A Great Reckoning: A Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Penny, Louise
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Minotaur
Published: May 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*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 Surete du Quebec to places even he is afraid to go. But must. And there he finds four young cadets in the Surete 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 protegee 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. "
Review Quote*#1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Globe and Mail Bestseller New York Times Book Review 10 Best Crime Novels of the Year The Washington Post Best Mystery Books and Thrillers of 2016 NPR's Best Books of 2016 Seattle Times 10 Best Mysteries of 2016 Richmond Times-Dispatch Best Books of 2016 Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction 2016 Publishers Weekly Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2016 Winner of the 2016 BookBrowse Fiction Award LibraryReads Favorite of Favorites" Top 10 Books of 2016 Goodreads Best Mystery & Thriller of 2016 finalist BookPage 10 Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2016 Audible's Best Mystery/Thriller of 2016 St. Louis Post-Dispatch 5 Favorite Audiobooks of 2016 BOLO Books Top Reads of 2016 "Deep and grand and altogether extraordinary… .Miraculous." - The Washington Post "Artful… powerful… magical." - The New York Times Book Review "Suspenseful." - O, the Oprah Magazine "Superb." - People "Transcends the mystery genre." - AARP, The Magazine "Luminous prose, complex but uncluttered plots, and profound compassion." - Seattle Times "Addictive." - Charlotte Observer "Satin prose… A splendid and moving novel." - Richmond Times Dispatch " A Great Reckoning succeeds on every level." - St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Louise Penny [is] legendary… The magic of Penny's books lies in the details." - BookPage "This complex novel deals with universal themes of compassion, weakness in the face of temptation, forgiveness, and the danger of falling into despair and cynicism over apparently insurmountable evils." - Publishers Weekly (starred and boxed) "A compelling mystery and a rich human drama in which no character is either entirely good or evil, and each is capable of inspiring empathy." - Booklist (starred) "A chilling story that's also filled with hope?a beloved Penny trademark." - Kirkus Reviews (starred) "Riveting… with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot." - Library Journal (starred) "Smart and Satisfying." - Salisbury Post "Delivers answers to perplexing puzzles… [with] engaging characters and richly layered plot." - Minneapolis Star Tribune Additional Praise for Louise Penny and the Armand Gamache Mysteries "Penny sustains her high-wire act, creating characters of remarkable depth in an exhilarating whodunit." - People "Louise Penny is unsurpassed at building a sense of heart-stopping urgency." - The Charlotte Observer "Penny, who raises the bar with each entry in this superb series, has always mixed murder and corruption with issues of morality… [S]he does so with her accustomed talent for a gripping plot, rich characterizations, arresting prose and thought-provoking questions of mercy, malice and the contradictions of the human race." - Richmond-Times Dispatch "This series dominates best-seller lists and award lists for a reason. Penny tells powerful stories of damage and healing in the human heart, leavened with affection, humor and - thank goodness - redemption." - Salem Macknee, Charlotte Observer "Penny writes with grace and intelligence about complex people struggling with complex emotions. But her great gift is her uncanny ability to describe what might seem indescribable - the play of light, the sound of celestial music, a quiet sense of peace." - New York Times Book Review "
Biographical NoteLOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montreal. Visit her on Facebook or at www.louisepenny.com.