Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues.
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust...
The New York Times BestsellerIt's Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead...When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A séance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death. In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall?
The number one New York Times bestseller A DETECTIVE As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department and hostile forces are lining up against him.
A DISAPPEARANCE When Gamache receives a message about a mysterious case in Three Pines, he is compelled to investigate -- a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world has vanished.
A DEADLY CONCLUSION As he begins to shed light on the investigation, he is drawn into a web of murder, lies and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city. Facing his most challenging, and personal, case to date, can Gamache save the reputation of the Söretö, those he holds dear and himself?
Evocative, gripping and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction from international bestselling author Louise Penny will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Former Chief Inspector of Homicide, Armand Gamache, has found a peace he'd never imagined possible, away from the front line of the police and in the tranquil village of Three Pines. But when his friend Clara Morrow asks for help, he can't bring himself to refuse her, despite the old wounds it threatens to re-open. Clara's husband, Peter, is missing, having failed to come home on the first anniversary of their separation, as promised.
As Gamache journeys further into Quebec, he is drawn deeper into the tortured mind of Peter Morrow, a man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist that he would sell his soul. As Gamache gets closer to the truth, he uncovers a deadly trail of jealousy and deceit. Can Gamache bring Peter, and himself, home safely? Or in searching for answers, has he placed himself, and those closest to him, in terrible danger . . .
From number one New York Times bestselling author, Louise Penny, comes an evocative, immersive novel brimming with atmosphere and heart-stopping suspense -- her most ingenious novel to date.
The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force.
But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets...
Celebrating ten years of Chief Inspector Gamache, this collector's edition contains an exclusive, illuminating and in-depth profile of Louise Penny, creator of one of the most enduring and distinctive characters in crime fiction.
Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. His boundless sense of adventure and vivid imagination mean he has a tendency to concoct stories so extraordinary and so far-fetched that no one can possibly believe him. But when Laurent disappears, former Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.So begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. And what Gamache uncovers deep in the forest leads back to crimes of the past, betrayal and murder, with more sinister consequences than anyone could have possibly imagined . . .From number one bestseller Louise Penny comes an ingenious, powerful and page-turning novel that will hold you in its grip until the final page.
Former Chief Inspector Gamache has been hunting killers his entire career and as the new commander of the Súreté Academy, he is given the chance to combat the corruption and brutality that has been rife throughout the force. But when a former colleague and professor of the Súreté Academy is found murdered, with a mysterious map of Three Pines in his possession, Gamache has an even tougher task ahead of him.When suspicion turns to Gamache himself, and his possible involvement in the crime, the frantic search for answers takes the investigation to the village of Three Pines, where a series of shattering secrets are poised to be revealed . . .Ingenious, gripping, and powerful, A Great Reckoning is the new spellbinding novel from number one bestseller, Louise Penny. Evocative and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Les voeux d'une héritière
« Je le veux. » Rien ne pouvait davantage réjouir Max Montigny que d'entendre Margot Duvernay lui promettre amour et fidélité. Autrefois rejeté par la famille de la belle héritière, il a connu le pire. Jusqu'à ce que, à force de volonté et de travail, il revienne sur le devant de la scène. Aujourd'hui, afin de préserver son domaine et les vignobles de champagne dont elle est la PD-G, Margot n'a eu d'autre choix que de l'épouser. Et cette union sous contrainte est pour lui la plus délicieuse des vengeances...
Mariée à Dante Vittori
Épouser Dante Vittori ? À cette seule pensée, Alisha frémit tout entière. Bien qu'il soit l'objet de tous ses fantasmes, le bel Italien est son ennemi juré. Certes, il ne s'agirait que d'une union de convenance entre eux, et qui lui garantirait des fonds inépuisables pour la fondation qu'elle dirige. Mais à côtoyer Dante, ne risque-t-elle pas de perdre tout contrôle ? Les risques sont bien réels, en effet : chaque regard échangé pourrait éroder sa résistance, et la frontière entre haine et amour se troubler dangereusement...
L'amant du palazzo
Dès son arrivée en Italie, Lily découvre, atterrée, que Marco di Lucchesi, pour qui elle doit travailler pendant plusieurs semaines, n'est autre que l'homme avec lequel elle a récemment eu une altercation, qui l'a beaucoup déstabilisée. Car sous la colère et le mépris de celui qui était alors un inconnu, elle a perçu un désir troublant. Comment, dans ces conditions, pourra-t-elle côtoyer Marco di Lucchesi pendant toute la durée de sa mission ?
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