| 4.1/5 |
The Cruelest Month
Mystery, Crime Fiction
| Chief Inspector Armand Gamache|
320 (first edition, hardcover)
Agatha Award for Best Novel
Louise Penny books, Mystery books, Police books
A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny, is the second novel in the Three Pines Mysteries series, which feature Inspector Armand Gamache.
A Fatal Grace Wikipedia
Inspector Gamache investigates after CC de Poitiers, a sadistic socialite, is fatally electrocuted at a Christmas curling competition in the small Québécois town of Three Pines. CC, who had a “spiritual guidance” business based on eliminating emotion, was hated by seemingly everyone, including her husband, lover, and daughter. The crime links to a vagrant’s recent murder as well as to the pasts of several other villagers.
A Fatal Grace was the recipient of the Agatha Award for best novel of 2007.