Bury your Dead

Bury your Dead

[a Chief Inspector Gamache Novel]

Audiobook CD - 2010
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It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache hascome 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? nbsp; 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.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, 2010
ISBN: 9781427210715
Branch Call Number: AB PENN BUR
Characteristics: 10 compact discs (13 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Cosham, Ralph


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Jun 15, 2017

Another Louise Penny gem. Burying one's dead is a rich theme in this tale:

The fallen soldiers, both English and French, on the contested Plains of Abraham; the Quebecois body found in an "English" historical society basement; the quest to find the remains of Samuel de Champlain; the ghosts from Gamache's past, who continue to haunt him in diverse and painful ways.

Apart from the pleasure of listening to this, my takeaway was a deeper understanding of early Canadian history, especially that of the city of Quebec. It is truly fascinating to read about the life of Champlain: (Best to wait till you finish the book to visit this link.)


librarylizzard Jul 30, 2015

Not my favorite of the Gamache series, but I did learn a lot of Quebec history in this installment. The most notable feature of this book is that Gamache is tortured by a previous investigation that resulted in the death of two officers, and carries this trauma through the book. If you are new to this series I would recommend starting with a different book :)

Jul 06, 2015

I ended my high school in the province of Quebec around 1970; Canadian history began by the discovery of New France and ended with the death of Montcalm ; anything after that was not worth teaching (even if the official history book ended well into the 20th century. The British army followed the Roman custom of retiring (after your 20 years of service) of having the common soldier retiring where where they last served. Many Scottish soldiers retired near Quebec and married local girls . My source is one of their (unilingual French) descendants.

Aug 04, 2011

Narrator voice was extremely monotone and difficult to listen to. Better to opt for the book if possible. Story seemed interesting despite the technical barriers. George Guidall is an excellent narrator and performed on Wally Lamb's "The Hour I first Believed." and other well-known authors.

mayfairlady Apr 11, 2011

Inspector Gamache is recuperating in Quebec City when he becomes embroiled in yet another case.
Good reader makes this an enjoyable audio.

M_Henderson Mar 23, 2011

Another outstanding audiobook version of the "Three Pines" mystery series. Louise Penny offers challenging plots, compelling (not always likeable) characters, and beautiful writing. Start with "Still Life" and work your way in order up to "Bury Your Dead" for a rewarding reading or listening experience. The audio is particularly good for listening to the pronounciation of the Quebecois words.

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