Bury Your Dead: a mysterious death in Quebec City where Inspector Gamache is recovering from physical and emotional injuries, flashbacks and references to the events of a tragic operation that resulted in the deaths of several of his men (and his own injuries), and a re-visiting of the closed case in The Brutal Telling.
There are also some minor story lines that explore the social constructs of Quebec City, expand the character of Jean Guy Beauvoir, and explore possibilities about the missing remains of Samuel de Champlain, founder of Quebec.
What I enjoyed most was that the history of Quebec, the information about the social divide of English/French, and the mystery of Champlain's missing remains were so seamlessly embroidered into the mystery. It was also nice to see Jean Guy Beauvoir open up a little as he visited Three Pines to look at the closed case involving Olivier a little more closely.
At first, I was confused about Gamache's memories concerning the operation that led to the death of his men and his own injuries, and I wondered if I had missed a book. No, that story line is revealed slowly through Gamache's thoughts as he continues his emotional healing.
A good read! In fact, this is my favorite (by far) of the series!
Other reviews: Book Chase, So Many Books,
Fiction. Mystery. 2010. 384 pages.