A Fatal Grace

A Fatal Grace

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Inspector Gamache investigates after CC de Poitiers, a sadistic socialite, is fatally electrocuted at a Christmas curling competition in the small Québécois town of Three Pines. CC, who had a "spiritual guidance" business based on eliminating emotion, was hated by seemingly everyone, including her husband, lover, and daughter. The crime links to a vagrant's recent murder as well as to the pasts of several other villagers.
Publisher: [Ashland, Ore.] : Blackstone Audio, p2007.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780786159284
0786159286
9780786168620
0786168625
Characteristics: 9 compact discs (ca. 10.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,12 cm.
Additional Contributors: Cosham, Ralph
Alternative Title: Dead cold.

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TechWriter1
Feb 17, 2020

A Fatal Grace is an improvement over Still Life, the first book in the series.

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Mbjordin
Jan 30, 2020

I know Louise Penny has some loyal followers, all over the world, and since she is a Canadian author, and former CBC personality, I was hoping to be one of them. It took 10 chapters to get to the murderer. I called both murderers early on in the book, and was ready to call the author on about chapter 34 with a protest to her "murderer" rationale. Then in the last chapter, she changes her mind, and puts in the final murderer that I had originally "called". I like to know my characters, but I don't need to know their every thought and emotionale angst. This was written in 2006, so perhaps she got all that out of her system. If you are a Louise Penny fan, please suggest a book by her that will make me one, as I am still open to the possibility.

klara1955 Feb 24, 2016

boring! couldn't wait to get to a plot, gave up.

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CoMoReader
Feb 26, 2015

Second title in an engaging mystery series set in rural Quebec. The audiobook reader is great-- he definitely adds value to an already excellent story. Grab a title from the Three Pines Mystery series for your next road trip!

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librarylizzard
Sep 15, 2014

Louise Penny hooked me with "The Beautiful Mystery," compelled me to start from the beginning with "Still Life," and pleases once again with "A Fatal Grace." I can't get enough of her rich, original mysteries set in Quebec! Inspector Gamache and his colleague Beauvoir are an excellent team reminiscent of Holmes and Watson. I can't wait to dive into more of their adventures.

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jocasey
Feb 21, 2014

I liked this book even better than the first; rediscovering the villagers and Gamache through the now-familiar style of Cosham's voice. The victim, if you can call her that, was so horrendous a person was glad to see her die, but it was the history behind her story that was what made her who she was and why she was murdered. This book also really brought out Gamache's history in the police - and implications for the future! "Don't trust them Gamache!"

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vwruleschick
Jan 08, 2012

Lovely story that bring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his posse back to Three Pines. Low and behold there are two murders and they are linked. But will he and his team be able to find the murder in time? Guess you will have to read to find out more. Recommend.

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StratfordFestival
Jan 15, 2010

See Louise Penny at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival on Sat. Aug. 7, 2010. Part of the Celebrated Writers Series. www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com/celebratedwriters

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