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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,523 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Louise Penny Narrator: Ralph Cosham Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chief Inspector Gamache Novels Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ralph Cosham's excellent narration of Louise Penny's newest mystery demonstrates why a terrific narrator is an author's best partner…My only quibble is that the Penny-Cosham team kept me listening past my bedtime. AudioFile magazine

  • This sixth entry in Agatha and Anthony award-winning author Penny's Armand Gamache series is among the best…The solution to both killings as well as the event that drew Gamache to Quebec in the first place are all slowly and expertly revealed. Library Journal

  • “Her beautifully elegiac sixth book interweaves three story lines while plumbing the depths of Gamache’s grief. The result is sophisticated and moving—her best yet.”

    People (Editor’s Pick, 4 stars)

  • “Few writers in any genre can match Penny’s ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same scene. Increasingly ambitious in her plotting, she continues to create characters readers would want to meet in real life.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Penny’s first five crime novels in her Armand Gamache series have all been outstanding, but her latest is the best yet, a true tour de force of storytelling…Penny hits every note perfectly in what is one of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably moving mysteries in years.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Superb…Brilliantly provocative and will appeal to fans of literary fiction, as well as to mystery lovers.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Gamache’s excruciating grief over a wrong decision, Beauvoir’s softening toward the unconventional, a plot twist so unexpected it’s chilling, and a description of Québec intriguing enough to make you book your next vacation there, all add up to a superior read. Bring on the awards.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Louise Penny’s portrait of Quebec City is as lovingly detailed and evocative as anything she has written, and her control over this intricate blending of history and mystery is absolute. Furthermore, the deepening of Gamache’s character is profoundly satisfying. The book, obviously, is a must-read for her fans, and demonstrates once again that she is in the first rank of crime-fiction writers in Canada, or indeed, in the world.”

    Globe and Mail

  • “Ralph Cosham’s excellent narration of Louise Penny’s newest mystery demonstrates why a terrific narrator is an author’s best partner…My only quibble is that the Penny-Cosham team kept me listening past my bedtime.”


  • Bury Your Dead has received more pre-release praise than any suspense novel in recent memory; I was a little skeptical at first, but I am here to tell you that it is well deserving of every word. And then some!”


  • Among longlisted titles for AudioFile Best Audiobooks, 2010
  • Winner of Agatha Awards - Winner, 2010
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2011 Anthony Award for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2010 Agatha Award for Best Novel
  • Winner of the 2011 Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel
  • Winner of the 2010 Dilys Award
  • Winner of the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • One of the 2010 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: Mysteries
  • A 2010 Booklist Top 10: Mysteries
  • A 2011 Barry Award Finalist for Best Novel
  • A 2011 Globe and Mail (Toronto) Best Books for Fiction
  • A 2010 Chicago Tribune Book of the Year: Mysteries
  • Selected for the October 2010 Indie Next List
  • Winner of the 2011 Nero Award
  • Winner of Anthony Awards - Winner, 2011
  • Nominated for Agatha Awards - Nominee, 2010
  • Winner of Anthony Awards - Winner, 2010
  • Winner of Macavity Award - Winner, 2011

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurel Doud | 2/19/2014

    " One of the most beautifully constructed books I've ever read. It was like a movie with gorgeous cuts and fades. An Oscar for Editing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Leslie Mcgilberry | 1/31/2014

    " Crime novel that keeps you guessing until the end, but what I enjoyed as much as the mystery was learning about the founding of Canada and the tension and distrust between the French and the English still today. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lisa Wakefield | 1/30/2014

    " How can it be that I haven't read Louise Penny? So many of the elements are home-runs for me - a Quebec City setting, a complicated detective, detailed plot line. Can't wait to read more from this Canadian author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Caroline Ingvaldsen | 12/23/2013

    " Latest title in this police procedural series set in Quebec is the best yet: characterization, plot and especially atmosphere and setting are superb. "

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