A Great Reckoning
A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 12
By Louise Penny
The twelfth atmospheric and ingenious crime thriller novel, featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny
Winner of the the Barry, Macavity, & Anthony Awards for Best Novel 2017
Winner of the Agatha Award for Best Contemporary Crime Novel 2016
A Goodreads Best Mystery & Thriller of 2016 finalist
Former Chief Inspector Gamache has been hunting killers his entire career and as the new commander of the Sûreté Academy, he is given the chance to combat the corruption and brutality that has been rife throughout the force. But when a former colleague and professor of the Sûreté Academy is found murdered, with a mysterious map of Three Pines in his possession, Gamache has an even tougher task ahead of him.
When suspicion turns to Gamache himself, and his possible involvement in the crime, the frantic search for answers takes the investigation to the village of Three Pines, where a series of shattering secrets are poised to be revealed . . .
Ingenious, gripping, and powerful, A Great Reckoning is the new spellbinding novel from number one bestseller, Louise Penny. Evocative and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Québec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
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16 Nov 2017
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Penny's elliptical style works brilliantly in a novel that combines modern-day police corruption with century-old tragedy — Sunday Times
Brimming with atmosphere and steeped in soul-searching . . . Penny combines clever plotting with beautifully evocative descriptions — Daily Express
Her work is rich with luminous prose, complex but uncluttered plots, and profound compassion — Seattle Times
Chilling . . . Penny's skillful pacing and idiosyncratic characters only add to the suspense — Real Simple
Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous. — Washington Post
Artful . . . Powerful . . . Magical — New York Times Book Review
A compelling mystery and a rich human drama in which no character is either entirely good or evil, and each is capable of inspiring empathy. — Booklist (starred)
Riveting . . . with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot. — Library Journal
An exhilarating whodunit — People
Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both — Peter James
Pacy and drips with atmosphere — Saga