Bury Your Dead

Version: Unabridged
Author: Louise Penny
Narrator: Ralph Cosham
Genres: Detective Stories
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published In: September 2010
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 13 hours
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Overview

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache hascome 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? Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot 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 village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know." 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.

Reviews (3)

Written by Antoinette MacWatt on November 11th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have enjoyed everyone of Louise Penny's books. Ralph Cosham breathes such life into the characters that it is easy to make a leap from my reality into the lives of Penny's characters.

Bury Your Dead

Written by JakkiJ on August 27th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I love this series and can't wait until the next book is out. The characters are fully developed and become more so with each novel. Anyone reading the books will want to live in Three Pines. Louise Penny writes with a wonderful sense of humor and the mysteries remind me of Agatha Christie but with more depth. I love the reader, as well. His voice is wonderful and he makes the characters come alive.

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Written by Kathy on July 25th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I loved this book. This was my first experience with Chief Inspector Gamache, and what a great way to get to know him. The twists and turns are not contrived, and certainly kept the suspense going. I found I was going under the speed limit on the highway at one point because not only was I deep into the book, but also because I didn't want to get home before the book ended.

Author Details

Author Details

Penny, Louise

Louise Penny worked as an award-winning journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before leaving to write crime fiction. Her first Three Pines mystery, "Still Life,""" won the New Blood Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Arthur Ellis Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. In the United States, it received the prestigious Anthony and Barry awards at Bouchercon 2007, as well as the Dilys Award for the book that the members of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association most enjoyed selling. It was also named one of "Kirkus Reviews"' top ten mysteries of 2