Thursday, June 8, 2017

A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny


A wedding anniversary celebration for Armand and Reine-Marie and a family reunion at Manoir Bellechasse for the Morrow family bring Louise Penny's familiar characters back to beautiful Three Pines and along with the characters comes a murder.

The Morrow family is known to not have much love for each other.  When a marble statue is brought into the pristine landscape, questions are raised about why it is there.  A thunderstorm brings a tragic surprise to mar the statue's meaning.

A RULE AGAINST MURDER is another well-written book with Louise Penny's beautiful, detailed writing that puts you right into the book and the scenes.  You can feel yourself swimming in the lake, walking through the gardens, enjoying the evening chats, indulging in the delicious meals, and being drawn into the tension and murder investigation.

We follow Armand as he investigates the murder of Julia Morrow and find things out about the Morrow family.

A RULE AGAINST MURDER has a title that is significant to the owners of Manoir Bellechasse.  They say there is a rule against murder in their place of business...no hunting or anything to do with death.  This murder was very upsetting to them as well as the guests and family members.

This is an earlier book of Louise Penny, but no matter what book it is, you are never disappointed with her story line and exquisite writing style.

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


18 comments:

  1. Like this author and thanks for the review.

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    1. Her books are always good, and I like the inspector. :)

      Love Three Pines.

      Thanks for stopping, Mystics.

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  2. This sounds very enticing. I'm glad that you enjoy her work so much.

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    1. Yes....I enjoy her books a lot.

      I went on a Louise Penny tour in Quebec City a few years ago.

      Thanks for stopping, Suko.

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  3. I really need to get back to this series (only read the first book so far).

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    1. They are good.

      ENJOY when you read the next one.

      Thanks for stopping, Mary.

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  4. I can't believe I've never tried her work since so many of my friends enjoy it.

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    1. You will like the books, Kathy.

      You will want to live in Three Pines - I know I would love to live there. It is fictitious, but sounds so lovely.

      Thanks for stopping.

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    1. Oh yes...love her books.

      Thanks for stopping, Carol.

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  6. My sister loves these books but I try and try and just can't get into them!

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    1. At least you tried. :)

      We all have different tastes, which is good.

      Thanks for stopping, Patty.

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  7. I tried Louise Penny for the 1st time about a year ago. it just didn't grab me. I'm sure I would have warmed to it if I had given it more time. There's just so much to read!

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    1. You may come back to it at some time.

      Oh yes...so many books to read and so little time.

      Thanks for stopping, The Book Sage.

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  8. Hi, Elizabeth,

    Cindy - Kim's sister - here.

    I had difficulty getting into Louise Penny's novels. I tried the first 2 when they were first published and didn't care for them. I went back to them later and something changed for me. I really enjoyed #1 and then #2, and every one since then. Two of my friends read Penny, too, and we anxiously await the release of each new book. One friend already ordered her copy of the next one, due in late August 2017. I have it in my shopping cart at a large online retailer and will order it soon.

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    1. Hi Cindy...so nice of you to comment. I know you visit often. :)

      Oh yes...her books are addicting once you get interested.

      I love Three Pines and of course Armand. :)

      Thanks again for stopping, Cindy.

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  9. She's a Quebec author and I have yet to read one of her books!!

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    1. She is...we went on a Louise Penny Tour when we were in Quebec City.

      Give her a try when you can. Too bad Three Pines isn't a real place. :)

      Thanks for stopping, Laura.

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