Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) by Louise Penny

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Read Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13) Online Free - When a mysterious figure appears on the village green on a cold November day in Three Pines, Armand Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, knows something is seriously wrong. Yet he does nothing. Legally, what can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

From the moment its shadow falls over Three Pines, Gamache suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. When it suddenly vanishes and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.

In the early days of the investigation into the murder, and months later, as the trial for the accused begins in a Montreal courtroom on a steamy day in July, the Chief Superintendent continues to struggle with actions he’s set in motion, from which there is no going back. “This case began in a higher court,” he tells the judge, “and it’s going to end there.”

And regardless of the trial’s outcome, he must face his own conscience.

In her latest utterly gripping book, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.

Title : Glass Houses (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #13)
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ISBN : 1250066190
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Linda rated it ★★★★★

August 01, 2017

No murder. No Gamache. The Cobrador: A tall, hooded figure robed in the midnight hour of black takes its position in the village center of Three Pines. The chilled November wind swirls around this individual who neither moves nor gestures to another soul. High in the Pyrenees in 1841 a cobrador's...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★★

June 02, 2017

The less said the better since I don't want to give anything away, so my review will be very brief. I will say fans of this series will not be disappointed, this one may well be the best so far. A hard thing to accomplish in series of this length. Gamache will put everything on the line. Somethin...

Cathrine ☯️ rated it ★★★★★

July 19, 2017

5 🥐 🥐 🥐 🥐 🥐 So you’re a fan and you’re starting to get stressed. How much longer can the author keep our hero sustainable? Or perhaps you’re superstitious and thinking #13 could mean bad luck rather than a baker’s dozen. How many murders can one small town suffer? How many times can you enjoy a cafe...

Esil rated it ★★★★★

September 05, 2017

4.5 stars rounded up to 5 stars. It's that time of year again, Armand. Labour Day weekend, and we get to spend a couple of days together... Last year, I went gaga over Louise Penny's annual dose of Armand Gamache and the folks in Three Pines. This year's fare was lovely, but I can't quite give it f...

Jaline rated it ★★★★★

September 11, 2017

"There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts." ~Gandhi In this 13th book of Louise Penny’s “Inspector Gamache” series, the peaceful village of Three Pines is being threatened by something menacing. A tall figure stands still...

Brenda rated it ★★★★☆

September 15, 2017

I was disappointed in the first half of this book. There are strangers in Three Pines. Anton is a dishwasher working in the bistro, and Jacqueline works in the boulangerie even though her talent does not include making baguettes. There are also two married couples, including Lea who has known Myr...

JanB rated it ★★★☆☆

September 07, 2017

It pains me to do this, as this is one of my favorite series, but I can't give it more than 2.5 stars (fair). With a new Penny book I settle in to spend time with my favorite characters in the quaint village of Three Pines. The books have always been as much of a character study as a mystery, and...

Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews rated it ★★★★☆

August 30, 2017

A conscience - we all have one, but do we know what may be on another person's conscience or even on ours that may bother us? When a hooded figure appeared on the green in Three Pines and stayed without moving for three days, all the residents were tense and wondered what he was doing there. Did t...

Elvan rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

Brilliant. Unique to the series, Glass Houses opens with Armand Gamache on the witness stand giving evidence in a murder trial. It is July and the courtroom is stifling hot. His recounting of the events which led to a murder in Three Pines the previous November bring chills to those in the courtr...

LJ rated it ★★★★★

August 15, 2017

First Sentence: “State your name, please.” It is a very hot July day in Montreal and Chief Inspector Gamache is testifying in a murder trial. The previous Halloween, a figure in a black robe and mask has stood for several days on the green. It didn’t speak, rarely moved, and finally disappeared. T...

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