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The Murder Stone

by Louise Penny

Little, Brown And Company | June 7, 2011 | Trade Paperback

The Murder Stone is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 5.
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...

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: June 7, 2011

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0751547530

ISBN - 13: 9780751547535

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Murder Stone This is the first book I have read by Louise Penny. I enjoyed the book and would buy more of her novels. I enjoy murder mysteries/suspense and wanted to try a new author. Happy that I did.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best This is the first Penny I have read and it won't be the last! Head of homicide Armand Gamache is on an annual retreat with his wife in the middle of nowhere when murder occurs, of course. The suspects come mainly from one family who are at each other’s throats most of the time, but Gamache must first find out how a statue weighing several tons of stone came crashing down on the victim without leaving any scratch marks on the pedestal it was resting on. This delightfully descriptive and humorous novel reminded me of Agatha Christie and Caroline Graham.
Date published: 2013-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another good one! I'm hooked on Louise Penny's mystery novels - particularly those featuring Armand Gamache! This one was a little different in that it doesn't take place in Three Pines and away from the residents of Three Pines that we've grown to love, however, Louise kept me guessing "who dunnit" until the very end ! I would recommend it if you enjoy her previous novels.
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Murder Amongst Tranquility A deviation from the first four books; this Armand Gamache detective novel is set in a tranquil setting with a historical lodge perched beside a lake in the wilderness. I enjoyed this novel as it connected some of the characters from the Three Pines village while changing up the scenery. I always enjoy how Louise Penny develops new characters in each of her novels while keeping others creating a sense of familiarity in the series. No the series is not for the readers who like the gruesome and gory aspect of some detective novels instead focusing on the characters' relationships and emotional struggles. If your searching for a good but easy read and prefer the emotional over the scientific aspect of investigation then this is a great option.
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is not a Grisham, Reichs or Connelly murder plot! One dimensional murder plot, not much in the way of forensics or suspense. Odd and unlikely characters, including the guilty maitre d, the genderless child, the infatuated policeman and the psychotic matriarch. Lengthy descriptions of scenery and needless crazy self-talk by the characters add to the length of the book without adding value. An overall disappointment!
Date published: 2012-01-07

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The Murder Stone

by Louise Penny

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 in

Published: June 7, 2011

Publisher: Little, Brown And Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0751547530

ISBN - 13: 9780751547535

From the Publisher

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...

About the Author

Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
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