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The Cruellest Month

(2007)
(The Cruelest Month)
(The third book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Barry Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Agatha Award Best Novel
“Many mystery buffs have credited Louise Penny with the revival of the type of traditional murder mystery made famous by Agatha Christie. . . . The book's title is a metaphor not only for the month of April but also for Gamache's personal and professional challenges---making this the series standout so far.”
--Sarah Weinman

Welcome to Three Pines, where the cruelest month is about to deliver on its threat.
It's spring in the tiny, forgotten village; buds are on the trees and the first flowers are struggling through the newly thawed earth. But not everything is meant to return to life. . .
When some villagers decide to celebrate Easter with a séance at the Old Hadley House, they are hoping to rid the town of its evil---until one of their party dies of fright. Was this a natural death, or was the victim somehow helped along?
Brilliant, compassionate Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is called to investigate, in a case that will force him to face his own ghosts as well as those of a seemingly idyllic town where relationships are far more dangerous than they seem.

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Used availability for Louise Penny's The Cruellest Month

Hardback Editions

November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Cruellest Month, The (Large Print Book)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4056-4975-5 / 978-1-4056-4975-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cruelest Month (Three Pines Mysteries, No. 3)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4104-0716-0 / 978-1-4104-0716-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Cruelest Month (Three Pines Mysteries, No. 3)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-312-35257-3 / 978-0-312-35257-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
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September 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Cruellest Month
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-2894-9 / 978-0-7553-2894-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Paperback Editions

June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruellest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7515-4748-4 / 978-0-7515-4748-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-312-57350-2 / 978-0-312-57350-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruellest Month
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-2896-5 / 978-0-7553-2896-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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December 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-312-94450-0 / 978-0-312-94450-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruellest Month
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-4075-2 / 978-0-7553-4075-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruellest Month
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-5608-X / 978-0-7553-5608-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HEADLINE
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2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruellest Month [Large Print] (A Three Pines Mystery)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4056-4976-3 / 978-1-4056-4976-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor Paragon
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Cruellest Month
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7553-2895-7 / 978-0-7553-2895-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4272-7236-0 / 978-1-4272-7236-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 3
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cruellest Month: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 3
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cruellest Month: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 3
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cruellest Month: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 3
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cruelest Month (An Inspector Armand Gamache-Three Pines Mystery)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4332-3379-7 / 978-1-4332-3379-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2008 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Cruellest Month
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7531-3172-2 / 978-0-7531-3172-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2008 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Cruellest Month
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 0-7531-3173-0 / 978-0-7531-3173-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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March 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cruelest Month: A Three Pines Mystery
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Cruelest Month (A Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, Three Pines Mystery, # 3)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4332-3376-2 / 978-1-4332-3376-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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March 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Cruelest Month (A Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, Three Pines Mystery, # 3)(Library Edition)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4332-3377-0 / 978-1-4332-3377-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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March 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Cruelest Month (An Inspector Armand Gamache - Three Pines Mystery, No. 3)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-4332-3380-0 / 978-1-4332-3380-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cruellest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Cruellest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 3 (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series)
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Cruelest Month: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 3)
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon