (5)

    In the green depths of spring, morning breaks on a woman splayed in a bed of flowers - her eyes wide, her neck broken. Her death is a mystery; so is the woman herself. But as Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team peer into the dark corners of the victim's past, they expose a secret that rots at the very heart of their community - a secret that will implicate someone they've trusted for years. And as Gamache knows too well, in the flickering shadows of death, the truth may be just a trick of the light.

    Rhonda says: "Amazing Book - A Trick of the light"
    Amazing Book - A Trick of the light

    I enjoyed this book immensely, as I enjoy all Louise Penny's books. The characters are so real I feel I know them personally! She creates an atmo..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 02 2012 by Rhonda (Benoni, South Africa)
  • 8

    The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1180)
    Performance
    (1028)
    Story
    (1019)

    No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as “the beautiful mystery.”

    Sparkly says: "Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking."
    Engaging, entertaining, and heartbreaking.

    Louise Penny has written a tale with all my favorite things - fascinating historical context, complex, emotional characters, and a good story. The clo..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 04 2012 by Sparkly (SF, CA, United States)
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    The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    A MONASTERY. Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks - men of prayer and music, famous the world over for their glorious voices. A MURDER. But a brutal death throws the monastery doors open to the world. And through them walks the only man who can shine light upon the dark deeds within: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. A MYSTERY. Who among the brothers has become an angel of death?

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  • 9

    How the Light Gets In: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1105)
    Performance
    (999)
    Story
    (999)

    Shadows are falling on the usually festive Christmas season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone. As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines.

    Nancy J says: "Welcome Home!"
    Welcome Home!

    There are so many glowing reviews of this book that I wasn't going to write one, but I just can't help it: I have to write it. I so LOVE this book a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2013 by Nancy J (Tornado Alley OK)
  • 10

    The Long Way Home: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole." While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There’s power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

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