Bury Your Dead



[Download] ➾ Bury Your Dead ➹ Louise Penny – E17streets4all.co.uk It is Winter Carnival in uebec 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 B It is Winter Carnival in uebec 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 uest for the remains of the founder of uebec Samuel de Champlain ends in murder Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it Although he is supposed to be on leave Bury Your Kindle - Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long smoldering tensions between the English and the French Meanwhile he is receiving disuieting 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 astonishing novel Gamache must relive the terrible event of his own past before he can bury his dead.Bury Your Dead

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels She has won numerous awards including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award seven times and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel In she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture Louise lives in a small village south of.

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10 thoughts on “Bury Your Dead

  1. says:

    I just love this series This is the sixth book in the Armand Gamache Series I love the characters and love Three Pines The characters have become my friends They are so real and yet so uirky I remember when I first started the series I thought that I would never remember all of their names because there seemed to be so many people but now I can easily recall each person And of course the continuity is always provided by Chief Inspector Armand Gamache who is a central character in each novelI had intended to savor this book and read it slowly but from page one I got hooked and I couldn't stop because I had to find out how all these stories would be concluded Louise's ability to juggle so many situations and characters at the same time is amazing Some people considered this series to be cozies but they are much in depth than a cozy especially Bury Your Dead Armand Gamache is taking a break from police work after a particularly traumatic case that left him and members of his team both physically and emotionally wounded When a dead body is found in the Literary and Historical Society basement one of the employees recognizes Gamache and reuests his assistance The body leads to another mystery surrounding the founder of uebec Samuel de Champlain Meanwhile Gamache is plagued by a uestion from a previous case in Three Pines and sends Jean Guy to uietly re investigate to see if they missed or mis read cluesBury Your Dead takes you to several locations throughout Canada but her skill in tying it all back to Three Pines and the residents there is wonderful I have no desire to spoil any of the storylines for you so I will just say that if you like your reading to include sly wit heartbreaking emotions and a deep understanding of what makes us human this is the book and series for you Enjoy “It's a blessing Madame Gamache and I had at our wedding It was read at the end of the ceremonyNow you will feel no rainFor each of you will be shelter for the otherNow you will feel no coldFor each of you will be warmth for the otherNow there is no loneliness for youNow there is no lonelinessNow you are two persons but there is one life before youGo now to your dwelling placeTo enter into the days of your togethernessAnd may your days be good and long upon this earthApache Blessing”I highly recommend this series and recommend that you read them in order

  2. says:

    As I said it before Inspector Gamache series is my favorite of the mystery genre and this 6th installment did not disappoint If anything the books are getting better and better Again I have to underline that this series should be read in order for a better understanding of the characters the plot This one is especially connected with the one before it SPOILERS about the previous book aheadThis novel has three connecting plots there are three mysteries to uncover one by Gamache one by Inspector Beauvoir and the last one by us the reader Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is on leave because something very bad happened to him and his team and he decides to visit his good friend in uebec City There he stumbles upon another murder as one does at the Literary and Historical Society The dead person is a crazy historian obsessed to find the remains of the founder of uebec Samuel de Champlain For the 2nd mystery Gamache consumed by doubt asks the PTSD suffering Beauvoir to check again all the evidence about the murder of the Hermit and try to see if he can prove Olivier not guilty Finally we are slowly revealed what happened with the team that left Gamache and Beauvoir scarred both physically and psychologicallyWhat I loved about this novel was that the three mysteries integrated very well into each other that I learned about the history of uebec and off course that I got to spend time with my friends from the Sûreté du uébec and Three Pines

  3. says:

    What can I say? Another excellent encounter with Inspector Gamache

  4. says:

    Number six in this series which keeps getting better and betterBury Your Dead takes place six months after The Brutal Telling and one of our Three Pines characters is languishing in gaol convicted of murder A lot has happened to Gamache and his team in that six months including major injuries and deaths all of which is revealed slowly as the book progressesTwo mysteries run parallel in this book Gamache is in uebec recovering emotionally as well as physically from the earlier traumatic events He accidentally becomes involved in a murder case which he helps the local police solve Meanwhile he directs Jean Guy Beauvoir to take his convalescence in Three Pines and try to make sure that they did convict the right person of murderAltogether a story about mistakes and guilt and how you learn to live with them Gamache of course is his usual self He grieves deeply but he is also able to acknowledge his mistakes and eventually 'bury his dead'An emotional book altogether but it has happier times too One highlight is a very special reunion at the end and there is also the amazing Ruth to add a touch of humour A great read

  5. says:

