A Fatal Grace: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel: 2

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A Fatal Grace: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel: 2

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Something I think is very interesting is that Gamache did something in the past that ended any upward movement of his career. He accepts it and is a very happy guy anyway, either because of or in spite of continuous inner reflection. There is trouble brewing in the future and he knows it. People are scheming to take him down even further than a stalled career. I want to know more and I want to know what Gamache plans to do about it.

A Fatal Grace: Thick in Laughter; Layered in Meaning | The A Fatal Grace: Thick in Laughter; Layered in Meaning | The

Chief Inspector Armand Gamach of the Sûreté du Québec received the call while with his wife – he was immediately headed to Three Pines where he’d investigated a murder the previous year. There had been another murder. Who published it again?' He couldn't seem to help himself. She was silent. 'Oh, I remember now,' he said. 'No one wanted it. That must have been horrible.' He paused for a moment, wondering whether to twist the knife. Oh, what the hell. Might as well. 'How'd that make you feel?' Did he imagine the wince?Nobody likes the victim of the murder, which makes the job harder for Gamache. As a reader, I was cheering for Gamache to solve the crime, but not because of the unlikeable CC de Poiters. She was as different a character from the victim of the first book, Jane, as you could possibly be. They’re all distinguishable and unique enough not to get them mixed up, and it’s quite apparent most of them are hiding things beneath the surface, and it’s only a matter of time before Gamache pulls it all out into the light. However, I do want to say while they’re all definitely suspicious, they are far from being unlikable. And I love it. The village of Three Pines and its stubborn, gentle (and occasionally murderous) folk who insist on living in a place that would kill you if you ran out of firewood. I was also interested in the continuing story of Gamache’s stalled career. I feel that the surface has been barely scratched in this sub-plot and I’m so curious as to how it will play out. Gamache was the best of them, the smartest and bravest and strongest because he was willing to go into his own head alone, and open all the doors there, and enter all the dark rooms. And make friends with what he found there.”

A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny | Waterstones

Terrific. Like a virtuoso, Penny plays a complex variation on the theme of the clue hidden in plain sight. A winning traditional mystery.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) Now that I have read every book in the series, I am even more convinced that the village of Three Pines sounds like a perfect place to live and the characters in these books feel like people I have known for years. Every book gets better and I just hope this series never ends!In this case, a particularly unpleasant woman is murdered in a very complicated and public way while attending a curling match. Sitting at the front of the crowd, the victim stands up, touches the chair in front of her and is promptly electrocuted. I like this book somewhat better than the first book, Still Life, and I rate it about 3.5 stars, anticipating that the best is yet to come. I guessed the murderer early on, but I get the feeling that whodunnit is less important to these books than the local color, the ambience, the sweet community. Winter is the main character, in a way, in this one; Peter finds a heart etched in the frost on his window by Clara one morning: The execution method in question is what prompted the need for Gamache’s expertise on this one. The victim was electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake while watching the annual curling tournament, right in front of the entire village. Naturally, none of them saw anything, and if anyone did, they might just keep it to themselves considering CC’s reputation.

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In this same conversation, Madame Longpré says this: “I only became really happy after my family was killed.” The book is about the murder by electrocution on Christmas of the despicable C.C. de Poitiers, a character we love to hate. But it is also about the power of words and how they save and how they hurt. And it is about the agony of the people they destroy. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny is a top-notch second entry into the Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery series, offering a truly well-crafted and compelling mystery moving onward with little pause, set in a beautifully-described world populated by captivating multi-faceted characters. He wondered how long before that world would explode. He hoped he'd be around to see it. But not too close. Oh, there indeed is rest here, though - a bit, and some stupor too. But there is no clear-eyed judgement on the part of the residents.Meanwhile, Gamache is astonished when Clara proudly shows him the Li Bien ornament Peter gave her for Christmas, which is exactly like the ball CC supposedly used as the basis for her garbled philosophy. The glass ball is painted with three pine trees, the word Noël, and a single capital letter, L. Was it the picture of the trees that prompted CC to buy the monstrous old Hadley house in Three Pines? Awkwardly, Peter is forced to confess that while he meant to buy Clara something for He'd already become cruel in her company. And he'd begun despising himself. But not quite as much as he despised her. Three Pines was a pretty little village and as it was nearing Christmas, it was bitterly cold with snow and ice surrounding the cottages, the bistro, the B&B as well as the village green; even the lake was completely iced over. CC de Poitiers had been despised by all – no one person was sorry about her death. But Gamach was determined to discover who had murdered her; he rarely failed. Kudos, Madam Penny, for intriguing me greatly. I am eager to see what else you have in store for this series.

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