It's Louise Penny's writing which adds a glow to this book. It's not just the skill of the plot, but the way that words are never wasted and that so few of them can produce a vivid picture.
Ingenious and unexpected
The best Gamache so far
Murder, an attractive detective and terrific atmosphere . . . Impressive
An intricate, almost mythic plot, superb characters, and rich, dark humor.
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.