A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning

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"When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity. But the closer the villagers look, the stranger it becomes. Given to Armand Gamache as a gift the first day of his new job, the map eventually leads him to shattering secrets. To an old friend and older adversary. It leads the former Chief of Homicide for the Sãuretâe du Quâebec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Sãuretâe academy, and a dead professor. And, with the body, a copy of the old, odd map. Everywhere Gamache turns, he sees Amelia Choquet, one of the cadets. Tattooed and pierced. Guarded and angry. Amelia is more likely to be found on the other side of a police line-up. And yet she is in the academy. A protâegâee of the murdered professor. The focus of the investigation soon turns to Gamache himself and his mysterious relationship with Amelia, and his possible involvement in the crime. The frantic search for answers takes the investigators back to Three Pines and a stained glass window with its own horrific secrets. For both Amelia Choquet and Armand Gamache, the time has come for a great reckoning. #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls backthe layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel."-
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2016
ISBN: 9781250022127
1250022126
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ankitasun
Mar 30, 2021

As Inspector Armand Gamache, the former Chief of Homicide for the Surete du Quebec embarks on his new journey at his new job, he is given a mysterious map that leads to many deeper secrets. At the academy, Gamache sees four officers and a dead professor. Along with the professor’s body is a copy of the ancient map. One of the officers, Amelia Choquet, seems to be following Gamache everywhere he goes in a guarded and piercing way. Gamache’s and Amelia’s mysterious relationship is the heart of this investigation, eventually leading to Inspector Gamache’s possible involvement in the crime. This was a fantastic, complex, crime thriller and possibly one of Louise Penny’s best stories. The fictitious characters in the town of Quebec Penny describe cultivates the mood and aura of the novel. The novel intertwines the inspector’s history serving as a police officer with a very compelling mystery.

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phyllis94941
Mar 17, 2021

I had only read the first book in this series before picking this one up as it was our book club pick. I recognized many of the town's characters from Still Life but I think this (#12 in the series) could easily be read as a stand-alone. Louise Penny has a reputation for writing well-thought out award-winning mysteries, and this one is another example of clever plot, quirky characters, sinister villains with several potential murderers, innocence vs. evil, friendships and families. At the beginning I wasn't sure I really liked this novel, but found myself frequently picking it up to read "just one more chapter." What more encouragement do you need? This was a satisfying and ultimately emotionally powerful novel.

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maipenrai
Mar 14, 2021

I always wait impatiently for the next Louise Penny book. Unfortunately I was disappointed with " The Nature of the Beast" until I read the afterward which changed my entire attitude about the "beast". This book is better, but I love the first books where Gamache was a policeman officially. I love Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and all the people in Three Pines, so I am happiest when the events are set in the village. I will be very happy if Gamache becomes a real policeman again and solves a crime involving everyone in town, including the duck. Still three paws up from Kristi and Abby Tabby.

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maipenrai
Mar 14, 2021

I always wait impatiently for the next Louise Penny book. Unfortunately I was disappointed with " The Nature of the Beast" until I read the afterward which changed my entire attitude about the "beast". This book is better, but I love the first books where Gamache was a policeman officially. I love Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and all the people in Three Pines, so I am happiest when the events are set in the village. I will be very happy if Gamache becomes a real policeman again and solves a crime involving everyone in town, including the duck. Still three paws up from Kristi and Abby Tabby.

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maipenrai
Mar 14, 2021

I always wait impatiently for the next Louise Penny book. Unfortunately I was disappointed with " The Nature of the Beast" until I read the afterward which changed my entire attitude about the "beast". This book is better, but I love the first books where Gamache was a policeman officially. I love Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and all the people in Three Pines, so I am happiest when the events are set in the village. I will be very happy if Gamache becomes a real policeman again and solves a crime involving everyone in town, including the duck. Still three paws up from Kristi and Abby Tabby.

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AnahidMA
Feb 09, 2021

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darcyhudjik
Nov 30, 2020

Excellent detective story!

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lsilzel
Sep 26, 2020

#12

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maipenrai
Mar 23, 2020

I always wait impatiently for the next Louise Penny book. Unfortunately I was disappointed with " The Nature of the Beast" until I read the afterward which changed my entire attitude about the "beast". This book is better, but I love the first books where Gamache was a policeman officially. I love Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and all the people in Three Pines, so I am happiest when the events are set in the village. I will be very happy if Gamache becomes a real policeman again and solves a crime involving everyone in town, including the duck. Still three paws up from Kristi and Abby Tabby.

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fpsutka
Dec 18, 2019

It seems easier to read LP's novels in order of the year that they were published. It feels like Gamache's wife is like an automaton, always cooking and baking for guests, as well as making up guest bedrooms, for unplanned visitors. She never complains - maybe she is on tranquilizers?

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