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A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning

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 twelfth spellbinding novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series 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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 7th June 2018

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751552690

Reviews

Her work is rich with luminous prose, complex but uncluttered plots, and profound compassion
Seattle Times
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)
Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous.
Washington Post
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
Penny's elliptical style works brilliantly in a novel that combines modern-day police corruption with century-old tragedy
Sunday Times
Artful . . . Powerful . . . Magical
New York Times Book Review
Chilling . . . Penny's skillful pacing and idiosyncratic characters only add to the suspense
Real Simple
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
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)
Pacy and drips with atmosphere
Saga
An exhilarating whodunit
People
Artful . . . Powerful . . . Magical
New York Times Book Review
Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous.
Washington Post
Riveting . . . with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot.
Library Journal
An exhilarating whodunit
People
Riveting . . . with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot.
Library Journal
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