    I seldom give five stars to a book and I'm delighted to do so with Bury Your Dead I read this at the beginning of my Christmas holiday and it was a perfect book to pull me out of my work world into relaxation I couldn't put it downIt's actually about three crimes in one book a terrorist plot barely averted from which Chief Inspector Armande Gamache of the homicide division of the Surete du uebec is recovering; a murder in a small tourist village by the Vermont border for which a greedy gay bistro owner has been convicted and imprisoned possibly wrongly; and the murder of an annoying amateur archaeologist in the basement of a historical English library in the middle of the old walled city of uebecThe pacing is slower than usual for a mystery It reads like literary fiction and has the character development of literary fiction but with a plot that is unrelenting The history back to 1608 when Samuel de Champlain landed at Kebec the 'place where the river narrows' and started a colony for France and Catholicism is compelling The tragedy of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1769 at which the English General Wolfe defeated French General Montcalm and lost New France to the English and to Canada is an open wound that throbs beneath the plot The cultural tensions of English and French in uebec City are hauntingly and compassionately laid out You'll read about common mistakes of bilingualism 'The night is a strawberry' is one that anglophones commit For all that it's a story about letting go about bearing one's personal and cultural history but also about adapting and forgiving and moving on Lots of stuff for a great discussion for the right group

  6. says:

    Dear Lousy Louise PennyYou really know how to hurt a boy You make ex nihilo people whose reality I completely buy into whose very existence in a well ordered Universe is simply necessary and then you give them real human flaws and dreadfully painful pasts and generally screw with my realityfictionality compassAnd then you make them do yucky tacky things And even vile evil ones And somehow throughout that process you don't make me dislike them or even judge them You make me wince and cringe for their foolishness and then weep in anticipatory pain for the inevitable conseuences of the actions YOU Puppet Mistress of the Damned make them performI just want to know one thing How did you make so many people suffer these same pangs with only a few flicks of your cruel cruel pen?Your friendLittle Richie DSo if you're on the Three Pines Express I don't need to sell this book to you I do need to let you know a few things about it 1 Not very much of it involves Three Pines Clara or the bookstore 2 The manner in which Lousy Louise stitches the three story lines together is disconcerting and very effective most of the time; when a fourth story line is added it becomes too much and feels like short shrift is given to some fan favorites 3 Gamache and Jean Guy are the primary movers in the stories and each comes across as a multidimensional character with new and unexpected dimensions; but both are also reuired to do a little too much on the page soul searching for effectiveness and the end result is each character now feels a little fictional than beforeAnd we are ALL OVER THE PLACE all the time I truly truly wish we weren't given a picture that's uite so fractured It's not uite as much fun as previous outings but it's still head and shoulders above the vast majority of non four hankies and a pistol books It's a fine addition to the body of work Penny's accumulating to be appreciated by the intelligent thoughful commoner with nothing to prove

  7. says:

    35 stars In this sixth book in the 'Chief Inspector Armand Gamache' series the Chief Inspector of the Sureté de uébec and his associate Inspector Jean Guy Beauvoir are recovering from severe injuries incurred during a recent police action While they're regaining their strength Gamache looks into a murder in uébec City and Beauvoir investigates a case in Three Pines The book provides enough background to be read as a standaloneTo get a bit of rest Gamache is visiting his mentor in uébec City where he spends his days in the Literary and Historical Society Lit and His researching a historical battle When the body of a local man Augustin Renaud is found in the Lit and His basement Gamache is asked to assist with the murder investigation It turns out that Renaud was an eccentric historian obsessed with locating the missing body of Samuel de Champlain the explorer and soldier who founded uébec City in 1608 Renaud had been digging up sites all over the city and had presumably sneaked into the Lit and His to have a look there All this is complicated by the fact that the Lit and His is an English establishment in the midst of the majority French population of uébec City many of whom are separatists ie want uebec to separate from Canada Thus finding the French hero's body on 'English soil' would increase the antagonism between English and French residentsMeanwhile Inspector Beauvoir has been dispatched to the village of Three Pines to secretly re investigate the murder of a hermit Bistro owner Olivier was convicted of the crime but there are now doubts about his guilt So Beauvoir pretends to be on vacation while he looks into the matter The book rotates among three story lines Gamache looking for Renaud's murderer; Beauvoir re investigating the hermit case; and both detectives recalling the event that led to their injuries a disaster involving a kidnapped police inspector a bomb and many deathsAs the story unfolds the author provides a glimpse into the history of uebec how the region was stolen from the Cree Indians; the battles between the English and French vying for the land; how bodies of soldiers and early settlers are buried all over the place; and so on The book also offers a feel for the current appearance and atmosphere of uébec City with it's high surrounding wall and vintage buildings and since the story occurs in winterthe snow sleet wind icy streets and arctic temperatures I almost felt like donning a parka and mitts while reading the book While doing his historical research and investigating the Renaud murder Gamache meets an array of interesting characters most of them on the Board of Directors of the Lit and His He also eats numerous warm baguettes with delicious French meals and walks his beloved German Shepherd Henri who is endearingly cowardly and loves to catch snowballs Poor Henri can't fathom why the 'balls' disappear the second he snags them Ha ha ha 😊🐶 For his part Beauvoir gets to hobnob with the usual array of Three Pines residents including artist Clara bookstore owner Myrna café owner Gabri crotchety poet Ruth and others I missed Ruth's duck who had taken off south for the winter I enjoyed the three plotlines but found the book a little slow moving in places especially the parts detailing the physical and psychological injuries of the detectives Still a good addition to the ''Three Pines series recommended to mystery fansYou can follow my reviews at

