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Sunday, October 03, 2010
68. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny
"It is Carnival in Quebec City and Gamache has come not to join the celebration but to recover from an investigation gone wrong. But death is inescapable, even in the 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 for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill for it?"
I already love Louise Penny's books but I think this one is the best one so far. I can wait for the next in the series, but I don't see how she will top Bury the Dead. It is so well-written with an incredible story line, actually three storylines. I couldn't put it down. Besides the murder which takes place while Gamache is visiting Quebec City, we also follow the investigation gone wrong with its tragic consequences as well as reopening the case concluded in Penny's previous book. Even though there is a lot going on, I didn't get lost but just immersed myself in all it. Fantastic book. I really need to visit Quebec, but not in the winter.