The ninth atmospheric and ingenious crime novel in the Three Pines series, featuring the beloved Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.
NOMINATED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER
There is more to solving a crime than following the clues.
Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache's world of facts and feelings.
As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. When he receives a message about a mysterious case in Three Pines, he is compelled to investigate - a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world has vanished.
The investigation gathers momentum and Gamache is drawn into a web of murder, lies and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city. Facing his most challenging, and personal, case to date, can he save the reputation of the Surete, those he holds dear and himself?
Ten million readers.
One inimitable Chief Inspector Gamache.
'Full of twists and turns . . . Wonderfully satisfying' KATE MOSSE
Subtle, elegant and beautifully written - Sunday Mirror
Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery - Daily Express
Clever, full of twists and turns, a wonderfully satisfying -- and moving -- addition to Penny's atmospheric, distinctive series - Kate Mosse
Penny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time with - Metro
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.