  8. says:

    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache must wrestle with the core of his being in this next novel of Louise Penny’s ongoing series The piece opens with Gamache in uebec City ready to enjoy a winter carnival He’s on leave as is the rest of his Sûreté du uébec Homicide suad after a brutal terror attack left many dead While taking the time to hone his knowledge of uebec history the murder of local amateur archeologist Augustin Renaud creates uite the buzz Found at the Literary and Historical Society Renaud was said to have been trying to unearth the body of uebec’s founder Samuel de Champlain Eager to offer his assistance Gamache gains access to the investigation and begins to poke around while also using his mentor and long time friend to discuss matters of policing and personal politics Without needing his compatriots Gamache sends Inspector Beauvoir back to Three Pines to covertly reexamine the case of local resident Olivier Brulé whom series readers will know was arrested and convicted of murder at the end of the previous novel Could it be that Olivier is innocent after all as his partner Gabri has been touting in daily letters to the Chief Inspector? While there Beauvoir interacts with Three Pines residents many of whom have nothing but disdain for this man who chose not to support their friend Beauvoir recounts to the locals some of the happenings related to the aforementioned terror event explaining the step by step process that had Gamache in the middle of trying to save one of his new agents without ceding complete control to a farmer with a mission In the present case Gamache is trying to wrestle with the idea of his connection to the uebecois something that parallels a nationalism many feel for their country Penny explores this struggle throughout pushing her protagonist into the middle as he tries to find not only the killer but to examine how the Literary and Historical Society—an Anglophone organization in the heart of French uebec—has survived this long and what take they have had on Champlain and his role in uebec’s founding With three criminal investigations on the go within the single narrative there is much to discover and explore but nothing will be clear cut nor will happy endings be bountiful Penny has really pushed the reader to their limits with this one seeking to juggle multiple crimes in a series of time periods Recommended to series fans who have a great handle on the characters and writing style At this point I would suggest new readers begin where the series began and progress accordinglyLouise Penny has taken a significant gamble at this point in the series and I can see where some might bemoan her decision though I do not entirely agree with the criticism This story straddles three cases all of which reveal themselves in the narrative though their timelines differ greatly Additionally Penny seeks to explore uebec nationalism and paint her protagonist into a corner as he works in uebec City Let us first explore the characters who appear and evolve on the page then tackle some of the narrative and other parts of this complicated novel Gamache has grown so much over the past few novels that the series reader might not expect as much development as can be found in this sixth piece Not only does the reader discover some of Gamache’s deeply held beliefs as a uebecois but also what drives him as a leader and a man Penny does well to explore these most sensitive aspects of her protagonist without pulling him from the job for which readers have come to love him The other characters prove to be a mish mash receiving some minor development but Jean Guy Beauvoir deserves a few lines here His icy demeanour is one that series readers know well so tossing him into the Three Pines community without the shield of Gamache was sure to prove entertaining Beauvoir forged into the area armed with trying to see if his own notions about the guilt of one resident could stand after exploring some evidence This also forced him to engage with the locals thereby testing his ability to work independently and stop the incessant judging of all things Anglophone Penny does a decent job of coaxing out some development with this plot line The story is actually three as mentioned before While I thoroughly enjoyed them all I felt throughout that the ‘terror cell’ should have been its own story novel or novella as it kept things somewhat confusing While series readers are an intelligent bunch and I am the last person to criticise an bestselling author I felt things got too clouded throughout Penny would have done well to explore the terror cell theme in a stand alone piece #55? and allow obliue reference to it in this piece rather than trying to juggle everything Gamache still ends up in uebec City for this novel Beauvoir is still able to return to Three Pines on his own but the reader has that intense storyline out of the way and free from constant flashbacks A throughly enriching experience can be found in this novel which taps not only into Canadiana but plunges headlong into the depths of Canadian and uebec politics on a level that is both complicated and much needed I applaud the political dignity Penny utilises in this hot potato topic and hope she will not shy away from the uebecois struggles within her protagonist as the series continuesKudos Madam Penny for keeping me enthralled And nowyour sole short story in the collection Let’s have a lookLikehate the review? 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  9. says:

