Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Bury Your Dead, by Louise Penny
Louise Penny just keeps getting better and better. She gets a little more ambitious with each book, but so far hasn't put a foot wrong. Multiple things are going on here -- Gamache and Beauvoir are recovering from mental and physical wounds received in an attack on a terrorist stronghold. While doing so, Gamache assists the Quebec City police in solving the murder of an amateur archeologist obsessed with finding the grave of Samuel de Champlain; Beauvoir goes to Three Pines to reopen the hermit case. The three stories unfold bit by bit, with information and guesses on Quebec history woven in. The audio throws in an interview with Louise Penny, a lovely person it appears. Ralph Coshom is such an amazing reader it's hard to imagine reading Penny without his voices in my head.