A Rule Against Murder

Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748129652
Release Date: 2011-04-07
Genre: Fiction

Previously published as The Murder Stone The acclaimed fourth novel in the bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series, by international phenomenon and number one New York Times bestseller Louise Penny. It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all... 'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves 'Impossible to put down' Globe and Mail

A Rule Against Murder

Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Orbit Books
ISBN: 0751573310
Release Date: 2018-08-07
Genre:

Previously published as The Murder Stone 'Impossible to put down' Globe and Mail It's the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake. Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all... 'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

The Chief Inspector Gamache Series

Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781466888449
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Fiction

#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louse Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundles. A Rule Against Murder Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife are celebrating their anniversary at the luxurious, isolated Manoir Bellechasse. But when a dead body turns up in the midst of a family reunion, Gamache learns that the lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them. The Brutal Telling A stranger is found murdered in Olivier's Bistro in Three Pines, and Chief Inspector Gamache is dismayed to find Olivier's story full of holes. Gamache follows a trail of clues into the woods and across the continent before returning to Three Pines to confront the truth and the final, brutal telling. Bury Your Dead It's Winter Carnival in Quebec City, when Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate a dead body at the Literary and Historical Society. Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from Three Pines, and as past and present collide, he must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.

The Armand Gamache Series

Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781250186966
Release Date: 2017-10-10
Genre: Fiction

#1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author Louise Penny's beloved Chief Inspector Gamache mystery novels have received critical acclaim, won numerous awards, and have enthralled millions of readers. Featuring Chief Inspector of Homicide Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec, these extraordinary novels are here together for the first time in a fabulous ebook bundle. Still Life Gamache and his team are called to the scene of a suspicious death in Three Pines. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident, but Gamache smells something foul this Thanksgiving season. A Fatal Grace When CC de Poitiers is found dead the day after Christmas, electrocuted in the middle of a curling match, Gamache digs beneath the surface to find where the real secrets are buried. But it seems he has enemies of his own, and with the coming of the winter winds, something far more chilling is in store. The Cruelest Month A group of Three Pines villagers celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, hoping to rid the town of its evil-until one of their party dies of fright. Was it a natural death, or murder? As Gamache investigates, he will face his own ghosts as well as those residing in this seemingly idyllic town. A Rule Against Murder Gamache and his wife are celebrating their anniversary at the luxurious, isolated Manoir Bellechasse. When a dead body turns up in the midst of a family reunion, Gamache learns that the lodge is a place where visitors come to escape their past, until that past catches up with them. The Brutal Telling A stranger is found murdered in Olivier's Bistro in Three Pines, and Gamache is dismayed to find Olivier's story full of holes. Gamache follows a trail of clues into the woods and across the continent before returning to Three Pines to confront the truth and the final, brutal telling. Bury Your Dead It's Winter Carnival in Quebec City, when Gamache is called to investigate a dead body at the Literary and Historical Society. Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from Three Pines. A Trick of the Light When Three Pines artist Clara Morrow's former friend is found dead in her garden, Gamache finds the art world is one of shading and nuance, shadow and light. Even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light. The Beautiful Mystery Outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, where the monks are world-famous for their glorious chants. But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Gamache. How the Light Gets In As Christmas approaches, Gamache travels to Three Pines as a favor to the bookshop owner Myrna Landers, whose friend has gone missing. With mounting crises in his own homicide department, Gamache finds himself not only investigating a murder, but also seeking refuge for himself and his still-loyal colleagues--if such a refuge exists. The Long Way Home Happily retired in Three Pines, Gamache has finally found peace. But when Clara Morrow's artist husband, Peter, fails to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation, Gamache agrees to join her on a journey far from Three Pines in search of him. The Nature of the Beast When a boy prone to tall tales disappears from Three Pines, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his stories might have been true. So begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth, sending Gamache deep in the forest and setting off a sequence of events leading to murder, an old crime, and a betrayal. A monster once visited Three Pines, and put down deep roots. Now it is back. A Great Reckoning When an intricate old map, which was given to Armand Gamache on the first day if his new job, is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. The map leads Gamache to four young cadets in the Sûreté academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, one of the cadets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning.

Das M dchen das keiner wollte

Author: Diane Chamberlain
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644501010
Release Date: 2014-05-02
Genre: Fiction

Der Mond beleuchtete die Reihen von Tabakpflanzen, und ich beobachtete beim Gehen die Fenster im Farmhaus. Ich steckte die Hand in die Tasche und spürte den Fetzen Papier: morgen, um Mitternacht. North Carolina, 1960: Die 15-jährige Ivy Hart gehört zum White Trash: Sie arbeitet auf den Tabakfeldern in Grace County, einer von Gott verlassenen Gegend. Als die junge Sozialarbeiterin Jane die Familie Hart zu betreuen beginnt, kümmert sich zum ersten Mal wirklich jemand um das Mädchen: Ivy und Jane werden Freundinnen. Dann wird Ivy vom Sohn des Plantagenbesitzers schwanger. Doch ledige Mütter sind hier unerwünscht, die Sozialbehörden ergreifen unmenschliche Maßnahmen. Nur Jane kann Ivy jetzt noch helfen. Aber ist sie mutig genug, für ihre Überzeugung zu kämpfen? «Diane Chamberlain ist eine wunderbar talentierte Autorin. Jedes ihrer Bücher ist ein Juwel.» (Literary Times) «Eindringlich und packend. Dieses Buch wird Diane Chamberlains Fans ebenso begeistern wie Leserinnen von Jodi Picoult.» (Booklist) «Herzzerreißend. Ein fesselnder Roman, der tief in eine dunkle Ära der Geschichte eintaucht und sie gekonnt zum Leben erweckt.» (Publishers Weekly)

