The Hangman

The Hangman

by Louise Penny

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Overview

On a cold November morning, a jogger runs through the woods in the peaceful Quebec village of Three Pines. On his run, he finds a dead man hanging from a tree. The dead man was a guest at the local Inn and Spa. He might have been looking for peace and quiet, but something else found him. Something horrible. Did the man take his own life? Or was he murdered? Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the crime scene. As Gamache follows the trail of clues, he opens a door into the past. And he learns the true reason why the man came to Three Pines. This is a quick and easy read for people on the go.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926583242
Publisher: Grass Roots Press
Publication date: 02/21/2019
Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Novella
Pages: 98
Sales rank: 15,620
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Louise Penny (b. 1958) is a Canadian mystery author famous for her series of novels centered around Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of Quebec. Since 2005 Penny has published over a dozen Armand Gamache books, many of them winning such prestigious awards as the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, Dilys, Agatha, and Nero Awards. In 2013, her first book was made into a movie which aired on Canadian Television. Penny lives in a small village south of Montreal.

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The Hangman 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story, but was only 54 pages. Certainly would not have payed $3 if I had known how short it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I refer novels to novellas because there is generally more body to the development of characters, settings and plot. I enjoy getting into the thought processes of the characters. Louise Penny is very adept at this. She builds upon prior novels to some degree, but adds more with each subsequent book. I was surprised and pleased that this novella met my standards. There was sufficient information so that it could be read as a standalone, but I enjoyed it, perhaps more, because of the characters I had from earlier books. And as a novella, I was better able to fit it into my schedule. I would definitely recommend this novella.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short quick read! Not as good as her Gamache longer novels, but still enjoyed it!
Delphimo 8 months ago
I cherish the books of Louise Penny except for The Hangman. This novel begins and ends quickly with little interaction with the lovely characters of Three Pines. The man centers on a hangman who seeks vengeance for the brutal death of his wife and daughter killed by a carload of four young adults. The usual strong characters and heart-rending setting disappear in this novella. The language reminds me of an amateur writer and not the eloquence of a seasoned author. The story is brief and over in one setting, which disappointed this reader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pennys books are wonderful and Three Pines is a place so attractive, I want to find it and move there! But a short story was not what I expected . I like to immerse myself into a story and live each part. The story was very good but much too short. I never really got into it before it ended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way Louise Penny intertwines food, culture, geography and people to make an interesting story and create a family to follow throughout the books—through good times and bad times. She is a talented storyteller.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And in Three Pines. Heaven.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago