The Murder Stone by Louise PennyThe Murder Stone by Louise Penny

The Murder Stone

byLouise Penny

Paperback | June 7, 2011

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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...
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. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
Title:The Murder StoneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0751547530

ISBN - 13:9780751547535

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from the murder stone Louise Penny keeps us guessing ....very neatly ties everything together at the end.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liked it Always enjoy a good insect or Gamache novel
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Jaw-dropping! This book was super compelling that I read it within one day!
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Louise Penny does it again. I truly compelling mystery
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book The series are so good that I bought them twice so that I can give them to friends.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Another good inspector Gamache novel - not set in Three Pines
Date published: 2017-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! Each book I read is just better and better!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amaxing Great plot and an easy flow to read.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this Not a bad idea to change the setting. Another great mystery by this author
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another great mystery Always a pleasure to read a Chief Inspector Gamache mystery. Since this one did not take place in Three Pines, I missed a few of the local characters, but a great read none the less.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Love the characters, flaws and all. The book is not all sunshine and roses, just like life. Great theme, you won't want to put it down.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Love the characters, flaws and all. The book is not all sunshine and roses, just like life. Great theme, you won't want to put it down.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Another excellent book with excellent characters.
Date published: 2016-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Enjoyable! I love how she writes, she adds humor, the characters are unique. No gore just really good mystery very well written, descriptions at times can be hilarious, can\t wait to read her other books.
Date published: 2016-08-23
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!
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