A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny audiobook

A Fatal Grace: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

By Louise Penny
Read by Ralph Cosham

Macmillan Audio 9780312352561

The Chief Inspector Gamache Novels: Book 2

10.52 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781427258328

Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel! From the Dagger award winning author Louise Penny comes the second Armand Gamache mystery set in the stunning countryside of Quebec. 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 the entire village, as she watched the annual curling tournament. And yet no one saw anything. Who could have been insane enough to try such a macabre method of murder—or brilliant enough to succeed? With his trademark compassion and courage, Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life to find the dangerous secrets long buried there. For a Quebec winter is not only staggeringly beautiful but deadly, and the people of Three Pines know better than to reveal too much of themselves. But other dangers are becoming clear to Gamache. As a bitter wind blows into the village, something even more chilling is coming for Gamache himself.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel

A 2008 Audie Award Finalist for Best Mystery Book

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2007 KLIATT Editor’s Choice Audiobook

A 2007 American Bookseller Association Book of the Year

Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel! From the Dagger award winning author Louise Penny comes the second Armand Gamache mystery set in the stunning countryside of Quebec. 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 the entire village, as she watched the annual curling tournament. And yet no one saw anything. Who could have been insane enough to try such a macabre method of murder—or brilliant enough to succeed? With his trademark compassion and courage, Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life to find the dangerous secrets long buried there. For a Quebec winter is not only staggeringly beautiful but deadly, and the people of Three Pines know better than to reveal too much of themselves. But other dangers are becoming clear to Gamache. As a bitter wind blows into the village, something even more chilling is coming for Gamache himself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This perfect blend of police procedural and closed-room mystery finds its solution, as in the best of those traditions, in the slow unlayering of a sorrowful past.” Houston Chronicle
“A traditional and highly intelligent mystery…sure to create great reader demand for more stories featuring civilized and articulate Chief Inspector Gamache…Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Remarkably, Penny manages to top her outstanding debut. Gamache is a prodigiously complicated and engaging hero, destined to become one of the classic detectives.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Gamache, a smart and likable investigator—think Columbo with an accent, or perhaps a modern-day Poirot—systematically wades his way through the pool, coming upon a few surprises along the way…This is a fine mystery in the classic Agatha Christie style, and it is sure to leave mainstream fans wanting more." Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

by Holly 9/13/2017
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Love this series!

Louise Penny is fabulous. I loved “Still Life,” and this second entry in the Inspector Armand Gamache series is just as good. Penny is a great writer, blending humor, intriguing mystery, and quirky characters into a delightful cozy set in a small Canadian village. She is a reader’s writer, one who makes the reader feel smart as the mystery unfolds. Also, Ralph Cosham was a good choice for the narration of this audiobook. His steady, careful delivery works well. I highly recommend this one.

Author

Author Bio: Louise Penny

Author Bio: Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Toronto Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She is also coauthor with Hillary Rodham Clinton of the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller State of Terror. She has won numerous awards, including eight Agatha Awards and a CWA Dagger, and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English