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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.
Pines Quebeck Canada (if it only existed) and say hello to all these beautiful characters who reside there.
I have read all her books in order written which really developes the characters nicely & continues their lives so can't comment on whether this & the others feel as indepth if read as stand alone mysteries.
There are some good characters here, the setting is an attractive one, but there are many better-written and way more inventive novels in this genre.
II love all of her books, the characters are fully developed, as is the plot, great read!Published 2 days ago by Maridith
Sadly I have read them all and am waiting for the last one to come out.Published 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
A Trick of the Light is very sombre, an exploration of the personal tragedies experienced by virtually all of he characters. Read morePublished 3 days ago by pnn
After spending years in the shadow of her more successful husband Peter, who is also a prolific painter, artist Clara Morrow has finally achieved the moment in the spotlight she... Read morePublished 6 days ago by S. Ward
A really great booked, pulled it all together, many surprises and made me smile and cry!Published 8 days ago by Pat Dear
Amazingly perceptive and timely(for me) story about real people who struggle every day with addiction and relationships.Published 12 days ago by Ann