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Louise Penny: A virtual Tour

Welcome to the Bury Your Dead mini tour of Québec City. “As Québec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the most unusual case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city’s oldest buildings—a library where the English citizens of Québec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries…a mystery Gamache must solve if he’s to apprehend a present-day killer.” Hi, my name is Alex, and I’ll be your tour guide for the remained of this post. Bury Your Dead, Louise Penny‘s six book in her Gamache series is set here in Québec City, in the dead of winter. Which, I might add, are several months long and reach temperatures even your long johns are not prepared for! But I digress. The book opens with Gamache thinking deeply about the terrible events of a raid gone wrong, as he sits across …