A World of Curiosities: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, 18)
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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in the eighteenth book in #1 New
York Times bestseller Louise Penny’s beloved series.It’s spring and Three
Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried
should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge. But
something has.As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand
Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young
man and woman have reappeared in the Sûreté du Québec investigators’ lives
after many years. The two were young children when their troubled mother
was murdered, leaving them damaged, shattered. Now they’ve arrived in the
village of Three Pines. But to what end?Gamache and Beauvoir’s memories of
that tragic case, the one that first brought them together, come rushing
back. Did their mother’s murder hurt them beyond repair? Have those
terrible wounds, buried for decades, festered and are now about to erupt?As
Chief Inspector Gamache works to uncover answers, his alarm grows when a
letter written by a long dead stone mason is discovered. In it the man
describes his terror when bricking up an attic room somewhere in the
village. Every word of the 160-year-old letter is filled with dread. When
the room is found, the villagers decide to open it up. As the bricks are
removed, Gamache, Beauvoir and the villagers discover a world of
curiosities. But the head of homicide soon realizes there’s more in that
room than meets the eye. There are puzzles within puzzles, and hidden
messages warning of mayhem and revenge. In unsealing that room, an old
enemy is released into their world. Into their lives. And into the very
heart of Armand Gamache’s home. Read more


Genre Crime/Mystery Books

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