From Publishers Weekly
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''Penny produces what many have tried but few have mastered: a psychologically acute cozy. If you don't give your heart to Gamache, you may have no heart to give.'' --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on the 'Three Pines Mysteries'
''This delightful listening experience involves Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he investigates the murder of an unidentified elderly man in the Quebec town of Three Pines. The story involves the shocking discovery of priceless European treasures that disappeared during WWII. This French-Canadian cozy is infused with humor. Ralph Cosham delivers a delightful accent for Gamache and invests all the characters with small-town likability. His droll presentation displays special empathy for the town eccentric, Anglophile Ruth Zardo, and her duck, Rosa. Dry wit and a love of language are evident in this well-crafted mystery. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.'' --AudioFile
''Seasoned narrator Cosham, the excellent reader of all titles (also available from Blackstone) in this sophisticated series, once again gives a mesmerizing performance that highlights Penny's lyrical, seductive prose, complex characterizations, and layered mystery . . . As usual, snatches of humor lighten the atmosphere, especially in scenes featuring a curmudgeonly, eccentric poet and her duck. This captivating performance of an exceptional mystery is guaranteed to touch our intellect, heart, and soul.'' --Booklist (starred review) --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.