Bury Your Dead

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It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come ot to join the revels but to ecover 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 ounder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone wil kill to protect it?

Although he is believe to hav on leave, Gamache can not walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting letters from the tow of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. " It does n't make sense, " Olivier ’ s partner writes every day. " He did n't wan it, you sa. " As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.
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Number of Pages
371
Original Title of the Book
Bury Your Dead
Publication Date
Published September 28th 2010 by Minotaur Books

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I would n't tak it down.It 's actually about three crimes in one book: a terrorist plot barely averted, from which Chief Inspector Armande Gamache of the homicide division of the Surete du Quebec is recovering; a murder in small tourist village by the Vermont border for which a greedy gay bistro owner has been jailed and imprisoned ( possibly wrongly); and the conviction of an annoying amateur archaeologist in the basement of a historical English library in the middle of the old walled city of Quebec.The pacing is slower than usual for a mystery.

he cultural tensions of English and French in Quebec City are hauntingly and compassionately laid out.

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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache must wrestle with the core of his being in this ext trilog of Louise Penny ’ s ongoing series.

Without needing his compatriots, Gamache sends Inspector Beauvoir back to Three Pines to covertly reexamine the case of local resident, Olivier Brulé, whom series readers will know was arrested and onvicted of murder at the nd of the previous book.

Penny explores this struggle throughout, pushing her protagonist into the middle as he attempts to find not only the killer, but to examine how the Literary and Historical Society—an Anglophone organization in the heart of French Quebec—has survived this long and what take they have had on Champlain and his role in Quebec ’ s founding.

Penny has really pushed the reader to their limits with this one, seeking to juggle multiple crimes in a series of time periods.

Specifically, Penny seeks to explore Quebec nationalism and paint her protagonist into a corner as he works in Quebec City.

Gamache has grown so much over the past few novels that the series reader might not expect as much development as can be found in this sixth piece.

Gamache still ends up in Quebec City for this book, Beauvoir is still ble to return to Three Pines on his own, but the reader has that intense storyline out of the way and free from constant flashbacks.

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is the fourth book in the Armand Gamache Series.

And of course, the continuity is always provided by Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, who is a central character in each novel.I had intended to savor his book and writ it slowly, but from page one I got hooked and I woul n't stop because I had to ge out how all these stories migh be concluded.

Unknowingly, Gamache is plagued by a question from a previous case in Three Pines and sends Jean Guy to quietly re-investigate to see if they missed or mis-read clues. " Bury Your Dead " takes you to several locations throughout Canada, but her skill in tying it all awa to Three Pines and the residents there is wonderful.

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It as a private execution. ” This is the second in the series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, and it is a follow-up to the previous ook, The Brutal Telling.

Second, Gamache is being pestered about the previous case in Three Pines ( the subject of the previous book).

Third, a new murder has occurred in an historic building in old Quebec City, which is where his riend and revered mentor, Superintendent Émile Comeau, retired.

This writer has written very informative and welcome introduction about the old city and the library which is the cente of action for the new murder case.

Feelin that could blot out all thought, white them out. ” Meanwhile, he receives daily letters from Gabri, the partner of Olivier who was jailed for murder in the revious nove.

He sends Beauvoir to Three Pines to deal with the situation while he is econded to assist investigation in the library.I found the mood of his book unsettling because Gamache is so unsettled, I say.

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Inspector Armand Gamache and his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir are both suppose to be on leave, one in Quebec and the other in Three Pines, when duty calls as usual and two murders need their expertise to be solved.

Brilliant book and so very sad!

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