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A Fatal Grace: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 2) by [Louise Penny]

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Praise for A Fatal Grace:

"The cozy mystery, which aims to charm as much as challenge, has a graceful practicioner of that artful dodge in Louise Penny."
The New York Times Book Review

“A traditional and highly intelligent mystery….sure to create great reader demand for more stories featuring civilized and articulate Chief Inspector Gamache…. Highly recommended.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“Remarkably, Penny manages to top her outstanding debut. Gamache is a prodigiously complicated and engaging hero, destined to become one of the classic detectives.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"For all the perplexing mechanics of the murder, and the snowed-in village setting, this is not the usual "cosy" or even a traditional mystery. It's a finely written, intelligent and observant book. Imbued with a constant awareness of the astonishing cold, this perfect blend of police procedural and closed-room mystery finds its solution, as in the best of those traditions, in the slow unlayering of a sorrowful past."
Houston Chronicle

"Gamache, a smart and likable investigator--think Columbo with an accent, or perhaps a modern-day Poirot--systematically wades his way through the pool, coming upon a few surprises along the way....This is a fine mystery in the classic Agatha Christie style, and it is sure to leave mainstream fans wanting more."
Booklist

“This book is a small and perfect literary jewel. Penny is the best writer of traditional mysteries to come along in decades. I haven’t read a book this beautifully written since
A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell.”
Kingston Observer

“Very simply, I loved this book. I expect you will, too.”
Mystery Scene magazine

“The cast of...

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Murder and a deep-North white Christmas are spellbindingly woven into a captivating story of love, loss, and intrigue in a picturesque Canadian village. Ralph Cosham captivates us with his beautiful rendering of the distinctive French-Canadian lilt and his deftness with the ever-present Francophone/Anglo interplay that is a permanent subtext in all of bilingual Quebec. His artistry of voice also highlights the subtlety of humor sprinkled throughout this engaging little story. And he does all this magic with no voicing. I actually had to go back and re-listen to some after I finished to be sure--and to be honest, I'm still not absolutely certain. Among the best narrations I've experienced. M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2008 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0011UGLRY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Minotaur Books; Reprint edition (May 15, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ May 15, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4850 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 418 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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LOUISE PENNY is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.

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