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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.
I just discovered Louise Penny and her Armand Gamache detective series recently. Despite the number of other books waiting, I'm eating this series like guilty summer candy reading. Read morePublished 4 days ago by C. Carmean
After reading my first Louise Penny book, I backtracked and read the others in the order they were written. This book was one of my favorites.Published 5 days ago by Rebecca M. Corbett
Just the right book for a light summer read. Not challenging but fun--oh, and I didn't figure out the murderer until the very end so: well done!Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love love love this whole series. I'm reading the last (10th) book and all I can say is that I will miss all the characters and the little town of Three Pines as if they were... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Nancy E. Foster
Thank you Louise Penny!!! I feel like I know all of the characters personally. So very well developed. Can't wait to read the newest Inspector Gamache coming out in August. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Rose Williams
Louise Penny has once again produced another excellent novel in her Inspector Gamache-series with A Trick of the Light. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Cynthia K. Robertson