In Bury Your Dead , Inspector Armand Gamache of the Montreal police has taken a leave from work after a hostage rescue mission went horribly wrong. While in Quebec visiting a dear friend, he is asked to help investigate the murder of Augustin Renaud. Renaud was an historian obsessed with finding the remains of Samuel de Champlain, the founder of Quebec. Now he’s been found dead in the basement of the Literary and Historic Society. At the same time, Gamache has doubts about the verdict in his last case, covered in The Brutal Telling , and he sends his assistant to reopen the investigation. This author is one of my favorites. You feel like you’re in Quebec, caught up in the local controversies, and you feel like you know the characters.