The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny audiobook

The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

By Louise Penny
Read by Ralph Cosham

Macmillan Audio 9780312944506
11.77 Hours Unabridged
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"Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famous by Agatha Christie...The book's title is a metaphor not only for the month of April but also for Gamache's personal and professional challenges--making this the series standout so far." --Sarah Weinman Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat. It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. . . When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil--until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along? Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.

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Summary

Winner of Agatha Awards - Winner, 2008

Nominated for Anthony Awards - Nominee, 2009

Nominated for Macavity Award - Nominee, 2009

"Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famous by Agatha Christie...The book's title is a metaphor not only for the month of April but also for Gamache's personal and professional challenges--making this the series standout so far."
--Sarah Weinman

Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat.
It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. . .
When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil--until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along?
Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It is Penny’s fastidious, cultured, and smart Inspector Gamache who makes The Cruelest Month impossible to put down.” People 
“Expertly plotted…Penny paints a vivid picture of the French-Canadian village, its inhabitants, and a determined detective who will strike many Agatha Christie fans as a 21st-century version of Hercule Poirot." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Penny is an award-winning writer whose cozies go beyond traditional boundaries, providing entertaining characters, a picturesque locale, and thought-provoking plots. Highly recommended.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Narrator Ralph Cosham evokes the idyllic Quebec village of Three Pines with skillful handling of the often funny, often conflicted people who live there. He also captures the political intrigue within the Quebec police department…Cosham renders [Chief Inspector Armand Gamache] so believable that he’ll stay with you long after you stop listening.” AudioFile
“Readers familiar with the preceding two novels in the series—Still Life (2006) and A Fatal Grace (2007)—will be champing at the bit to get their hands on this one, and those who haven't yet met Armand Gamache will wonder what took them so long.” Booklist
“Cosham makes each one of the players instantly recognizable. He brings Gamache vividly to life, crafting him with attentive detail. The way he pronounces words, pauses, and rolls ideas around on his tongue makes him and the audiobook quite memorable.” Booklist (audio review)
“Penny produces what many have tried but few have mastered: a psychologically acute cozy. If you don’t give your heart to Gamache, you may have no heart to give.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Louise Penny

Author Bio: Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and multiple Agatha Awards and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada “for her contribution to Canadian culture.”

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 11.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English