International phenomenon Louise Penny makes her Sphere debut with an ingenious mystery sure to delight readers of P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, and Donna Leon.
As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city's oldest buildings - a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries . . . a mystery Gamache must solve if he's to catch a present-day killer.
Steeped in luscious atmosphere, brimming with the suspense and wit that have earned Louise Penny a massive global following, Bury Your Dead is the most ingenious suspense novel of the year.
'Very powerful - Penny's best book to date . . . A stunner - Stephen Booth
Louise Penny writes like an angel and plots like the devil. Bury Your Dead had me on tenterhooks from the first page to the last - Alan Bradley
Bury Your Dead has two intelligent plots and, as a bonus, you get to know a bit of Canadian history - The Times
The author brings the intriguing story to life using ornate descriptions - Star Magazine
Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Quebec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.