A Rule Against Murder (Paperback)

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    LOUISE PENNY is The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of seven novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Her debut,Still Life, won the John Creasey Dagger and the Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys Awards, and was named one of the five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade byDeadly Pleasures magazine. Penny was the first author ever to win the Agatha Award for Best Novel four times--forA Fatal Grace, The Cruelest Month, The Brutal Telling (which also received the Anthony Award for Best Novel), andBury Your Dead (which also won the Dilys, Arthur Ellis, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero Awards). She lives in a small village south of Montreal.

    "What happened here last night isn't allowed," said Madame Dubois.
    It was such an extraordinary thing to say it stopped the ravenous Inspector Beauvoir from taking another bite of his roast beef on baguette.
    "You have a rule against murder?" he asked.
    "I do. When my husband and I bought the Bellechasse we made a pact....Everything that stepped foot on this land would be safe."

    It is the height of summer, and Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache are celebrating their wedding anniversary at Manoir Bellechasse, an isolated, luxurious inn not far from the village of Three Pines. But they're not alone. The Finney family--rich, cultured, and respectable--has also arrived for a celebration of their own.
    The beautiful Manoir Bellechasse might be surrounded by nature, but there is something unnatural looming. As the heat rises and the humidity closes in, some surprising guests turn up at the family reunion, and a terrible summer storm leaves behind a dead body. It is up to Chief Inspector Gamache to unearth secrets long buried and hatreds hidden behind polite smiles. The chase takes him to Three Pines, into the dark corners of his own life, and finally to a harrowing climax.

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    ISBN 9780312614164
    Genre FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 322
    Publisher Date 2011-03-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Minotaur Books
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Chief Inspector Gamache
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Penny, Louise
    Country of Origin United States
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