Title: Bury Your Dead, Inspector Gamache Book 6
Author: Louise Penny
Publication Date: August 2, 2011
Genre: Fiction | Mystery
Synopsis: 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 four hundred years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?
Meanwhile, Gamache 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 a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead.
My Thoughts: Oh Three Pines how I love to come back and visit you… After the shocking events in the previous book The Brutal Telling, I came back hoping for closure and somehow Penny knew that’s exactly what I needed in BURY YOUR DEAD but I did not expect her to deliver another tragedy.
I love that the settings change throughout the series and this time Inspector Gamache seeks comfort in Quebec’s capitol city, Quebec City at the Literary and Historical Society. Penny weaves a lot of Quebec City’s rich, historical past into this book which is not my jam but her writing style still captures the cozy little mystery that I crave.
Penny is an expert at interweaving multiple plots without feeling confusing and jumbled and this is one of the many, many reasons why I come back for more. This series just keeps getting better!