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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.
Louise Penny uses language so beautifully, and her characters are so different ... I love everything she writes.Published 13 hours ago by Cathie
Hard to pick Louise Penny's best book, but this one really kept me on the edge of my seat. Could not put it down. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Laurie C.
one of my favorite books in her series. Louise Penny in one of my favorite writer and the characters only get better with each bookPublished 7 days ago by Betty
I have thoroughly enjoyed each of the Gamache stories I have read. Penny's Three Pines is a very believable village with memorable inhabitants (or habitants). Read morePublished 8 days ago by Michael Newlands
I read the first book in the Inspector Gamache series a few months ago, and have been working my way through the rest of them ever since. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Deb H
Wonderful as always. As with the previous books in the series, the interaction between the characters is riveting and the tension is maintained throughout to it's very... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Lynnette Dawn Roberts
I DO NOT--EVER--MISS A LOUISE PENNY BOOK. CHARACTERIZATIONS ARE SO SPOT-ON AND STORIES UNFOLD JUST AS I WOULD HAVE THEM.Published 12 days ago by Dr. Joanna E. Spaulding
this series is all the same. well-written, but how many murders can occur in this small town?Published 13 days ago by Anne
It is becoming more than astonishing that so many murders happen in this one tiny, obscure Quebec village. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer