A Fatal Grace #(2021)
- Title: A Fatal Grace
- Author: Louise Penny
- ISBN: 9780312541163
- Page: 447
- Format: Paperback
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Where to begin with all the richness that A FATAL GRACE gave me Reading it, I wondered how I had lived so long without discovering the work of Louise Penny, a first rate writer Her creation in this book is so real, her writing so lyrical, her characters so unique and the book s structure and meaning so complex that I began mumbling to myself, taking my sweet time reading the book in order to savor its mix of flavors, its innuendoes and subtleties, having at times to stop and scratch my head It h [...]
Have you ever been so dam cold that you could hardly move your frozen lips to talk Having grown up in Michigan amidst many a freezing winter days, I have, and in A Fatal Grace, Louise Penny truly brings a chilling winter alive making the reader feel you are at the enchanted snowy village of Three Pines in Quebec.In book two, there s another murder to solve for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his crew as the repulsively cruel CC De Poitiers is no Deliberately electrocuted, the villagers almos [...]
Yet another of those books with two titles A Fatal Grace or Dead Cold Take your pick.Anyway whatever it is called it is an excellent book I hate the cold, but love reading about places where the snow is metres deep and the water freezes on the end of the firemen s hoses as they try to put out a fire Wow Also the story takes place at Christmas in a picture perfect town where the snow sparkles in the sun and everyone drinks hot chocolate and eats cookies What does a book need Actually of course i [...]
Myrna looked out the window and wondered whether their peace, so fragile and precious, was about to be shattered Since CC de Poitiers had arrived there d been a gathering gloom over their little community She d brought something unsavory to Three Pines, in time for Christmas image error It is Christmas in Three Pines and once again Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team are called to investigate another murder No one liked CC de Poitiers not her daughter, not her husband, not her lover, and [...]
Louise Penny is a gifted writer who has created in Chief Inspector Armand Gamache a sympathetic protagonist who appeals to large numbers of readers She has also created a richly imagined setting in the charming Canadian village of Three Pines, which is located somewhere just south of Montreal The tiny hamlet is populated by a cast of quirky but mostly lovable characters who spend a lot of time walking through the snow and curling up in front of blazing fires In doing so, Penny has attracted a le [...]
This is the third book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series that I have read and it is the second in the series It is fast becoming my favorite new series and I plan to read them in order I don t think it is necessary to read the books in order but I think it will help to get to know Gamache, the members of his team, and most of all the quirky residents of the small village of Three Pines, Quebec.It is Christmas time in Three Pines but CC de Poitiers manages to alienate everyone she come [...]
Description Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder.No one liked CC de Poitiers Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, right up until the moment of her death.When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, of the S ret du Qu bec, is called to inv [...]
I started reading this book immediately after finishing Still Life, with high expectations At first, I was disappointed The initial chapters seemed to lose the edge established by the prior book, the returning characters from the village of Three Pines seemed far less interesting than before Then Inspector Gamache came on the scene, late in my judgment, but once he made his appearance, the story took off, with an accelerating pace that lasted all the way through The Three Pines characters, now s [...]
It is seldom the case for me to feel a happy contentment when opening up a book A feeling of Oh, it feels so good to be home Louise Penny has become a firm favorite in the murder mystery genre and I just loved to be home in the Three Pines village of Quebec again with all the characters welcoming me This time it was the day after Christmas, the deadly winter was raging, and people would die than ever imagined CC was a despised woman Obnoxious, cruel, she was maddeningly bad news to the people w [...]
5 With each breath his nostrils froze shut and the air was like an ice pack in his sinuses, shooting pain through his forehead and making his eyes tear and freeze By the time they were halfway to the train station he could barely see the cold was already inside him, as though he was naked Reading this during a steamy Australian summer is an interesting experience Here it s the kind of weather when you find yourself stripped down to barely acceptable clothing and opening the fridge or freezer a [...]
I guessed the identity of the murderer early in the story, but I enjoyed going along for the atmosphere, the coffee and freshly baked croissants, the cheese and wine being served as the cast of characters watched an ice hockey match on TV Not everything about this mystery is cozy there are dysfunctional relationships and sorrow There are also some unexpected twists to the story.
What Louise Penny does is create a small, intimate world, while creating a sense of place so pervasive you feel you know it Canada is rarely featured in best selling books, and to have it so celebrated is wonderful It is Quebec, to be sure, but the Quebec of Anglo culture, and so, it is the Canadian Quebec Most powerful, for me, is the way she builds quiet characters of amazing strength and depth These are not cartoon brilliant people They are, for the most part, fully fleshed out, but rather or [...]
This is the second book I ve read in this series and just as good as the other one I have read I m not reading them in order, which is fine with me since it s usually a few weeks after I finish one before I start another in the series I really love Louise Penny s writing style and the way she develops these characters Here are two of my favorite lines from this book There at the back stood CC de Poitiers wearing a fluffy white sweater made of either cashmere or kittens Now she sat in front of hi [...]
3.5 stars The 2nd in the Gamache series did not get quite as high praise as the first, but I will continue with this series I think this one bogged down a bit for me and perhaps since the victim was not very likable I am not sure I was as invested in finding out who dunnit.That said, I love Gamache and his team I love the way he methodically plods to the conclusion and I try to figure the mystery out right along with him This one came to me rather early but I could not figure out all the how Als [...]
