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"A. Ma. Zing! A remarkably courageous—and very beautiful—book that leaps the abyss between faith and despair."
“Elliptical and often oracular… also remarkably penetrating and humane. The most illuminating analogies are not to other contemporary detective fiction but to The Name of the Rose and Murder in the Cathedral.”
“An entire mystery novel centering on Gregorian chants (whose curiously hypnotic allure is called the “beautiful mystery”)? Yes, indeed, and in the hands of the masterful Penny, the topic proves every bit as able to transfix readers as the chants do their listeners.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“Elegant… This heart-rending tale is a marvelous addition to Penny’s acclaimed series. Fans won’t be disappointed.”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“Traditional mystery fans can look forward to a captivating whodunit plot, a clever fair-play clue concealed in plain view, and the deft use of humor to lighten the story’s dark patches. On a deeper level, the crime provides a means for Penny’s unusually empathic, all-too-fallible lead to unearth truths about human passions and weaknesses while avoiding simple answers.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
LOUISE PENNY is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of ten Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.
I found this book to be a very quick and interesting read.
If you love a good mystery, gripping well developed characters, and the beautifully written word then Louise Penny's books are for you.
The plain chants of the monastery will indeed reveal The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel.
Thank you for your great service. I received the book in good time and will enjoy the read. Thank you.Published 2 days ago by Virginia L. Carroll
This is the first inspector Gamache book I have read. It was gripping from the first page to the last. Dialogue was authentic and characters well drawn. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Another winner. She is not your average mystery series, this is really well written-fiction with great characters. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I've enjoyed all seven of the previous novels about Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Quebec Sûreté, even when the author goes a little over the top regarding the... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Michael K. Smith
I love all of the inspector Gamache novels except this one. Focusing more on internal drama and politics than the mystery, this one couldn't seem to make up it's mind where to... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Elizabeth Stockholm
Terrific!!! Enjoyable on every level! Great writing, development of characters and so easy to "see and hear" all that is going on....AND...there sure is a lot going on! Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mary Rolfe
As usual, the villains were a little too boldly drawn and as always, I couldn't put it down. I love these characters.Published 6 days ago by Myrtle Beach