Summary: Gamache and Beauvoir are both recovering after serious emotional and physical injury after a mission gone wrong.
The first five book of this series I found on Scribd. The next three books I found at my library. The seventh book came before the sixth, but I was only five pages in before a significant spoiler from book six was reveled. I immediately put down the book and waited for Bury Your Dead to come up. (I really hate reading books out of order.)
Bury Your Dead is told both alternating in forward time between Gamache and Beauvoir and in flashback. It isn’t until close to the end of the book that we get the full story of what happened in a mission gone wrong prior to the book’s opening.
At the start of the book Gamache is in Quebec City with his retired mentor recovering. And because Gabri sends Gamache a letter every day about Olivier’s innocence (see book 5), Gamache asks Beauvoir to go to Three Pines and unofficially open the case back up to see if there is soemthing they missed.
Bury Your Dead brings back the history of Quebec and the historical tensions between the French and English. Like the rest of this series, the point isn’t really who committed the murders (although it was close to the end before I was pretty sure of the actual killer), but the characters, the history and setting and the process.
Gamache has had problems with the political and bureaucratic system of the police force in previous books, and this book does not relieve any of those tentions.
As I keep saying, I am enjoying this series more the deeper I get into them because it is the people that are the center of the books.