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The Brutal Telling

(2009)
(The fifth book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel
Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
Agatha Award Best Novel
Chaos is coming, old son.

With those words the peace of Three Pines is shattered. As families prepare to head back to the city and children say goodbye to summer, a stranger is found murdered in the village bistro and antiques store. Once again, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team are called in to strip back layers of lies, exposing both treasures and rancid secrets buried in the wilderness.

No one admits to knowing the murdered man, but as secrets are revealed, chaos begins to close in on the beloved bistro owner, Olivier. How did he make such a spectacular success of his business? What past did he leave behind and why has he buried himself in this tiny village? And why does every lead in the investigation find its way back to him?

As Olivier grows more frantic, a trail of clues and treasures - from first editions of Charlotte's Web and Jane Eyre to a spider web with the word 'WOE' woven in it - lead the Chief Inspector deep into the woods and across the continent in search of the truth, and finally back to Three Pines as the little village braces for the truth and the final, brutal telling.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

Used availability for Louise Penny's The Brutal Telling

Hardback Editions

August 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4084-8590-7 / 978-1-4084-8590-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Brutal Telling (A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4104-2304-2 / 978-1-4104-2304-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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October 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-4103-1 / 978-0-7553-4103-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-312-37703-7 / 978-0-312-37703-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-250-16166-5 / 978-1-250-16166-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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June 2016 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-250-10911-6 / 978-1-250-10911-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 5
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7515-4758-1 / 978-0-7515-4758-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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February 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4084-8591-5 / 978-1-4084-8591-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-5755-8 / 978-0-7553-5755-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-312-66168-1 / 978-0-312-66168-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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April 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-4105-8 / 978-0-7553-4105-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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October 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-4104-X / 978-0-7553-4104-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4272-8024-X / 978-1-4272-8024-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 5
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 5
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 5
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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December 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7531-4950-8 / 978-0-7531-4950-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7531-4951-6 / 978-0-7531-4951-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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December 2009 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Brutal Telling
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7531-4952-4 / 978-0-7531-4952-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2009 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Brutal Telling (An Armand Gamache-Three Pines Mystery)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4332-9708-6 / 978-1-4332-9708-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Brutal Telling (An Armand Gamache - Three Pines Mystery)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4332-9711-6 / 978-1-4332-9711-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Brutal Telling (Three Pines Mysteries (Blackstone Audio))
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4332-9709-4 / 978-1-4332-9709-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 2009 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Brutal Telling (An Armand Gamache - Three Pines Mystery)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4332-9712-4 / 978-1-4332-9712-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Three Pines Mystery
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 5
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 5 (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series)
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Sphere
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September 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Brutal Telling: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 5)
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon