A Rule Against Murder

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What to expect

‘No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny’ ELLY GRIFFITHS

There is more to solving a crime than following the clues.
Welcome to Chief Inspector Gamache’s world of facts and feelings.

It’s the height of summer, and the wealthy Finney family have gathered at the Manoir Bellechasse to pay tribute to their late father. But as the temperature rises, old secrets and bitter rivalries begin to surface. When the heat wave boils over into a mighty storm, a dead body is left in its wake.

Chief Inspector Gamache, a guest at the Bellechasse, finds himself with a building full of suspects. With the hotel locked down, the murderer is trapped. But a cornered predator is always the most dangerous of all…

‘Impossible to put down’ GLOBE AND MAIL

(P) 2009 Hachette Audio

Critics Review

  • Louise Penny’s writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both

    Peter James
  • Full of twists and turns . . . Wonderfully satisfying

    Kate Mosse on How the Light Gets In
  • Penny’s elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time with

    Metro
  • Impossible to put down

    Globe and Mail

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