finished reading

I loved this book--it's the first of a series. It's a traditional mystery, not quite a cozy, and the setting is literally close to home in Quebec Province, Canada. I love the unusual, eclectic characters--from the unhurried Chief Inspector Armand Gamache to his right-hand man, Jean Guy Beavior, to the arrogant young Yvette Nichol, all unraveling the threads of this web of deception. The townspeople are intertwined in interesting ways and they create quite a community, grieving for the loss of Jane Neal, whose death is being investigated.

From the publisher:
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montréal and yet a world away. Jane Neal, a long-time resident of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more but Gamache smells something foul this holiday season…and is soon certain that Jane died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.


Pumpkin Delight (Kimberly) said...

This series sounds really good. Another blogger I visit has mentioned the series as well. I'm a mystery/detective story fan. I wonder if I can get them in audiobook as I love series for when I walk the dog.
It's impressive how quickly you get through books! :)

Vicki said...

Sounds interesting, and I love the names of the characters!