It's winter in the idyllic Quebec village of Three Pines. Snow is gently falling and the residents are preparing their Christmas celebrations. But someone is preparing something far more sinister – murder. As Chief Inspector Gamache of the Sûreté investigates, he uncovers layers of secrets buried deep and long hidden...until now. But as he investigates, something old and cold is creeping up behind Gamache himself.
Dead Cold is the second in the Armand Gamache series. The first, Still Life, won the Arthur Ellis Award in Canada and the New Blood Dagger Award in the UK, both for best first crime novel.