A Rule Against Murder

A Rule Against Murder

"What happened here last night isn't allowed," said Madame Dubois. It was such an extraordinary thing to say it stopped the ravenous Inspector Beauvoir from taking another bite of his roast beef on baguette. "You have a rule against murder?" he asked. "I do. When my husband and I bought the Bellechasse we made a pact....Everything that stepped foot on this land would be safe. "What happened here last night isn't allowed," said Madame Dubois. It was such an extraordinary thing to say it st...

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Title:A Rule Against Murder
Author:Louise Penny
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:A Rule Against Murder
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:322 pages pages

A Rule Against Murder Reviews

  • Kirsten #NeverAgainIsNow
    Sep 22, 2018
    One of the best in the series so far. We get a glimpse into the background of Chief Inspector Gamache as well as seeing Madame Gamache. The background to Peter Morrow was interesting as well. An inn - or auberge - is the setting. So you basically have an English Country House myste...
  • Bettie
    Aug 04, 2015
    Description: It is the height of summer, and Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache are celebrating their wedding anniversary at Manoir Bellechasse, an isolated, luxurious inn not far from the village of Three Pines. But they're not alone. The Finney family -- rich, cultured, and respectable -...
  • PattyMacDotComma
    Jan 01, 2019
    4.5? ?The Morrows seemed to believe there was a special code that allowed them to say what they liked about others, deliberately within their hearing, without it?s being discourteous. ?Isn?t that the ugliest baby you?ve ever seen?? ?You shouldn?t wear white if...
  • Carol
    Sep 15, 2016
    Seems I've never wrote a review about the 4th in Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Oh well, there's plenty of other reviews. I do remember liking it as Three Pines is like coming home. ...
  • Patti
    Jan 17, 2009
    I just want to hang out with Armand Gamache. He is such a calm, practical person to be around, and you just know that he'll figure out who did what and why. In this entry into the series, Armand and his wife, Reine-Marie, are spending their anniversary at their favorite lodge, not far ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    Jun 07, 2017
    A wedding anniversary celebration for Armand and Reine-Marie and a family reunion at Manoir Bellechasse for the Morrow family bring Louise Penny's familiar characters back to beautiful Three Pines and along with the characters comes a murder. The Morrow family is known to not have...
  • Brenda
    Jan 05, 2019
    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. The large group also at the Manoir, and having a family reunion were not a nice bunch of people, ...
  • Erica
    Dec 22, 2014
    Previously on Goodreads, my review for book 3 You know? These are really growing on me. Thanks, Mom! So, here's a stupid conversation I had with my mom last week while we were sitting in the waiting room between doctor's appointments. Me: "Oh, hey, I'm listening to the next Lo...
  • Ivonne Rovira
    Jun 06, 2012
    I've been hooked on Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series since I read her debut novel, Still Life. Yet, as great as the novels have been, A Rule Against Murder still somehow manages to top all of the previous ones. As ever, Penny plots out an interesting murder myste...
  • Richard Derus
    Sep 08, 2010
    I'm mad at Louise Penny because of book #5 in the Three Pines/Chief Inspector Gamache mysteries, and I want to take it out on her now, but in fairness I just can't. I loved this book as much as I expected to. I thought that moving the action out of Three Pines would make me grumpy, but...
  • Connie
    Feb 09, 2014
    I have listened to this series and Inspector Gamache is the perfect companion for my commute. This one took the reader away from Three Pines and I enjoyed the many glimpses into Gamaches life and even his demons. Each one is getting just a bit better as these characters have become mo...
  • Matt
    Oct 21, 2018
    Louise Penny?s Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series continues to get better as I binge my way through the collection. The detail and bucolic nature of the pieces invite me to keep reading, as though I have developed an addiction for all that is Gamache. Chief Inspector Gamache accom...
  • Mona
    Feb 17, 2015
    Another Enjoyable Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book Four of Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series, "A Rule Against Murder", unlike the previous books, is not set in the picturesque Quebecois village of Three Pines (although the protagonists do pay Three Pines a visit)...
  • Holly
    Mar 04, 2018
    The mystery was perhaps not as interesting as in previous books in this series but that is completely overshadowed by getting to see the inner workings of Peter Morrow's family. I always thought he had some underlying issues with how jealous he could be of his wonderful wife Clara so t...
  • Camie
    Feb 26, 2018
    While Inspector Gamache and his wife Reine-Marie are celebrating their 35 th Anniversary at the spectacularly isolated Manoir Bellechase, the extended members of the eccentric and wealthy Morrow/Finney family show up for an ill fated family reunion. To honor their late father there is ...
  • Margitte
    Apr 07, 2015
    Chief Inspector Gamache and his wife Reine-Marie, are celebrating their thirty-five-year wedding anniversary by staying at Manoir Bellechasse for a few days. The rich, cultured, respectable Finney family, an old- or no money family, living in a meritocracy, graces their presence in thi...
  • Emma
    Sep 16, 2018
    3.5 rounded up. Three Pines was largely missing in this story, although in the same region. I found the resolution of this one a bit unsatisfactory for 2 reasons. One was that the motive was not entirely plausible. And secondly, while I love the psychological aspects of these books, I ...
  • Phrynne
    May 20, 2017
    Number 4 in the series and I actually enjoyed it a little less than the first three. It may be because I listened to this one on audio and I found the narrator annoying - he had a lovely voice and a beautiful French accent but he read in a kind of staccato, the words jumping out instea...
  • Paula Kalin
    Nov 21, 2015
    Louise Penny is a master in the murder mystery genre. A Rule Against Murder, the fourth in her Chief Inspector Gamache series, takes us places in the minds of her characters like no other writer out there. The setting for this book is different from her usual Three Pines. The Gamac...
  • Anirudh
    May 15, 2013
    I began reading this book with high expectations. It had received a lot of praise and high ratings. So naturally I was eager to unravel its mysteries. But unfortunately, it was a letdown. I am not sure whether the author was trying to write a crime thriller or a family drama. I would n...
  • Katie Ziegler (Life Between Words)
    Nov 28, 2017
    I. Love. Armand. Gamache. And I loved the deepening of his character in this book, especially the longer glimpse we got into his marriage and his family history. He's just such a wonderful man and I love spending time with him. It's refreshing given the penchant for really tortured det...
  • Adina
    Dec 18, 2018
    Wow, it took me a while to write a review. Sorry Guys. As you can imagine, if I got to no.4 I really like this series. Then why only 3 stars? Hmm, I think I wanted a break from Three Pines which it was but not totally as you will see if you read this one. Also I did not feel the mo...
  • Rita Schuldt
    Jun 02, 2017
    I did not like this one as much as the previous ones. It seemed much darker and it included a family that you love to hate. The Gamaches are staying at a beautiful lodge near Three Pines, of course, to celebrate their anniversary and, surprise, a murder takes place. It's a member of th...
  • Kylie H
    Jun 14, 2019
    Number 4 in the Armand Gamache series and once again a great mystery. It is a bit disappointing that the village of Three Pines is on the periphery of this book, but on the other hand we learn more about the Chief Inspector Gamache and his past, as well as Peter Morrow who I have neve...
  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
    Mar 22, 2018
    EXCERPT: ... there was something unnatural about the Manoir Bellechasse from the very beginning. It was staggeringly beautiful, the stripped logs golden and glowing. It was made of wood and wattle and sat right at the water's edge. It commanded Lake Massawippi, as the Robber Barons com...
  • Jeff Grosser
    Jul 18, 2017
    I've been lucky enough to read these wonderful mysteries during the time of year when they take place. The descriptions are so warm & cozy that I feel like I am right there with Chief Inspector Gamache, and we are working to solve the murder together. The next book in the series, T...
  • Jim
    Feb 14, 2017
    One of the wonderful things about a Louise Penny novel is that it is not just a whodunit. The reader needs to figure out how it was done ... as are Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team. In A Fatal Grace the victim was electrocuted in the middle of a frozen lake, in front of the ...
  • Beata
    Dec 22, 2018
    I enjoyed another encounter with Armand, learning a bit more about his family history and following his investigation, however, I found previous books a little more mysterious and, yes, interesting... Taking a little break from the series, but I'll continue reading the series. ...
  • joyce g
    Jun 17, 2018
    Honeybees make an entrance into this grand world. ...
  • Lori
    Mar 15, 2019
    I enjoy this series, I'm never quite as happy when it moves too far away from Three Pines. I re-read this one because a new edition came up on the library's new bookshelf. And, all that I remembered well was that's the one with (view spoiler)[Peter's crap family (hide spoiler)] . Besid...