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  • 5 of 7 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500011033677 Main Available -
Fertile Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500011033669 Main Available -
Hawley Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500011033693 Main Available -
McIntosh Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500011033651 Main Checked out 12/07/2020
Moorhead Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500011033644 Main Checked out 12/15/2020
Godel Memorial-Warren Library PEN (Text) 35500005298847 Main Available -
Hallock Public Library PEN (Text) 35500005260953 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0312655479 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780312655471 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: pages cm.
    print
  • Edition: First Minotaur Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 2 / 5.0

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In Three Pines Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2013 July #1
    *Starred Review* When we last saw Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, he was solving the murder of a cloistered monk (The Beautiful Mystery, 2012). No problem there, but in the process, his relationship with his deputy, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, imploded, leaving Jean-Guy back on prescription drugs and in league with Gamache's enemies within the police force. That situation has only worsened, as Gamache's attempts to expose corruption and evil-doing at the highest levels of the force have prompted a vicious counterattack, leaving the chief inspector vulnerable professionally and personally. Into that cauldron comes a new murder case involving the death of the last surviving sister of quintuplets, whose birth and early life prompted a Canadian media frenzy in the mid-twentieth century. The dead woman has ties to a resident of Three Pines, the idyllic, off-the-grid village outside Montreal where several of Gamache's previous adventures have been set. Penny does something very clever here, something that heightens the tension and the emotional intensity of the novel: she not only puts Gamache in harm's way but also exposes Three Pines itself to defilement, forcing the reader to face the realization that a place too good for its time may cease to exist as we know it—a cozy setting under attack from a decidedly hard-boiled world. Penny has always used setting to support theme brilliantly, but here she outdoes herself, contrasting light and dark, innocence and experience, goodness and evil both in the emotional lives of her characters and in the way those characters leave their footprints on the landscape. Another bravura performance from an author who has reinvented the village mystery as profoundly as Dashiell Hammett transformed the detective novel. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Penny's last novel received a 100,000-copy first printing. This one triples that, only one indication that, in Penny's case, literary quality and commercial success are feeding one another. Copyright 2013 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 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 (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Subject: Women poets Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Police Québec (Province) Fiction
Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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