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Fresh Pick / October 10, 2010

Three Pines #5 October 2009 On Sale: October 13, 2009 384 pages ISBN: 0312377037 EAN: 9780312377038 Hardcover $24.99 Add to Wish List Fiction Buy at A 2010 Anthony Nominee for Best Novel The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny 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…