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The Hangman (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6.5) by Louise Penny


The Hangman (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6.5)

By: Louise Penny

Published: 2010
Published by: Grass Roots Press

Format Read: Paperback
Genre: Mystery, Short Story, Series 

Rating: 3.5/5
♥♥♥.5

Synopsis

While out on a morning jog in the woods a man stumbles across the body of a man hung from a tree. What looked like a suicide is determined to be much more and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called to the small secluded town to investigate.

My Thoughts

The Hangman is part of a collection of short stories that is geared towards encouraging people to read. At under 100 pages, I picked this up for a read-a-thon and flew through it.

The Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series has been on my TBR for quite a while now, so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this at my local library.

This was a fairly simple story, in the ‘locked room’ style. However instead of a ‘locked room’ it was set in a secluded town called Three Pines. The author included a detailed backstory for the suspects that fit well into its short length. Although I did enjoy it, I wish that there were more clues throughout instead of having the reader find out many facts when the truth is revealed. I am hopeful that the full length installments for the Armand Gamache series will allow for more of a build up.

I recommend The Hangman to mystery fans who are looking for a quick read.

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Bout of Books 20: Master Post

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, August 21st and runs through Sunday, August 27th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 20 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

This will serve as my Master Post where I will keep track of my reading progress and any challenges I participate in. Best of luck to all those who are participating.

Day 4: April 24

Books Read: 
The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard (20 pgs)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (23 pg)
Pages Read: 43

Total Pages Read:  287
Total Books Completed: 0


Day 3: April 23

Books Read:
The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard (32 pgs)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (10 pgs)
Pages Read: 42

Total Pages Read: 144
Total Books Completed: 0


Day 2: April 22

Books Read:
The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard (30pgs)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (10 pgs)
Pages Read: 40

Total Pages Read: 112
Total Books Completed: 0


Day 1: April 21

Books Read:
The Islands of Doctor Thomas by Francoise Enguehard (50 pgs)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (22 pgs)
Pages Read: 72

Total Pages Read: 72
Total Books Completed: 0