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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.
Love the Gamache series! I'm so hooked! Louise Penny has a wonderful writing style.Published 4 days ago by Dutch omi
A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny is book #7 in The Chief Inspector Gamache series, and it is Louise Penny at her best. Read morePublished 5 days ago by 2LZ
Another great read by Louise Penny. Recommend you read them in order... not necessary but you appreciate the characters more.Published 6 days ago by Beedude
Another great Gamasche story. Louise Penny spins a mystery and offers insights into human character all at once. I read it in 3 days.Published 7 days ago by Pet Mom
I love this series by Louise Penny and for this one switched to audio CD. THE READER IS FANTASTIC! I am now reading another one by audio CD and feel like I get so much more with... Read morePublished 7 days ago by TKMBookworm
Another beautifully written novel! Enjoyed every moment of this book!!!! Ready to read the next one as soon as it is available for my Kindle!Published 7 days ago by Pat Mathews
Okay, I want to live in Three Pines. Or visit there. These people are very real, well almost, to me and a number of my friends. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Shoshana A. Simon