The Nature of the Beast (Signed Book) (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #11)

The Nature of the Beast (Signed Book) (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #11)

by Louise Penny

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The Nature of the Beast (Signed Book) (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #11) by Louise Penny

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.

And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet.

And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here.

A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back.

Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250085832
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/25/2015
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Series , #11
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 9.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

LOUISE PENNY is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of ten 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 Montréal.

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The Nature of the Beast (Armand Gamache Series #11) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If your not familiar with this series, you have plenty of time. All excellent stories and character s, that you feel you know . I'm so glad I found her
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Louise Penny's mysteries. All her regular characters are now like friends whose inner lives are revealed more and more with each successive novel. This mystery is darker, and the crimes more horrifying, than the those of the preceding books but sensitively handled. Interesting to discover that the main object in the novel is based on a historical object. I will be reading the next mystery in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read all of her books and getting ready to the latest one. Her writing is terrific. The best whodunits I've ever read. The characters are so real you think you know them personally. I still don't believe Three Pines is not a real place! I want to stay at the B and B and dine at the bistro. I hope Louise Penny never stops writing. I always want to know what's happening to my friends in Three Pines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are there really men like gamache? I hope so. I hope theyre working away all over the world to put off armageddon for us our children and grandchildren and their children. If u have children aspire to raise them to be gamache.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Welcomed back to Three Pines in the best season! A little too much push for dramatics around chapter 36 but still loved it. Penny never fails.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Louise Penney is a fine descriotive writer, but with each book the plots grow more convoluted and implausible. This one was pure melodrama, particularly the jail break. I can't say more without real spoilers, but seriously, we are expected to believe an entire group of high ranking police countenanced something so irresponsibly bone-headed on the say-so of a retiree? Completely and totally unbelievable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another satisfying mystery from Louise Penny, with her mix of the spiritual, the arts, politics and detectives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always enjoyable, alas this novel felt a little contrived.
gloriafeit More than 1 year ago
From the publisher: Hardly a day goes by when nine-year-old Laurent Lepage doesn’t cry wolf. From alien invasions, to winged trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. This is the 11th book in the series, which all take place in and around the Quebec village of Three Pines, variously described as lost, hidden in the hills, and not on any map or GPS, in the middle of nowhere, and a place where “getting lost was almost a prerequisite for finding the place,” despite all of which it seems also to be the site of a very old, and potentially monstrous, weapon All the residents of the village are present, and the many fans of the series will welcome them: Gamache, now in his late fifties and retired from the Surete; Chief Inspector Isabella Lacoste, who holds the office previously held by Gamache, who has now been offered the job as Superintendent, heading up the division that oversees Homicide and Serious Crimes but doesn’t seem keen to come out of retirement; Myrna, a large black woman who runs a new and used bookstore and was once a prominent psychologist in Montreal; Ruth Zardo, an eccentric, award-winning poet, and Rosa, her beloved pet duck; Gabri and Olivier, the lovers who run the bistro and the B&B; Monsieur Beliveau, the grocer; Clara Morrow, an artist and portraitist; as well as Henri, Gamache's German shepherd. Crucial as well is Jean-Guy Beauvoir, a Surete officer in his late thirties, formerly Gamache's second in command and now married to his daughter. A new character is Adam Cohen, Lacoste’s trainee and protégé at the behest of Gamache, who plays a key role in the intricate plot. Three Pines, and its residents, remain as charming as ever. An interesting note is found in Gamache’s revelation that he was raised by his Jewish grandmother, which explains his familiarity with Yiddish expressions. As always the writing is never less than elegant, and the book is recommended.
MasonCanyon More than 1 year ago
Opening a book to Three Pines is like visiting with old friends. When those characters come to life through audio, you feel surrounded by their essence and a part of their world. Listeners/readers can return to Three Pines with the release of author Louise Penny’s latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel, THE NATURE OF THE BEAST. Narrator Robert Bathrust becomes the voices of the eclectic residents of Three Pines taking over for the late Ralph Cosham who passed away late last year. Bathrust does a fine job of giving his own take on the numerous dwellers in Three Pines. His mannerisms and cadence works well portraying the varying emotions of the story. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his wife, Reine-Marie, have retired to Three Pines for peace and quiet. But when a young local boy is murdered, the residents soon realize his tall tale of a huge gun and a monster in the woods could be true. The boy who cried wolf so many times finally told the truth and it cost him his life. As Gamache aids Jean-Guy Beauvoir and Isabelle Lacoste in looking deeper into the boy’s death, another resident is killed. Are the two deaths related and which of the Three Pines residents is hiding a long-kept dark secret that could destroy the peaceful little town? Penny skillfully weaves bits of history and lore into this mesmerizing thriller. Her almost hypnotic writing technique lures listeners/readers in and holds them spellbound until the end. The story moves at a steady pace blending information from several directions as it comes to a heart-pounding conclusion. Through Penny’s rich descriptions and vivid details, listeners/readers are absorbed into the quaint village. The characters, well-developed and realistic, are likable. The close-knit feeling of the sleepy little town washes over you. While the story gives you a sense of friendship and belonging, it is also filled with suspense and foreboding dread. This spine-tingling thriller will keep you guessing and wondering. THE NATURE OF THE BEAST shows the residents of Three Pines aren’t isolated from the world of danger and terror as they had hoped. An enthralling mystery with worldwide connections of mass destruction. FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
nhr3bookcrazyNR More than 1 year ago
I just love Three Pines. It was so wonderful to have another visit to the entire cast of characters from all of the Chief Inspector Gamache books. I love them. This story was no different. From the very first word to the very last, I was totally involved with the story. But ... we still don't know what's next for Armand and Reine-Marie. So... bring on the next book, Ms. Penny. I'll just have to wait to see. Every time, you deliver and make it worth the wait.
Anonymous 6 months ago
The child found it and was murdered. The niece stored it. She was killed as well. Discover the secrets the great gun stores, as Gamache and his crew unravel this carefully crafted mystery from the pen of Louise Penny..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another thrilling tale in the Armand Gamache series. ~*~LEB~*~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I always enjoy reading about Three Pines but felt there were to many separate pieces to this one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
wengyrn More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to talk about the books and the mysteries--they speak for themselves. I only want to say that the characters are now living in my house and I wish for them to never leave. Ms. Penny is beyond incredible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Finally a Three Pines story that kept me engrossed! Louise Penny's best yet!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me preface this by saying fell in love with Three Pines in the first chapter of Still Life and consider Louise Penny to be a rare talent of a descriptive writer. That said, I've not enjoyed her last three books: the ponderous gravitas, questionable storylines (Nature of the Beast being the worst), and redundancy (must Armand recite Ruth's "What hurt you once..." in each book?") disappointed me. I agree with a previous reviewer...more emphasis on quality and less on cranking out a new title each year.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read
AZ2MI88 More than 1 year ago
I have loved every Louise Penny book until this one. Three Pines and the characters that lived there are fun, very unique and enjoyable. This story is bizzare ...some true historical facts mixed in with past events that are not believable. Maybe Penny is pushing out books too fast. If this was my first experience reading Penny I would not have finished the book. I kept hoping for redemption. Did not happen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of this series, and this newest installment is an okay read. The story is based on actual incidents, which is interesting, but some of the plot is pretty far-fetched. The descriptions of cozy drinks at the bistro and yummy meals continues as in previous books. I was even prompted to look up recipes for parsnip and apple soup!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago