Still Life

Still Life

, Book # 1
Minotaur Books
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The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force.

But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets...

About the book

First book in the series with Armande Ganache as the protagonist. The book is set in Canada, in Quebec therefore it’s where French is wildly diffuse.

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving but Gamache has to work. A woman was found fatally wounded by an arrow in a small town not far from Montreal. Everyone thinks it was a hunting accident, but who shot the arrow?

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Reading Challenges Recap

Let’s see how my challenges went this 2021. I need to say that I read a lot this year except for some months where I had a lot of work (and no lockdown this year so less time to read – not that I have a job that locks down since I’m one of the lucky one which store is open during lockdowns, but I digress…)

Generally, everything was fine as you can see from the chart below and seeing that for some challenges I read a lot more, now I will talk about them one by one :D

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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

, Book # 11
Harper Collins
January 1st 1934
December 16, 2021 December 18, 2021
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Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks as it travels through the mountainous Balkans. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year but, by the morning, it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside.

One of the passengers is none other than detective Hercule Poirot. On vacation.

Isolated and with a killer in their midst, Poirot must identify the murderer—in case he or she decides to strike again.

About the book

Last review of 2021, I still have a read book that I need to review but I will post it in the new year.

We are on the famous train that has inspired directors and screenwriters so much. Perhaps it is the best known book by Agatha in the world, but is it worth it? Is its notoriety justified?

Poirot is travelling with other passengers when the train stops due to snow. In addition, a passenger was killed during the night. Was it someone from outside or is there a killer on the train?

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