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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.
Another foray into the art world with Clara.......including more from her past. Enjoyed learning more about all the people in Three Pines as well as Garmache and Beauvoir. Ms. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by Barbara G. Conley
One of her best. And I've read all but two. I highly recommend the series starting with Still Life.Published 13 hours ago by CWC
Really holds your interest. Love the characters. It is great to get to know the villagers and the Chief inspector and his team.Published 3 days ago by Martin Benkarski
A richly detailed plot with at least 3 mysteries. The author sets the scenes so well you imagine you are there. Dialogue and humor add to the stories. Characters come Alive. Read morePublished 8 days ago by operafan
I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who is a fan of the Chief Inspector.Published 8 days ago by Kitty Grandma
Fabulous, once again Ms Penny cleverly wove a wonderful mind twister littered with clues, and deeply human touches that surprise and delight. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Bobby
Another Louise Penny winner. She makes Armand Gamache the perfect Chief Inspector.Published 8 days ago by Schoolmarm