It took a little while to get started, but what a great finish I really enjoyed the second in the Inspector Gamache series The village of Three Pines and all its inhabitants comes alive under the pen of Louise Penny I m also enjoying getting to know not only Gamache, but all of his team The villagers and the team are all recurring characters Many are quirky and odd, which makes me like them even I ll definitely be continuing with this series Penny understands a great breadth of human emotion, a [...]
Welcome to Three Pines, a small town community in Qu bec Problems gravitate to this tight knit hamlet along with Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, a member of the S ret Once again, a woman was murdered and he was called in to locate the culprit His team assisted him I observed Inspector Beauvoir in action and learned a little of his inner thoughts Agent Lacoste returned to locate necessary facts about the case Robert Lemieux, who made a brief show in the first story, entered the fold And the stra [...]
I adore this series SO MUCH I thought I loved book one, but I actually loved this one so much And I absolutely did NOT figure out the murder before it was revealed Can t wait for book 3
The setup for this book is very long and the main thing the author established was how cruel some characters were and how others were affected by cruelty This section was so unnecessarily long that I wanted to give up on the book The only reason I didn t was because I really enjoyed the first book The focus of the cruelty was on fat And for a while it seemed that it was only the characters who were being cruel but then I read this passage about a 12 year old girl.And beside him an enormous child [...]
Louise Penny is terrific I m a big fan of her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series A Fatal Grace, the 2nd of the series, takes a different path from the first book More emotion, in depth character analysis, and what is perceived and what is really inside peoples minds Different and beautiful What wonderful prose Listening to Ralph Cosham is such a pleasure I m only going with the audiobooks because of Cosham s voice and French Canadian accent de Poitiers, the murder victim, has to be one of the [...]
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I listened to this book as I have done with all the Louise Penny books I have read Part of the joy of an Inspector Gamache mystery on audio is the amazingly talented narrator I could listen to him all day I loved the peripheral aspects of thus story as much or maybe even than the story itself Louise Penny is such an insightful writer She always always gives you than a great whodunnit.
What a perfect book for this time of year We go back to Three Pines right around Christmas time, even though it is brutally cold outside, the book inspires coziness and warmth CC de Poitiers and her family have moved into the old Hadley home, and she is a new author taking on a mantra Li Bien and wanting to create a whole new movement No one in Three Pines cares for CC as she is crass, spoiled, and downright mean especially to her daughter Crie CC ends up meeting her maker soon enough and the jo [...]
From the several reviews I ve read, it s apparent that A Fatal Grace aka Dead Cold is the weakest entry to this series.This is pretty exciting news for me because I enjoyed this one quite a bit Mostly I just enjoyed being in this novel and experiencing Three Pines at Christmas incidentally, Louise, will your characters be tipping the scales at 300lbs a few books down the line The food The murder in this case is one of the most convoluted I ve come across She had me guessing throughout and I had [...]
Better than Still Life but that says something since I liked that one very much Many of the same characters are back and Armand continues to charm He is the kind of leader mentor I would aspire to be when I find myself in that role The setting in small village Quebec works well and the plot is interesting and sublime As a whodunit you can deduce many of the interim mysteries but the final is hard to decifer until the very end Her descriptions are lavish and picturesque Looking forward to reading [...]
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Ok, I am now officially in love with this series Penny reworks the elements of the old fashioned village cosy and brings it up to date, setting it in a tiny village in Quebec That said, the crime element is completely unbelievable but what has seduced me is the fluent writing, the wonderfully quirky characters Ruth in particular, the cranky, brilliant poet is genius , the sharp repartee and the humanity of Penny s vision In this book the Canadian winter makes itself acutely felt with the cold al [...]
Many of my reading friends have read A Fatal Grace, the second in Louise Penny s Three Pines Mystery Series, later books becoming A Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Novel Few have had much to say about it other than giving it 4 5 stars This could be due to its publication date, perhaps a bit pre GR or just that it s a good mystery and that s that I could immediately see Penny s growth as a writer I found it far better plotted and much engaging than the first in the series From what I m hearing th [...]
I ve Become A Fan Addict of This Gentle and Delightful Series This book, the second in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache mystery crime novel series, is, if anything, even better than the first book.I can t wait to read the next one.I did guess whodonit, but that didn t detract from the pleasure of reading this.There is a second murder in the lovely and picturesque Quebec village of Three Pines, a year after the first one.Someone s murdered CC de Poitiers at the annual Christmas curling competit [...]
It is winter in the cozy town of Three Pines, Quebec and once again Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team have been called upon to solve a murder However, the victim CC de Poitiers isn t mourned by anyone, not even her husband and daughter To compound the situation, Poitiers was murdered right in front of the entire village in an extraordinary way, yet nobody saw who did it Gamache must once again use his patience and intellect to find a killer in a town where everyone knows everyone The b [...]
I really enjoyed this second book in the series and the quirky characters are back and we are becoming friends I missed them It is Christmas time in Three Pines and gives a nice winter environment Gamache actually deals with two murders in this book One deals with a homeless person and the other murder deals with a mean unjoyous woman, Cc de Poitiers Working with his partner Beauvoir and newcomer Lemieux, Gamache investigates the crimes, learning and about the residents of Three Pines in the p [...]
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