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

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.

Die Nacht der schwarzen Falter

Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644569812
Release Date: 2016-09-21
Genre: Fiction

Ein schöner Ort zum Sterben Das Leben in Valley Farm scheint perfekt: Hier im Nordosten Englands leben vier Ehepaare in einem abgeschiedenen Tal seit Jahren ganz für sich. Doch die Idylle trügt: Der junge Patrick Randall, als Haussitter im luxuriösesten Anwesen des Tals beschäftigt, wird tot am Wegesrand aufgefunden. Kommissarin Vera Stanhope übernimmt mit ihrem Team die Ermittlungen. Bei der Durchsuchung des Anwesens stoßen sie auf eine zweite männliche Leiche. Die einzige Gemeinsamkeit der zwei Opfer: eine Faszination für seltene Falter. Als die Sozialarbeiterin Shirley Hewarth kurz darauf ermordet wird, steht Kommissarin Vera Stanhope vor ihrem schwierigsten Fall: drei Tote, die nichts verbindet, und vier Familien, die ganz eigene Leichen im Keller haben ... «Eine Kommissarin, die man mögen muss!» (Freundin) «Ann Cleeves wird nicht umsonst in England als die neue Queen of Crime gehandelt.» (WDR, Buch der Woche)

Tote Wasser

Author: Ann Cleeves
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644505315
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Genre: Fiction

Als in einem Fischerboot die Leiche des Journalisten Jerry Markham entdeckt wird, ruft man Hilfe vom Festland: Anstelle von Jimmy Perez, der noch unter dem Tod seiner Verlobten leidet, soll die junge Willow Reeves auf den Shetlands ermitteln. Trotz seiner Apathie regt sich Widerstand in dem Detective. Die junge Kollegin ist ihm entschieden zu forsch. Das ungleiche Paar begibt sich auf Spurensuche: Markham, Sohn aus reichem Haus, war als Frauenheld bekannt. Er hatte die Inseln nach einem Skandal verlassen müssen. Warum also war er zurückgekehrt? Die Spur führt zu den Ölfeldern in der Bucht Sullum Voe, über die der Tote einen Artikel schreiben wollte ... Die Fortsetzung der preisgekrönten Shetland-Serie. «Absolut fesselnd und eine spannende Entdeckung!» (Freundin)

Agatha Raisins erster Fall

Author: M. C. Beaton
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732519965
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Genre: Fiction

Agatha Raisin ist jung und ehrgeizig, als sie den Sprung aus dem Armenviertel von Birmingham ins schicke Londoner Mayfair schafft, wo sie in der PR-Branche Karriere machen will. Doch erst als der reiche Sir Bryce Teller unter Verdacht gerät, seine Frau ermordet zu haben, bekommt die kleine Assistentin ihre große Chance. Durch ihre Ermittlungen kann Agatha beweisen, dass sie eine ausgebuffte Pressefrau ist und ein untrügliches Gespür für knifflige Kriminalfälle besitzt - ein Gespür, das ihr Jahre später zu lokaler Berühmtheit verhelfen wird - Eine spannende und unterhaltsame Kurzgeschichte über die ersten Schritte der britischen Privatermittlerin Agatha Raisin. Exklusiv als E-Book und mit ausführlicher Leseprobe vom neuen Buch der Cozy-Crime-Reihe "Agatha Raisin und der Tote im Wasser". Weitere Kriminalfälle um Agatha Raisin von M.C. Beaton: Agatha Raisin und der tote Richter, Agatha Raisin und der tote Tierarzt, Agatha Raisin und die tote Gärtnerin, Agatha Raisin und die Tote im Feld, Agatha Raisin und der tote Ehemann, Agatha Raisin und die tote Urlauberin, Agatha Raisin und der Tote im Wasser.

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.

Bury Your Dead

Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429945524
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Fiction

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec 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 quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it? Although he is supposed to be on leave, Gamache cannot walk away from a crime that threatens to ignite long-smoldering tensions between the English and the French. Meanwhile, he is receiving disquieting 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.

Im Koma

Author: Joy Fielding
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641027896
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Fiction

Der Mörder an deinem Bett Casey Marshall führt ein sorgloses Leben in Philadelphia, umgeben von der Liebe ihres Mannes Warren und erfüllt von ihrem Beruf. Bis zu jenem Tag, an dem ihre Welt zusammenbricht – und sie einem furchtbaren Autounfall zum Opfer fällt. Als Casey im Krankenhaus das Bewusstsein wiedererlangt, wird sie von Panik erfasst: Um sie herum herrscht Dunkelheit, sie kann sich nicht bewegen und nicht sprechen. Doch der wahre Alptraum steht ihr noch bevor, denn sie muss erkennen, dass ihr Unfall in Wirklichkeit ein heimtückischer Anschlag war. Und bald weiß sie – der Mörder ist in ihrer Nähe und wartet nur darauf, sein grausames Werk zu vollenden ...

The Cruelest Month

Author: Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429939818
Release Date: 2008-03-04
Genre: Fiction

"Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famous by Agatha Christie. . . . The book's title is a metaphor not only for the month of April but also for Gamache's personal and professional challenges---making this the series standout so far." --Sarah Weinman Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat. It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. . . When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil---until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along? Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.

Solange du atmest

Author: Joy Fielding
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783641190613
Release Date: 2017-07-03
Genre: Fiction

Als Psychotherapeutin und mit eigener verkorkster Familiengeschichte glaubt Robin, alle menschlichen Abgründe zu kennen. Doch dann erhält sie eines Tages während einer Sitzung einen Anruf, der sie völlig aus der Fassung bringt. Ihre Schwester Melanie, zu der sie jahrelang keinen Kontakt hatte, teilt ihr mit, dass jemand brutal auf ihren Vater, seine neue Frau Tara und deren zwölfjährige Tochter geschossen hat. Tara erliegt kurz darauf ihren Verletzungen. Obwohl Robin zweifelt, dass es das Richtige ist, sich den Geistern der Vergangenheit zu stellen, macht sie sich auf den Weg in ihren Heimatort. Ihr ist klar, dass es viele Menschen gibt, die einen Grund hätten, ihren Vater zu hassen – allen voran ihre eigene Familie. Aber was für ein Monster schießt auf eine Zwölfjährige?