By Louise Penny

Winner of the 2007 Agatha Award for most sensible Novel!

When leader Inspector Armand Gamache is named to enquire a woman’s demise, it doesn’t take lengthy for him to gain that no love used to be misplaced on omit de Poitiers. yet no matter if every body hated her—her husband, lover, and daughter between them—how is it that no one saw her get electrocuted in the midst of a frozen lake within the heart of city?

Gamache digs underneath the outside of 3 Pines to discover the place the real secrets are buried. yet different issues lie forward for the detective. it kind of feels he has a few enemies of his own…and with the arriving of the sour wintry weather winds, anything way more chilling is in store. 

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I love winter. It’s the only time I get pink skin. What do you think? ’ Myrna had turned suddenly serious eyes on her best friend and smiled. ‘No. No, not any more. ’ She’d seemed pleased and even a little surprised by her answer. And now the faux-white woman in her puffy pink skin, layers of brightly colored scarves and purple tuque with orange pompom was clumping up their freshly shoveled path. Soon they’d be in Montreal. It was a short drive, less than an hour and a half, even in snow. Clara was looking forward to an afternoon of Christmas shopping but the highlight of her trip, of every trip into Montreal at Christmas, was a secret.

Soon they’d be in Montreal. It was a short drive, less than an hour and a half, even in snow. Clara was looking forward to an afternoon of Christmas shopping but the highlight of her trip, of every trip into Montreal at Christmas, was a secret. Her private delight. Clara Morrow was dying to see Ogilvy’s Christmas window. The hallowed department store in downtown Montreal had the most magical Christmas window in the world. In mid-November the huge panes would go black and blank, covered by paper.

CC held a copy of Be Calm and stood at the window. Slowly she brought the book up to her chest and pressed it there as though it was the piece that had been missing all her life. She tilted her head back and waited. Would this be the year they eluded her? But no. Her lower lip trembled slightly. Then her eyes fluttered and a small lump fizzed in her throat. And then they came, racing cold down her cheeks and into her now open, cavernous, silent mouth. And she tumbled down that dark chasm after them and found herself in a familiar room, at Christmas.

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