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Still Life

Chief Inspector Gamache Book 1
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The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets....

Coming soon: Book 2 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, Dead Cold. Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues.

©2005 Louise Penny (P)2006 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Pathetic!

This novel is apparently the first of a series set in rural Québec.

Sadly, it is totally devoid of interest:

• the characters are shallow and stereotypical: a rebellious teen-ager, a chubby, cheerful, gay restaurant owner, a foul-mouthed perpetually angry poet, etc.
• the plot is at once predictable and ridiculous: a lost will, a job suspension for thinking outside the box, a finale in a snake pit (which turns out to be an illusion), etc.
• an irritating obsession with food, complete with lengthy descriptions of … muffins;
• a poor knowledge of Québec culture despite its use for providing colour and originality; much is made for instance of Thanksgiving dinner which is by no means a local tradition;
• multiple basic errors in the use of French, which could have easily been avoided by hiring a francophone proof-reader.

The audio version compounds the aggravation with a narrator who does not adequately know French (pronouncing for instance “Société des alcools” to rhyme with fool) and who gives the main character a Québec accent whereas we are told very early on that he studied in the UK and speaks an impeccable British English.

Overall, there is no justification for recommending this work to anyone.

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  • A+
  • 23/02/2017

Stimmungsvolle und stimmungsvoll gelesene Story

Start in eine neue Reihe von Whodunnits, psychologisch beschriebene und detailliert gezeichnete Charaktere. Einblick auch in den Konflikt von französisch- und englischsprachigen Kanadiern in der Provinz Quebec und Wissenswertes über die Geschichte des Bogens. Dieses Hörbuch abzuschalten ist schwierig! Suchtgefahr!

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  • 14/04/2019

Interesting Book

Interesting book, great characters. Check out the rest of the series. It keeps getting better and better!

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