Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #6)

by Louise Penny

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassinglybeautiful.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 371 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.33 out of 5
  • Published September 28th 2010 by Minotaur Books
  • Original Title: Bury Your Dead
  • ISBN: 0312377045 (ISBN13: 9780312377045)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #6
  • Characters: Peter Morrow
  • Armand Gamache
  • Jean Guy Beauvoir
  • Clara Morrow
  • Gabriel Dubeau...more
  • Olivier Brulé
  • Ruth Zardo
  • Myrna Landers
  • Yvette Nichol
  • Sylvain Francoeur
  • Vincent Gilbert
  • Paul Morin...less
  • Literary Awards: Barry Award Nominee for Best Novel (2011)
  • Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel (2011)
  • Anthony Award for Best Novel (2011)
  • Dilys Award (2011)
  • Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel (2011) ...more Agatha Award for Best Novel (2010)
  • Nero Award (2011)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Mystery and Thriller (2010)...less

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come 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-smouldering 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 novel, Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.