A Fatal Grace

Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429967242
Release Date: 2007-05-15
Genre: Fiction

Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for Best Novel! Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter—and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death. When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the Sûreté du Quebec, is called to investigate, he quickly realizes he's dealing with someone quite extraordinary. CC de Poitiers was electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake, in front of the entire village, as she watched the annual curling tournament. And yet no one saw anything. Who could have been insane enough to try such a macabre method of murder—or brilliant enough to succeed? With his trademark compassion and courage, Gamache digs beneath the idyllic surface of village life to find the dangerous secrets long buried there. For a Quebec winter is not only staggeringly beautiful but deadly, and the people of Three Pines know better than to reveal too much of themselves. But other dangers are becoming clear to Gamache. As a bitter wind blows into the village, something even more chilling is coming for Gamache himself.

Wo Licht und Schatten ist

Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426404751
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Genre: Fiction

Die Ruhe von Combe Island, einer abgeschiedenen Urlaubsoase für hochrangige Gäste aus Kultur und Politik, wird empfindlich gestört, als der weltberühmte Bestsellerautor Nathan Oliver aufgeknüpft am Leuchtturm der Insel gefunden wird. Oliver war jedoch nicht nur ein großer Literat – er war auch ein streitsüchtiger Egomane, dem es gelungen war, sich in kürzester Zeit sämtliche Inselgäste wie auch das Personal zum Feind zu machen. Jeder auf der Insel hätte ein Motiv gehabt, ihn zu töten. Nur einer scheint geeignet, den delikaten Fall schnell und diskret zu lösen: Commander Adam Dalgliesh. Wo Licht und Schatten ist von P. D. James: Spannung pur im eBook!

Love Like Blood

Author: Mark Billingham
Publisher: Goyalit
ISBN: 9783037920961
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Fiction

Der Bestseller aus Großbritannien! In einem friedlichen Wohnviertel wird eine Frau in ihrem eigenen Haus mit Säure begossen und brutal ermordet. Der Polizei fehlt jede Spur. Niemand scheint einen Grund gehabt zu haben, der Lehrerin etwas anzutun. Ihre Lebensgefährtin hingegen war Polizistin, und ermittelte in einer Reihe ungelöster Fälle die alle auf organisierte Ehrenmorde hindeuteten. War sie das eigentliches Ziel der Täter? DI Tom Thorne übernimmt die Ermittlungen und betritt eine gefährliche Welt, in der Familien ihre eigenen Gesetze haben. Thorne setzt alles daran, zu verhindern, dass Eltern im Namen der Ehre zu Mördern ihrer eigenen Kinder werden – und muss erfahren, was es bedeutet, wenn Liebe zu Blut gerinnt.

Schattenstill

Author: Tana French
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104007946
Release Date: 2012-06-06
Genre: Fiction

»WAS SIE ÜBER MORD WISSEN MÜSSEN: IN NEUNUNDNEUNZIG VON HUNDERT FÄLLEN BRICHT ER NICHT IN DAS LEBEN DER MENSCHEN EIN. SONDERN SIE ÖFFNEN IHM DIE TÜR.« In Broken Harbour, einer windgepeitschten Geisterstadt voller Bauruinen, ist eine ganze Familie ausgelöscht worden. Seltsame Löcher klaffen in den Wänden ihres Hauses. Kühl und methodisch beginnt Detective Mike Kennedy mit den Ermittlungen – doch Broken Harbour zieht auch ihn erbarmungslos in sein zerstörerisches Kraftfeld. »Tana French in Hochform: ein Meisterwerk.« Cosmopolitan »Die irische Autorin Tana French gehört längst zur Elite der europäischen Krimigarde. Auch nach diesem Buch weiß jeder, warum.« MDR »730 Seiten subtile Spannung. Spitzenklasse!« TV Movie »Ein packender Psychothriller, in dem alle Beteiligten einem Wahn verfallen sind.« Die Welt »Tana French ist eine der besten Crime-Autorinnen der Welt.« The Washington Post »Frenchs Bücher gehören zum Stärksten, was in den letzten Jahren an Krimis erschienen ist – nicht zuletzt, weil sie so viel mehr sind.« Brigitte »Das ist die hohe Schule des Krimischreibens.« Financial Times

The Nature of the Beast

Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 9781250022097
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Fiction

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here. A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back. Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next.

Wer die Toten weckt

Author: Aline Templeton
Publisher:
ISBN: 354826641X
Release Date: 2007
Genre:

Nach dem Tod ihrer Mutter gibt die Psychologin Jane Harvey eine Suchanzeige für ihre seit Jahren verschwundene Schwester Diana auf. Sie erhält eine E-Mail von einem gewissen Max Mason. Er berichtet, Diana habe für einige Wochen bei seiner Familie gearbeit