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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bury Your Dead

by Louise Penny

I read this weeks ago but haven't had time to write my thoughts about it until now and, only now, because I have the flu.   I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC from Penny's editor, Hope Dellon which meant I was able to read this before it is released in the U.S. on Sep 28.  The offset is that I have to wait even longer for the next installment.

This is #6 in the Inspector Armand Gamache mysteries series.  Like the other five I was able to dissolve into the story and feel like I was home even though I was far away in Old Town Quebec in the middle of winter.  That doesn't sound very much like home or even very cozy, but some how Louise Penny's writing pulls you in and wraps it's arms around you and you feel like you are right where you should be - right in front of that roaring fire, tucked into an overstuffed chair, covered by a lap quilt with your hands on a warm mug of hot cocoa. 

Expect to get caught up in three different mysteries at once.  Penny deftly winds and weaves three different mysteries into one with the common thread or theme of mistakes running through all three. Even though the main story is set in Quebec City the familiars from Three Pines are not left out.  One of the storylines takes Belvoir back to that quaint village where he has to deal with the inhabitants firsthand, without Gamache to shield him.  Be prepared for a few surprises.

Before I was able to read my copy I shared it with my mother and husband who are both in love with Penny's gift for writing and telling remarkable tales.  You can read Candleman's review of Bury Your Dead HERE.  After my turn the book has made it's way to my daughter and then to my sister.  We are all big fans.

17 comments:

Kay said...

Very much looking forward to this one. Louise really can't write a bad book, in my opinion. She's worked her way through the seasons and back to winter I see. Exciting!

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Looking forward to this book, as I enjoyed her previous one. Thanks 4 sharing your thoughts.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This sounds so good, thanks for reviewing - this one is a new title to me.

Candleman said...

Excellent review. I just might pick it up and read it again. It was that good!

Les said...

I'm glad Penny continues to write such entertaining mysteries. I've only read the first, but plan to dive into the rest some time in the near future.

And I love that cover, but I am so not looking forward to winter! The leaves are just beginning to turn here and it's getting chilly in the evenings. I love fall, but I really dislike what follows.

Framed said...

Just finished my copy. Thank you very much. It's my favorite of the series so far. I will posting my review soon.

Zibilee said...

Very nice review! It sounds like this one had a lot going on inside the covers, and I am actually excited about starting this series. Thanks for sharing this wonderful review!

Kailana said...

I really must give her a try! I hope you feel better soon!

Bookfool said...

Lie if I have to? LOL Okay, I love mysteries. Yep, that's a lie. I probably won't read this one, but I hope you're feeling better!!! It seems so early in the year for the flu.

Thoughts of Joy said...

I love Penny's smart writing style, but didn't care too much for the story line of this one. I still thought it was good, but not as good as some of her others. I'm looking forward to the setting being back home in the village of Three Pines.

Bellezza said...

I saw this in a recent email from Barnes and Noble, but it is a new author and new series to me. Glad to know you're such a fan, and glad that you were sent an ARC! That's always serendipitous when the two coincide.

Gentle Reader said...

Sorry you have the flu--hope you feel better soon. Looks like an interesting series, must put it on my list!

Audrey said...

I just discovered this series! I'm only three or four chapters in what I think is the fourth or fifth book, but I'm completely smitten, and I've already put the first books (and this one...long wait!) on reserve.

Romance Books said...

Thanks for the great review! I am a huge fan of this series, but just haven't seem to found the time recently to start reading this book. After reading your review, I am going to have to make time to read it! ;)

Toyin O. said...

Sounds like a great raed, thanks for sharing.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

I just had a chance to read and review this one and I also really enjoyed it. I've never read any Louise Penny before and I plan to jump to The Brutal Telling next (even though I'll be reading out of order). :)

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