“My least favorite so far. ”Cara Cazier wrote this review Tuesday, December 20, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
There’s no escaping murder even while on vacation as Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife celebrate an anniversary at an upscale inn, in the woods not far from Three Pines.
Gamache and his team are stumped when a huge statue falls upon one of the inn’s guests.
Anger flares as insults spew forth along with accusations among the members of the disagreeable Finney family. Those insults spread out to those around them as the Finneys don’t care who they maim with their angry words.
What I like about this series is that Penny brings her characters alive, showing us their dark, ugly sides as well as the agreeable. Along with the Finneys and Gamache’s crack team of investigators, you’ll also meet the owner and employees of the Manoir Bellechasse.
It doesn’t take much to realize that since Penny brings in characters from previous books, these “old” characters aren’t likely to be the culprits into her subsequent books in the series. Unless, of course, she changes that later. ”
“This is one of those rare books that I didn't want to put down after finding out who the murder was and why it happened. (The real mystery was how the murder was accomplished.) So many details are beautifully tied together at the end of this book. The 'good' and 'bad' aspects of each remarkable character are balanced. And it all happens against the background of a remote and peaceful lodge in Quebec, not far from Three Pines. Book 4 of the series.”Janet S wrote this review Saturday, November 12, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“bees... I love bees”Annie O wrote this review Wednesday, October 26, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Armand and Reine Marie are on their annual vacation at the lovely and remote Bellechaise. the only other guests are there for a family reunion, and what an odd lot they are. To the Gamache's delight, Peter & clara are part of the family. When one of the sisters is murdered, Armand steps in. Another terrific story.”Bibliobabe wrote this review Friday, September 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love the series....”Je lire wrote this review Tuesday, August 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I LOVE this author. GREAT story, characters, and setting.”Lynn D wrote this review Thursday, August 18, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“love this series and will continue until it stops”jbgator9 wrote this review Monday, August 15, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the fourth installment in the Inspector Armand Gamache cozy mystery series. Armand and his wife, Reine-Marie, are vacationing at a beautiful, remote lodge in the Quebec countryside to celebrate their wedding anniversary when a murder occurs there. Armand must revert to work mode and call in his team to find the culprit. There are lots of twists and turns to the plot and the author keeps you guessing until the end who did it. ”Judy wrote this review Saturday, August 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Excellent!! I've read enough whodunits to figure out most of them but this one kept me guessing until the end. Characters were well developed and interesting. I will definitely read more of this author!”Michelle B wrote this review Wednesday, July 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No