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THE BRUTAL TELLING

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Chief Inspector Gamache of the Canadian Sūreté is again called to restore order to the tiny Quebecois hamlet of Three Pines.Olivier and Gabri, gay owners of the Bistro and B&B, insist they that they don't know the dead man and can't imagine how he came to be lying on their floor. That's not quite the truth, but it's merely the setup for the first of many surprises. The real story will unravel for ... Read full review

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User Review  - professorx - LibraryThing

This is a replacement review for one I accidentally deleted (I received the book through Early Reviewers and don't want to look as though I never reviewed it). So here's the short version of my ... Read full review

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User Review  - debralu - LibraryThing

I received this as an EArly Review book. Penny has created a complex character: Gamache. His insight, depth and worldly knowledge takes this story of murder to many levels. His sense of community and ... Read full review

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User Review  - majorbabs - LibraryThing

If you have not yet discovered Louise Penny, run to the store now and get them all. This is the third in the series, I believe, and just as delightful as the others. Don't be misled by the promos that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tmtrvlr - LibraryThing

I found this book so tedious that I can't really get into it. The book starts with endless dialog and pages and pages just discussing how unusual it is to find a body in the bistro. I gave the book 51 ... Read full review

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User Review  - tjward - LibraryThing

I quite enjoy Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series although like so many other mystery series one wonders if a small town can absorb that much violence. In "The Brutal Telling" I was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Yllom - LibraryThing

If you haven't yet discovered the Quebec village of Three Pines, than I urge you to begin your visit with Still Life. Penny's books are more character-driven than action-paced, but I found myself ... Read full review

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User Review  - nyiper - LibraryThing

This is my temporary review because my wonderful husband picked this book right up when it arrived and said, "OH, this looks GOOD!" and he is STILL reading it (shall we say slowly??) I LOVE Louise ... Read full review

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User Review  - txpam - LibraryThing

I became one of Louise Penny's loyal followers with her first book. This is her fifth and it just gets better. More than a police procedural, it might not rank as literary fiction but it's close. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing

Trails of clues and antique treasures keep the reader turning the pages, and the Inspector is his usual delightful sleuth. When a stranger is murdered, secrets unravel until the surprising ending. Not ... Read full review


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