A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Gamache, 4)

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A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Gamache, 4)

A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Gamache, 4)

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His parents with their societal issues and their personal issues had certainly warped the lives of their children as we are shown time and again throughout this book.

She wants to hide the identity of the killer until the last possible moment, and then reveals it during the overly dramatic, and ridiculous, climax of the novel. After the incident on the roof, Beauvior tells Gamache that he looked like a Burgher of Calais, that he was frightened. Gamache alerts his fellow members of the Homicide squad with the Sûreté du Québec, turning this quiet community into a hive of action. Later, Pierre confesses that he killed Julia because he was bitter that her imprisoned, soon-to-be ex-husband had bankrupted his father, along with many others, by running a pyramid scheme.

Sandra: Thomas’ wife, seemingly bursting at the seams with insecurity and unhappiness and constantly making unreasonable demands on the staff of the Manoir Bellechasse. In A Rule Against Murder, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his wife Reine-Marie are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary at their favorite place, the Manoir Bellechasse, an auberge (inn) deep in the forests of Quebec. Thomas throws a barb at Julia meant to hurt, and it has the desired effect—she loses her temper and rails at her siblings one by one, before saying to the room, “I know Daddy’s secret” and running outside. This theme of weirdness between the two men continues through the whole series and it always puzzles me. While Chief Inspector Armand Gamache saved lives and sanity and a family, this author saved my sanity

Louise Penny plays with duality, and in A Rule Against Murder we see the juxtaposition of the unnatural within the natural. Upon arrival at Manoir Bellechasse, the Gamaches learn that they will not have the solitude to which they are accustomed, as a family reunion brings much excitement and fills the rest of the rooms. Peter and Clara Morrow show up at the Manoir to be at a special family reunion of Peter's horrid family. The problem in solving the case, is that the family lives in their own world, refusing reality to enter. Finney sitting across the room to read to her children, but being a rejecting person is not merely about not being a touchy-feely person.Normally Pierre is exceptionally patient, and has trained young workers summer after summer, but Elliot seems a special case. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his wife Reine-Marie had been holidaying at the Manoir Bellechasse for many years, and this latest visit would be to celebrate their wedding anniversary. If there truly was love on one or both of the parent’s part, at least one of the children would have felt it.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, the head of the homicide division of La Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police force, and his wife are there enjoying a well-earned anniversary celebration. She was a rejecting person when her children were growing up, and she continues to be a rejecting person to date.Instead, most of the action occurs at the Manoir Bellechasse, a luxurious and remote Quebec Inn (patterned on the real Hovey Manor). And then there is Gamache's second in command, Jean Guy Beauvoir, who intrigues me with his inner thoughts and outer appearance of natty-ness. Most detective stories feature detectives who are scarred in some way, either always alone or divorced, cussing regularly. He tells Daniel that life is hard enough without giving a child a name that will lead to abuse or bullying.

He is kind, he is loving, he is forgiving, he is calm and steady and believes in forgiveness for everyone, particularly murderers. Penny releases some essential backstory again in this piece, balancing his ever-evolving relationship with Reine-Marie against some tidbits about his parents, who were killed when he was just a child. When he spends a rare day off in Three Pines with Reine-Marie, he discovers the answer to the puzzle of the statue: Sugar had been placed between the statue and its base, making it easier to move.The rich, cultured, respectable Finney family, an old- or no money family, living in a meritocracy, graces their presence in this remote auberge. You cannot have one without the other, and I would argue that Penny’s philosophical musings and themes control and drive the plot. I like Clara a little less now; I like Peter almost not at all; and the Gamaches are aces in my book, though I suspect that Armand would wear on me if he's really like he was at the very, very end of this book. Reine-Marie had talked with their daughter-in-law, and learns they may name their baby after Armand’s father if it’s a boy. Without a full cast of Three Pines residents, it is the Finneys and Morrows who provide much entertainment and the odd cringing moment as the narrative progresses.



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