A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 12

eBook - 2016
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Instant New York Times bestseller:#1 in Hardcover Fiction#1 in E-book Fiction#1 in Combined Print and E-book Fiction"Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary....Miraculous."-The Washington Post"Artful...Powerful...Magical."- The New York Times Book Review"Superb"- People"A Great Reckoning succeeds on every level."-St. Louis Post-Dispatch#1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny pulls back the layers to reveal a brilliant and emotionally powerful truth in her latest spellbinding novel.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 Sureté du Quebec to places even he is afraid to go. But must.And there he finds four young cadets in the Sureté 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 protege 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.
Publisher: 2016.
ISBN: 9781250022127
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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m0mmyl00
May 25, 2018

This time, the curious Ms. Penny chooses maps as the focus of her considerable research skills. I love that there’s no telling what you’ll learn in real life when you pick up one of her books. Mr. Gamache tries to win back the once-proud and -honorable Surete office that has now been corrupted. The evil forces are powerful and seductive, much more so than the wise, thoughtful methods of Gamache and his inner circle. Good triumphs, at least for now.

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empbee
Mar 16, 2018

A good mix of reality and fiction in the form of mystery.

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Beryl3919
Feb 16, 2018

Love this whole series, I wish there really was a Village of Three Pines, I would love to live there! Wonderful neighbors, great food and a murder mystery once a year!

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Javmansmom
Feb 08, 2018

Well crafted and a pleasure to enter the world of quirky, thoughtful characters.

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peacebenow
Jan 30, 2018

About Policy academy and corruption. Com Gamash returns to filter out those who have caused it's decline after his seeming retirement. Good read and holds attention well. Like comfort food once you are into this series :)

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Sidus
Jan 23, 2018

An absolutely riveting novel! Extremely well written, holding my attention on every page. The author has a keen insight into the human condition, and the theme of foregiveness is exceptionally well handled. I'll be reading more of this author.

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molly_mcnees
Nov 10, 2017

#12

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Rentray
Nov 08, 2017

I agree with Sandfordross. I have read every one of Louise Penney's book except Nature of the Beast. Couldn't seem to get through that one. I liked her early books. I received a copy of this one so I decided to read it. It is interesting at the beginning, like a flaky croissant with a number of layers. But there seems to be too many layers, too many story lines that don't seem to lead anywhere. And the story seemed to be unnecessarily long. The end was like a theater piece with people placed in particular settings to finish the storyline. And what is it with the map? What does it have to do with the main story line? It's OK. But I have gotten bored with Armand Gamache.

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fred98115
Oct 03, 2017

Penny transforms mystery writing into fictional art in this book that explores how forces shape our behavior. Gamache leads a police academy that has been infiltrated by corruption for power, money, and murder. His task is to restore integrity and clean house, a tall order when he is a prime suspect in a professor's murder.

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dlh1
Jul 20, 2017

I don't normally read murder mysteries, but a friend loaned me this book with very positive reviews. I wasn't disappointed. I see (from previous comments) that I should have read the other books in this series first, but I found that this book could stand alone quite easily. A common statement was repeated throughout the novel: Don't believe all that you think. (i.e. question what you were taught, what you learned, and don't hold on to preconceived notions.) This is such a good lesson that we all could learn from in our daily lives.

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