A Fatal Grace

A Fatal Grace

Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic daughter?and certainly none of the residents of Three Pines. CC de Poitiers managed to alienate everyone, r Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditio...

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Title:A Fatal Grace
Author:Louise Penny
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Dead Cold
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:311 pages pages

A Fatal Grace Reviews

  • Bettie
    Nov 15, 2014
    Description: Welcome to winter in Three Pines, a picturesque village in Quebec, where the villagers are preparing for a traditional country Christmas, and someone is preparing for murder. No one liked CC de Poitiers. Not her quiet husband, not her spineless lover, not her pathetic...
  • PattyMacDotComma
    Dec 30, 2017
    5? ?With each breath his nostrils froze shut and the air was like an ice pack in his sinuses, shooting pain through his forehead and making his eyes tear and freeze. By the time they were halfway to the train station he could barely see . . . the cold was already inside him, as th...
  • Maxwell
    Mar 10, 2018
    I enjoyed this one slightly more than the 1st book in the series, and that gives me hope for the rest of them! I find the stories to be slightly outlandish, but the characters and setting are charming. They have a bit more depth than usual mystery/thrillers. I'm curious to see where th...
  • Laura
    Jan 26, 2012
    It took a little while to get started, but what a great finish! I really enjoyed the second in the Inspector Gamache series. The village of Three Pines and all its inhabitants comes alive under the pen of Louise Penny. I'm also enjoying getting to know not only Gamache, but all of his ...
  • Kim
    Feb 03, 2009
    This is the second book I've read in this series and just as good as the other one I have read. I'm not reading them in order, which is fine with me since it's usually a few weeks after I finish one before I start another in the series. I really love Louise Penny's writing style and th...
  • Lewis Weinstein
    Sep 01, 2012
    I started reading this book immediately after finishing Still Life, with high expectations. At first, I was disappointed. The initial chapters seemed to lose the edge established by the prior book, the returning characters from the village of Three Pines seemed far less interesting tha...
  • Brenda
    Jul 24, 2018
    Chief Inspector Armand Gamach of the Sûreté du Québec received the call while with his wife ? he was immediately headed to Three Pines where he?d investigated a murder the previous year. There had been another murder. Three Pines was a pretty little village and as it was near...
  • Elizabeth
    Jan 31, 2014
    The setup for this book is very long and the main thing the author established was how cruel some characters were and how others were affected by cruelty. This section was so unnecessarily long that I wanted to give up on the book. The only reason I didn't was because I really enjoyed ...
  • James Thane
    Jan 23, 2015
    Louise Penny is a gifted writer who has created in Chief Inspector Armand Gamache a sympathetic protagonist who appeals to large numbers of readers. She has also created a richly-imagined setting in the charming Canadian village of Three Pines, which is located somewhere just south of ...
  • Susan Anderson
    Apr 02, 2013
    Where to begin with all the richness that A FATAL GRACE gave me. Reading it, I wondered how I had lived so long without discovering the work of Louise Penny, a first-rate writer. Her creation in this book is so real, her writing so lyrical, her characters so unique and the book's struc...
  • Candi
    Oct 31, 2018
    "The monster?s dead and the villagers are celebrating." It?s been some time, but I was happy to find myself back in Three Pines, the idyllic little community in Quebec that is peppered with interesting characters, as well as several secrets. CC de Poitiers is fairly new in town,...
  • Connie
    Nov 26, 2013
    3.5 stars. The 2nd in the Gamache series did not get quite as high praise as the first, but I will continue with this series. I think this one bogged down a bit for me and perhaps since the victim was not very likable I am not sure I was as invested in finding out "who dunnit". ...
  • Judy
    Jun 12, 2019
    My second Inspector Gamache novel and I am hooked. I totally enjoyed the return to Three Pines and the characters, familiar from the first book. I know I will have to read all that are written and I see a new one is coming out in August - 'A Better Man'. Reading about the Inspector jus...
  • Matt
    Oct 17, 2018
    Louise Penny returns with a second novel in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, just as riveting and captivating as the debut piece that offered the reader so much! While many of the familiar residents of Three Pines are in Montreal to shop for the holiday season, a newer family...
