First St. Martin's Minotaur paperback edition.
312 pages ; 21 cm
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache ; bk. 1
Penny, Louise, 1958- Chief Inspector Armand Gamache ; bk. 1.
Originally published: London : Headline, 2005.
"With this award-winning debut novel, Louise Penny introduces the wise and engaging Armand Gamache, who commands his forces--and this series--with integrity, strength, and charm"--Page 4 of cover.
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it's a tragic hunting accident and nothing more, but Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods, and is soon certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.--From publisher description.