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"The superbly gifted Louise Penny is on my secret shortlist of must-read authors, and A TRICK OF THE LIGHT proves why. Artist Clara Morrow is about to have a prestigious show of her paintings when her childhood friend is found murdered, and the finger of suspicion points to Clara. Chief Inspector Gamache is called to investigate, and using his trademark powers of deduction and his intuitive knack for the right question at the right time, he exposes the darkness that underlies the bright stars of Montreal's art world, where competition between friends, and even between husband and wife, can turn lethal. Ultimately, of course, it's Louise Penny who steals the show, and A TRICK OF THE LIGHT will not only keep you engrossed from start to finish, it will teach you something new about love, truth, and the human heart.” --Lisa Scottoline
“Penny, elevating herself to the pantheon that houses P.D. James, Ruth Rendell and Minette Walters, demonstrates an exquisite touch with characterization, plotting and artistic sensitivity. And there could be no better explanation of A.A. than you will find here.” --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Outstanding….With her usual subtle touch and timely injections of humor, Penny effectively employs the recurring motif of the chiaroscuro, the interplay of light and dark, which distinguishes Morrow's artwork and which resonates symbolically in the souls of the author's characters.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Like P. D. James, Penny shows how the tight structure of the classical mystery story can accommodate a wealth of deeply felt emotions and interpersonal drama.”—Booklist“Penny’s characters are sharply drawn, realistically complicated and heartbreakingly real. Wonderful, complex characters and sophisticated plotting makes this a perfect book. Do not miss it.”—RT Book Reviews
LOUISE PENNY is The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of eight previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Louise has won four Anthony Awards and five Agatha Awards, the most recent for The Beautiful Mystery, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.
As with all of Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache stories, this latest one will not disappoint. Although now retired, Gamache and his friends (and now neighbors) solve this... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Susan McLane Maxwell
The tale could have been shorter. After the suspect was verified, I would have liked to have the Inspector reveal the clues that led to the killer.Published 4 days ago by Quilter
Back on Three Pines among the artist community. A former critic is found dead in the garden of her former friend. Read morePublished 6 days ago by kindlefan
Love Louise Penny so, I am working my way through the Gemache series beginning with Book 1.Published 10 days ago by Marcia Howey
This is the best Inspector Gamache story in the series so far. Well written and gripping, it holds your interest to the final page.Published 10 days ago by Earnest knitter
I am happy to have discovered this writer for the first time, and have already read one more of her books, and ordered some for my son;s birthday.Published 12 days ago by Jane B. Yates
I can not believe that I actually wasted my time reading this. It totally drove me crazy reading so much drivel about AAPublished 16 days ago by john heard