Title: The Cruelest Month (Three Pines Mysteries, ...
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Stated first U.S. edition. Black remainder mark on lower page edges. DJ shows light edge wear, light shelf rubbing. Book is very clean and binding is tight. Slight page foxing. 311 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 59507
?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.?
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 are hoping to rid the town of its evil---until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along?
Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.
From the Back Cover:
It?s spring in the tiny, forgotten village of Three Pines.
But not everything is meant to return to life...
When a group of villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil?until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death? Or was the victim somehow helped along?
THE CRUELEST MONTH
Enter Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. He knows evil when he sees it. But this time, he?s investigating a case that will force him to face his very own ghosts...as well as those residing in this seemingly idyllic town. Are the residents of Three Pines hiding something great and sinister about their past? Or is April about to deliver on its fateful threat?
?If you don?t give your heart to Gamache, you may have no heart to give.??Kirkus Review (starred review)
?Penny takes exquisite care to create, flesh out, and nurture.??Cleveland Plain Dealer
?The cozy mystery has a graceful practitioner?in Louise Penny.??The New York Times
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