Dead Cold by Louise PennyDead Cold by Louise Penny

Dead Cold

byLouise Penny

Paperback | June 7, 2011

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The award-winning second novel from worldwide phenomenon and number oneNew York Timesbestseller Louise Penny.

Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust...

'Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Quebec police isone of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction'The Times

'A cracking storyteller,who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings'Ann Cleeves

Louise Penny is the Number OneNew York Timesbestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, includingStill 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 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carl...
Title:Dead ColdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0751547433

ISBN - 13:9780751547436


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this series I loved this book as much as the first in the series. Louise Penny is an incredible writer!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was ok I found that the plot was a little predictable, but still a good read. Her first book was better though!
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Characters What an inventive way to be murdered! Loved the characters and im so glad I found this series. They're funny and relateable
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I discovered this series I loved the first book and this second one did not disappoint. Well crafted, intelligent page-turner. Also a perfect read during our current cold snap of weather!
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid Second Effort Read this book after I thoroughly enjoyed the first. Thought this mystery was a bit more predictable, but still interesting enough that I will definitely read book #3.
Date published: 2017-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Cold slow start but became a great read...lots of twists right to the end.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good a good read though a bit slow at times. nevertheless, it's worth it
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Louise Penny's second novel is great. A fantastic who done it! She has found her rhythm in this one. I can't wait to read book 3
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book I bought this book a while back and gave it away after reading it. It was so good that I decided to buy it again.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very apt title The characters involved in the murder are definitely cold. As are the descriptions of winter in Quebec. They both gave me the chills. I look forward to reading more of the series.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good Great mystery novel in the charming Three Pines setting
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read The second book in her series is wonderful! I am so glad that I found out about Louise Penny ... she's a fabulous writer.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific I had a hard time putting down the book. Really good!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant writer Louise Penny is a Canadian treasure. I have been enamored from the first book in her Inspector Gamache series. Her prose reads like poetry - every line seems to be considered before being put to paper. This story has beautifully wrought characters and an intelligent story line. READ THIS AUTHOR!
Date published: 2017-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly Enjoyable These books are really enjoyable to read,the settings are perfect,the characters,fun to read never to gory always a great mystery as well as adding extra details of the characters lives in between it all you'll enjoy all the books Louise Penney has written.All the mysteries take place in Quebec with slight resemblance to a true story at times,i just want to find my Three pins,sounds like a great place. Inspector Gamache and Beauvoir can be comical at times.
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Great read. Love the characters, the scenery, the mystery
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fanatsic read This book is fantastic for a good adult read
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On of my mom's fave authors She has most of the series in her home library many of which she has read many times.
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great read These characters are becoming endearing. I miss them already!! Looking forward to the next book! Glad to know there are many more episodes to read!
Date published: 2016-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Cold So well written! I love the poetry and bits of humor she weaves into her story. Her books are hard to put down even when a good night sleep is needed.
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dead Cold Really good mystery, lots of twists!
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good one! I enjoyed this one almost as much as the first one ("Still Life") - I like how Louise Penny creates a bizarre murder scene and how Inspector Gamache and his team figure out how it was done and who did it at the very end. I highly recommend it
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 2nd book in this mystery series - Recommend! Lovely story that bring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his posse back to Three Pines. Low and behold there are two murders and they are linked. But will he and his team be able to find the murder in time? Guess you will have to read to find out more. Recommend.
Date published: 2012-02-13

Editorial Reviews

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