books of the month eleanor oliphant
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny
  

The Cruellest Month

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   
Notify me
when in stock

As soon as this book is back in stock we will send you an email.

Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

An excellent read set in the lovely sleepy Canadian village of Three Pines, as were her previous special books. I get the feeling this is a magical, happy place with a close-knit protective community who cannot understand why it is visited by evil, and hope that C.I. Gamache of the Quebec Surete will rescue them – which he does, so the village can go back to sleep again, almost like Brigadoon, until Louise Penny returns, hopefully with another fine novel.

Comparison: Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter, Henning Mankell.

If you like Louise Penny you might also like to read books by Mary Lawson, Ann Cleeves and Deborah Crombie.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Win a Family Break to Salisbury!

Don’t miss out! Enter to win a family break to Salisbury!

Here at Lovereading.co.uk and Lovereading4kids.co.uk we have joined with VisitWiltshire. You could see yourself indulging in the finest food and slumbering comfortably into one of the grand rooms at The Red Lion Salisbury for two nights. The Red Lion Hotel is located in medieval city of Salisbury, which is home to all your favourite stores as well as independent shops, restaurants, cafes and parks and green spaces. Nearby is Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain and numerous sites of historic and archaeological interest.

There are many seasonal events in Salisbury, and you can find out what’s on here. You will also receive a family ticket to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, the gardens are especially beautiful in the winter, with bold coloured stems, scents, and fabulous foliage, you can be sure to be impressed. For the children there is also a play park, and you can stop off in the Victorian tea room to warm up and treat yourself to a traditional cream tea.

To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. Entries close 31st January 2018.

Good luck!

Terms and Conditions

Red Lion: Two night stay includes breakfast for two adults and up to two children sharing a family room. Subject to availability and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash value. Not to be used in combination with any other offer. Valid until 1st Dec 2018 and excludes bank holidays.

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens: Valid for day entry, Not to be used for special events or group entry. Voucher is not transferable or refundable, no Cash Value. Ticket must be redeemed on entry. Valid until 31 Dec 2018. Gardens open daily from 10am – closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Prize admits 2 adults and accompanying children Under 17 FREE to Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 31/01/2018

Synopsis

The Cruellest Month by Louise Penny

The third novel in our award-winning Canadian crime series featuring Chief Inspector Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec and set in the picturesque village of Three Pines.

The novel takes place at Easter -- traditionally a time for death, and for spirits coming back from the dead... Gamache is called to Three Pines when a séance attended by locals goes horrifyingly wrong, and a woman is found on the floor, apparently scared to death. Something frightened Madeleine Favreau so much that it literally stopped her heart, but Gamache knows her killer is from this world, not the next.

Meanwhile, Gamache's own enemies high up within the Sûreté du Quebec are moving in for the kill, and the Inspector waits for the Judas within his own team to strike. But what exactly does the traitor want and, more importantly, how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall?

About the Author

Louise Penny

Louise Penny has worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with expertise in hard news and current affairs. She lives in Quebec with her husband and their two golden retrievers.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

17th April 2008

Author

Louise Penny

More books by Louise Penny
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.louisepenny.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...

Publisher

Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites


ISBN

9780755328963

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

Lovereading takes the guesswork out of finding your next read with "if you like you'll love" and extracts to help with your decision.

Sarah Bruch

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

I love 'try before you buy' extracts. I love the wide range of authors & genres. I love the author info. I love books!

Judi Davies

Lovereading - a community of people passionate about reading and sharing their views. An incomparable website for book lovers.

Helen Clark

Because of Lovereading I have broadened my reading horizons with some really great books that I probably would never have chosen myself.

Susan Walsh

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools