The Cruelest Month
Paperback cover art for The Cruelest Month
|Series||Chief Inspector Armand Gamache|
|Genre||Mystery, crime novel|
|Publisher||St. Martin's Press|
|March 4, 2008|
|Pages||320 (first edition, hardcover)|
|Preceded by||A Fatal Grace|
|Followed by||A Rule Against Murder|
The novel, set in the small Canadian town of Three Pines, takes place around the Easter season. A group of friends visits a haunted house, hoping to rid it of the evil spirits that have haunted it, and the village, for decades. One of them ends up dead, apparently of fright. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team from the Sûreté du Québec investigate the old house and the villagers of Three Pines.
Awards and recognition
- "Past Agatha Award Winners & Nominees". Malice Domestic. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
A Fatal Grace,
|Agatha Award for Best Novel
A Brutal Telling,