    Many readers have fallen in love with Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache books especially Bury Your Dead and it’s easy to see why Her descriptions of place are gentle and thorough lifting every cover and opening every cupboard of a setting until we feel that we’re strolling down the streets of Old uebec or pushing our way through the waist high snow of a Canadian villageHer characters are also the beneficiaries of this intelligent and pleasant cataloging We’re treated to wonderful physical descriptions of the important personas then are given a trip inside their heads and hearts as they move through her drama The intimate 3rd person narration gives one the sensation of riding along on the shoulders of the characters like an invisible eyeUnfortunately the same pre occupation with detail and intricacy doesn’t always work well with plots and it’s here that Penny loses me There’s a fine mystery series convention the standard “A” and “B” story lines A being the crisis of the moment B being the protagonist’s ongoing life issues that’s worked well for thousands of mystery writers and their books Bury Your Dead however is a riot of plot lines an attempt to weave together four separate mysteries only two of which have even a passing connection to each other That’s a lot of balls to keep in the air A and B are fine; when you toss in a C and a D you better be prepared to wrap it up well Unfortunately I think Penny bit off than she could chew with the result that I was left feeling that none of the stories were given their due or ended particularly well view spoilerAdd to that the unbelievable coincidence of a son killing a father without recognizing him and numerous traits of minor characters that are difficult to swallow hide spoiler

  10. says:

    4★“Chief Inspector Gamache knew that most killers didn’t consider their act a crime They’d somehow convinced themselves the victim had to die had brought it on themselves deserved to die It was a private execution” This is the sixth in the series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du uébec and it is a follow up to the previous book The Brutal Telling There are three threads to follow First Gamache is recovering from trauma Second Gamache is being pestered about the previous case in Three Pines the subject of the previous book Third a new murder has occurred in an historic building in old uebec City which is where his friend and revered mentor Superintendent Émile Comeau retired The author has written a very informative and welcome introduction about the old city and the library which is the centre of action for the new murder case This case revolves around the search for the bones of explorer and founder Samuel Champlain Anyone interested in early North American history will especially enjoy this I am ashamed of my ignorance of the relationship today between uebec and the rest of Canada The uebec sovereignty movement has Anglophones and Francophones English speakers and French speakers pitted against each other but what is unusual for North Americans it’s the Anglophones English who are the looked down upon minority But as Gamache thinks while their numbers may be small the Anglos still sense that they should be in charge it's their destiny to rule much like whites in South Africa The Separatists are outspoken This scene occurs when Gamache is being shown around“ ‘Les Anglais’ Gamache stopped ' ’Excusez moi?’‘Les têtes carré’ the young officer explained The suare heads ‘You will treat these people with respect’ said Gamache ‘They’re no tête carré than you and I are frogs’ His voice was hard sharp The officer stiffened ‘I meant no harm’‘Is that really true?’ Gamache stared at the young officer who stared back Finally Gamache smiled a little ‘You won’t solve this crime by insulting these people or mocking them Don’t be blinded’‘Yes sir’ ”This friction plays havoc with the murder investigation and who has what authority in an English library which is the last bastion of Anglo history in this French corner of the world Gamache has enjoyed visiting the library while he and his wife Reine Marie are staying with his old mentor while Gamache is on leave to recover from severe injuries both physical and psychological The author drip feeds us the circumstances of his injury in flashbacks which have left the chief inspector haunted and sleepless to the point that he gets up in the middle of the night to walk in the snow and bitter cold with only his enthusiastic young Shepherd Henri for company“Out they went Gamache gulping as the wind hit his face and took away his breath Then he turned his back and felt it shoving him Perhaps he thought this was a mistake But the storm was what he needed wanted Something loud dramatic challenging Something that could blot out all thought white them out” Meanwhile he receives daily letters from Gabri the partner of Olivier who was jailed for murder in the previous book He sends Beauvoir to Three Pines to deal with the situation while he is seconded to assist investigation in the libraryI found the mood of this book unsettling because Gamache is so unsettled I think He has always been a calm stable thoughtful presence in the past and we’ve been led not to doubt his judgment Now however he is doubting himself and we trek through the night blizzards as haunted by his memories as he is

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