- File Size: 1711 KB
- Print Length: 384 pages
- Publisher: Minotaur Books (August 28, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 28, 2012
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0071VURHW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery Book 8) Kindle Edition
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As far as reading, my progress was very slow, as the novel did not hold my attention and I found it easy to set aside. I was left with the impression that the author became lost in the plot. Eventually, the main plot becomes seconday as additonal characters are introduced; and as the plot takes a new direction. I did not like the change in direction and the eventual outcome. This seems to be one of those cases where an author wants to dispose of characters - maybe becoming tired of them. The novel takes some psychological twists.
I much preferred the author's previous novels, such as A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novels)
William Faulkner advised writers to kill their darlings. I think Penny is a great writer, but she's so in love with her own prose she can't cut anything, and much needed to be cut in this novel.
As is usual, Louise Penny's writing is beautiful and full of depth. This is a book to be savored, though I wondered throughout whether the good citizens of Three Pines were enjoying their brief respite from crime.
Penny's version of the locked room mystery is an interesting take on the usual kind of locked room puzzles (not only is the monastery locked to outsiders but the location of the murder is not easily accessible even to the monks).
Highly, highly recommended!! If you haven't read a Louise Penny, you owe it to yourself to give her a try. However, while this one is different from her usual, I'd recommend starting with the first one, Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries, No. 1).
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