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  • Louise Penny

    'Celebrated British narrator and actor Ralph Cosham brings this wonderful murder mystery to life and draws in listeners with his charisma...Cosham's characters are refreshingly original and never overplayed, and the Old World quality of his voice invokes radio murder mysteries from decades past, creating an endlessly entertaining listening experience.' - Publishers Weekly From New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny comes a riveting new audiobook. 'What happened here last night isn't allowed,' said Madame Dubois. It was such an extraordinary thing to say it stopped the ravenous Inspector Beauvoir from taking another bite of his roast beef on baguette. 'You have a rule...read more

  • Louise Penny

    When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and...read more

  • Louise Penny

    'Robert Bathurst's intelligent narration captures every nuance, every emotion, and each of Louise Penny's subtle revelations about the unique, completely engaging residents of Three Pines.' - AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny. It's Gamache's first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle...read more

  • Louise Penny

    The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time 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.' But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock...read more

  • Louise Penny

    The ninth book in Louise Penny's New York Times bestselling, critically acclaimed series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. 'There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.' -Leonard Cohen Christmas is approaching, and in Québec it's a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a...read more

  • Louise Penny

    'Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famous by Agatha Christie...The book's title is a metaphor not only for the month of April but also for Gamache's personal and professional challenges--making this the series standout so far.' --Sarah Weinman Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat. 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...read more

  • Louise Penny

    '...the events in GLASS HOUSES challenge Gamache's conscience unlike any of the previous audiobooks, with Bathurst prying open the hero's heart and soul and laying it bare for listeners to experience at a visceral level.' - Audiofile Magazine AN AUGUST 2017 LibraryReads PICK! When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead. From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he...read more

  • Louise Penny

    *INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* 'Robert Bathurst is just about perfect delivering the 16th Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novel...Listen to all the Gamache audiobooks for maximum satisfaction.' -- AudioFile Magazine, Earphones Award winner In All the Devils Are Here, the 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light. On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand’s godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically...read more

  • Louise Penny

    Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards. 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. Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector...read more

  • Louise Penny

    Det är mitt i sommaren och den förmögna familjen Finney har samlats på värdshuset Manoir Bellechasse för att ta farväl av sin bortgångne far. Men i takt med att temperaturen stiger börjar också gamla hemligheter och bittra rivaliteter att komma upp till ytan. När värmevågen kokar över till en mäktig storm, lämnar denna efter sig ett lik. Kommissarie Gamache, som är en av gästerna på Bellechasse, finner sig plötsligt i ett hus fullt av misstänkta. LOUISE PENNY är en internationellt hyllad kanadensisk deckarförfattare som översatts till 26 språk och sålt över 3 miljoner böcker bara i Nordamerika. Hennes deckare - som fått henne att kallas en modern Agatha...read more

  • Louise Penny

    Det är Vinterkarneval i Québec, bittert kallt och obeskrivligt vackert. Kriminalkommissarie Armand Gamache har kommit hit, inte för att delta i festligheterna, utan för att återhämta sig från en utredning som gått fruktansvärt fel. I den skenbara tryggheten inom det Litterära & Historiska sällskapet har ett mord begåtts. Augustin Renaud, en excentrisk historiker som ägnat sitt forskarliv åt att söka efter kvarlevorna av Québecs grundare, Samuel de Champlain, har hittats mördad. Samtidigt får Gamache oroväckande brev från samhället Three Pines, där den omtyckte bistroägaren Olivier nyligen dömdes för mord. »Det går inte ihop«, skriver Oliviers partner varenda...read more

  • Louise Penny

    A New York Times Notable Crime Book and Favorite Cozy for 2011 A Publishers Weekly Best Mystery/Thriller books for 2011 'Penny has been compared to Agatha Christie [but] it sells her short. Her characters are too rich, her grasp of nuance and human psychology too firm....' --Booklist (starred review) '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. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the...read more

  • Louise Penny

    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....read more

  • Louise Penny

    Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel! 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. CC de Poitiers was electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake, in front of...read more

  • Louise Penny

    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...read more

  • Louise Penny

    Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old...read more

  • Louise Penny

    Chaos is coming, old son. With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. Everybody goes to Olivier's Bistro-including a stranger whose murdered body is found on the floor. When Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate, he is dismayed to discover that Olivier's story is full of holes. Why are his fingerprints all over the cabin that's uncovered deep in the wilderness, with priceless antiques and the dead man's blood? And what other secrets and layers of lies are buried in the seemingly idyllic village? Gamache follows a trail of clues and treasures-from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spiderweb with a word mysteriously woven in it-into the woods...read more

  • Louise Penny

    **Winner of the 2020 Audie Award for Best Male Narrator** '[Narrator Robert Bathurst] engages us completely...If you haven't listened to this series, start at once. You'll love your stay in Three Pines.' — AudioFile Magazine on A Great Reckoning Kingdom of the Blind, the new Chief Inspector Gamache audiobook from the #1 New York Times bestselling author. When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna...read more

  • Louise Penny

    Als Armand Gamache, Polizeichef der Sûreté du Québec, gerade auf dem Weg zu einer Familienfeier ist, erhält er einen Anruf: In dem beschaulichen Dörfchen Three Pines wurde eine Tote im Wald gefunden. War es ein Jagdunfall? Oder doch Mord? Und wer hätte ein Motiv, die allseits beliebte Malerin Jane zu töten? Kommissar Gamache beginnt unter den Dorfbewohnern von Three Pines zu ermitteln - und stößt mit seinem feinen Spürsinn schon bald auf so manches Geheimnis in diesem ach so idyllischen Örtchen...read more

  • Louise Penny

    Det är långfredag i den kanadensiska byn Three Pines. Men medan vårsolen skiner väntar någon på att mörkret ska lägga sig. Planen är att väcka liv i de döda genom en seans, men någonting går alldeles fruktansvärt fel ... kommissarie Armand Gamache anländer till en oerhört besynnerlig och gåtfull brottsplats. I ett gammalt övergivet och förfallet hus verkar någon bokstavligt ha skrämts till döds. Ska detta räknas som en naturlig död, eller rör det sig i själva verket om ett mord? Inte heller underlättas kommissariens arbete av att det finns krafter i hans egen grupp som är ute efter att förråda honom. Hur långt är de egentligen beredda att gå för att få...read more