A Fatal Grace

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A Fatal Grace
A Fatal Grace.jpg
Cover art for A Fatal Grace
Author Louise Penny
Language English
Series Chief Inspector Armand Gamache
Genre Mystery, crime novel
Published 2007 (St. Martin’s Press)
Pages 320 (first edition, hardcover)
ISBN 978-0-312-35256-1
Preceded by Still Life
Followed by The Cruelest Month

A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny, is the second novel in the Three Pines Mysteries series, which feature Inspector Armand Gamache.

Plot summary[edit]

Inspector Gamache investigates after CC de Poitiers, a sadistic socialite, is fatally electrocuted at a Christmas curling competition in the small Québécois town of Three Pines. CC, who had a “spiritual guidance” business based on eliminating emotion, was hated by seemingly everyone, including her husband, lover, and daughter. The crime links to a vagrant’s recent murder as well as to the pasts of several other villagers.

Awards and recognition[edit]

A Fatal Grace was the recipient of the Agatha Award for best novel of 2007.[1]


  1. ^ "Past Agatha Award Winners & Nominees". Malice Domestic. 2010. Archived from the original on 12 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 

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Preceded by
The Virgin of Small Plains,
Nancy Pickard
Agatha Award for Best Novel
Succeeded by
The Cruelest Month,
Louise Penny