Bury Your Dead

Bury Your Dead is the sixth novel in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series.

Louise Penny

It is Winter Carnival in Quebec City, bitterly cold and surpassingly beautiful. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has come not to join the revels but to recover from an investigation gone hauntingly wrong. But violent death is inescapable, even in the apparent sanctuary of the Literary and Historical Society — where an obsessive historian's quest for the remains of the founder of Quebec, Samuel de Champlain, ends in murder. Could a secret buried with Champlain for nearly 400 years be so dreadful that someone would kill to protect it?

Meanwhile, Gamache is receiving disquieting letters from the village of Three Pines, where beloved Bistro owner Olivier was recently convicted of murder. "It doesn't make sense," Olivier's partner writes every day. "He didn't do it, you know."

As past and present collide in this astonishing novel, Gamache must relive a terrible event from his own past before he can begin to bury his dead. (From Minotaur Books)

Author interview | More about this book

Author interview

Louise Penny speaks about her latest in the Inspector Gamache series, "Bury Your Dead." 17:38

More about this book

The Next Chapter's road trip column with Treasa Levasseur highlights Quebec City as seen in the pages of Louise Penny's mystery novel "Bury Your Dead." 9:13