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The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Gamache Novels) (Large Print / Hardcover)

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In the latest in Penny’s deservedly acclaimed mystery series, Inspector Gamache has retired to the tiny town of Three Pines, Quebec when a request from a friend sends him searching for a missing person. As always, Penny has turned out a thoughtful, gracefully written, and deftly plotted mystery filled with insight and multifaceted characters. Her books are consistently excellent, and if you haven’t read them, you should give them a try, starting with Still Life.

— Flannery

September 2014 Indie Next List


“Penny's 10th novel shows us a different side of Armand Gamache. He has retired from the Surete du Quebec, and he and his wife have moved to Three Pines so he can recover both mentally and physically. Not one to be long without a mystery to solve, Gamache agrees to investigate the disappearance of Peter Morrow, a neighbor and friend. Once again, Penny provides an intriguing puzzle but more importantly she offers another installment in the lives of those characters that I and countless other readers have come to love so well.”
— Sharon Nagel, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

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Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Surete du Quebec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, " The Balm in Gilead, " in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."

While Gamache doesn't talk about his wounds and his balm, Clara tells him about hers. Peter, her artist husband, has failed to come home. Failed to show up as promised on the first anniversary of their separation. She wants Gamache's help to find him. Having finally found sanctuary, Gamache feels a near revulsion at the thought of leaving Three Pines. "There's power enough in Heaven," he finishes the quote as he contemplates the quiet village, "to cure a sin-sick soul." And then he gets up. And joins her.

Together with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and Myrna Landers, they journey deeper and deeper into Quebec. And deeper and deeper into the soul of Peter Morrow. A man so desperate to recapture his fame as an artist, he would sell that soul. And may have. The journey takes them further and further from Three Pines, to the very mouth of the great St. Lawrence river. To an area so desolate, so damned, the first mariners called it The land God gave to Cain. And there they discover the terrible damage done by a sin-sick soul.

About the Author


LOUISE PENNY is the #1 "New York Times "and "Globe and Mail "bestselling author of nine previous 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781410469854
ISBN-10: 1410469859
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2014
Pages: 605
Language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novels
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Created At: 6/15/2014 06:04pm
Last Updated At: 9/30/2020 09:59pm
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