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A Trick Of The Light

A Trick Of The Light

In the green depths of spring, morning breaks on a woman splayed in a bed of flowers – her eyes wide, her neck broken.

Her death is a mystery; so is the woman herself. But as Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team peer into the dark corners of the victim’s past, they expose a secret that rots at the very heart of their community – a secret that will implicate someone they’ve trusted for years. And as Gamache knows too well, in the flickering shadows of death, the truth may be just a trick of the light.

Look out for: Book 8 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY
On a remote island in Quebec, a monastery stands alone. The monks are one of the last surviving groups to sing and keep alive Gregorian chants, handed down to them from generations before. But now the outside world has affected their peaceful, self-sufficient existence.
A body is found in the abbot’s garden. One of the monks has been killed, presumably by someone within the monastery. So Chief Inspector Gamache and Inspector Beauvoir come to the island to investigate and question. They have no choice but to stay in the lonely, silent monastery until the murderer is brought to light – which soon brings to the surface their own inner turmoil…
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 2nd February 2012

Price: £16.99

ISBN-13: 9781405513067

Reviews

Stellar . . . With her smart plot and fascinating, nuanced characters, Penny proves again that she is one of our finest writers
People Magazine
Outstanding . . . Penny effectively employs the interplay of light and dark . . . which resonates symbolically in the souls of the characters
Publishers Weekly
A commanding and artful performance . . . For connoisseurs of mysteries, success is judged by the genre's holy trinity: plot, people and prose. When all three attain excellence, a fourth quality shines through: power . . . what lifts her work to the highest plane is the deep sense of humanity with which she invests her novels, and A TRICK OF THE LIGHT satisfies and surpasses that standard
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both
Peter James