  • Delee
    Dec 02, 2013
    Myrna looked out the window and wondered whether their peace, so fragile and precious, was about to be shattered. Since CC de Poitiers had arrived there'd been a gathering gloom over their little community. She'd brought something unsavory to Three Pines, in time for Christmas. [ima...
  • Holly
    May 05, 2017
    This story was perhaps a little too full of various coincidences as to be beyond belief, but man did I enjoy this book. Seriously, I don't know how this author does it but she manages to make books about murder feel almost comforting. I can't explain it. I just love these characters. I...
  • Margitte
    Sep 03, 2014
    It is seldom the case for me to feel a happy contentment when opening up a book. A feeling of "Oh, it feels so good to be home". Louise Penny has become a firm favorite in the murder mystery genre and I just loved to be home in the Three Pines village of Quebec again with all the chara...
  • Anne
    May 26, 2012
    What Louise Penny does is create a small, intimate world, while creating a sense of place so pervasive you feel you know it. Canada is rarely featured in best-selling books, and to have it so celebrated is wonderful. It is Quebec, to be sure, but the Quebec of Anglo-culture, and so, it...
  • Carol
    Jul 27, 2013
    Have you ever been so dam cold that you could hardly move your frozen lips to talk? Having grown up in Michigan amidst many a freezing winter days, I have, and in A Fatal Grace, Louise Penny truly brings a chilling winter alive making the reader feel you are at the enchanted snowy vill...
  • Heidi The Reader
    Mar 04, 2019
    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache solves more murders while surrounded by the sparkling personalities that compose the small town of Three Pines in Canada. Nobody likes the victim of the murder, which makes the job harder for Gamache. As a reader, I was cheering for Gamache to solve t...
  • Emma
    Jun 10, 2018
    This series is great. I love the way Penny leads us into the psyche of people. Ganache listens. It is how he solves crimes. Gamache also loves people but I think Louise Penny must too. The people of Three Pines are an amazing cast. It makes me yearn for that kind of community. I love R...
  • Phrynne
    Mar 04, 2017
    Yet another of those books with two titles. A Fatal Grace or Dead Cold. Take your pick. Anyway whatever it is called it is an excellent book. I hate the cold, but love reading about places where the snow is metres deep and the water freezes on the end of the firemen's hoses as they tr...
  • Ann Girdharry
    Dec 10, 2018
    Definitely a top read. This is a really enjoyable, cozy mystery, starring the wonderful Inspector Armand Gamache. In this second book in the series, Gamache and his team and called back to the small village of Three Pines to investigate the murder of CC Poitiers. It?s Christma...
  • Ann Girdharry
    May 30, 2018
    Definitely a top read. This is a really enjoyable, cozy mystery, starring the wonderful and ethical Inspector Armand Gamache. In this second book in the series, Gamache and his team and called back to the small village of Three Pines to investigate the murder of CC Poitiers. It...
  • Paula Kalin
    Jul 16, 2015
    Louise Penny is terrific. I'm a big fan of her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. A Fatal Grace, the 2nd of the series, takes a different path from the first book. More emotion, in depth character analysis, and what is perceived and what is really inside peoples minds. Different an...
  • Adina
    Mar 09, 2018
    "So much more comforting to see bad in others; gives us all sorts of excuses for our own bad behavior. But good? No, only really remarkable people see the good in others." A fatal grace is the 2nd installment in Inspector Armand Gamache cozy mystery series. In Still Life I was intro...
  • Jim
    Dec 16, 2016
    This is the third book in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series that I have read and it is the second in the series. It is fast becoming my favorite new series and I plan to read them in order. I don't think it is necessary to read the books in order but I think it will help to get...
  • Beata
    Dec 05, 2018
    What can I say? Can't add much to thousands or readers praising this series .... One thing is certain, A Fatal Grace left me wanting to read next instalments. ...
  • joyce g
    Apr 14, 2018
    It feels like coming home when you read this second in the Gamache series. Delightful! I would take a few good friends with me to live in Three Pines. ...
  • Fergus
    Dec 11, 2018
    I?m giving this Exceptionally well-written book five stars. Louise Penny is a Supernova in the Canadian literary firmament. And her warmth and human compassion is especially endearing, as is her supercharged inspiration in concocting such an endlessly labyrinthine structure for h...