A Trick of the Light: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Penny, Louise
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Minotaur
Published: July 2012
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 7.72in x 5.52in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*A New York Times Notable Crime Book for 2011 Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead." But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musee in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Surete du Quebec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Insideevery sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light. "
Review Quote*"The superbly gifted Louise Penny is on my secret shortlist of must-read authors, and A Trick of the Light proves why...[with Chief Inspector Gamache's] trademark powers of deduction and his intuitive knack for the right question at the right time....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, New York Times bestselling author of Save Me

"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." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Stellar....With her smart plot and fascinating, nuanced characters, Penny proves again that she is one of our finest writers." - People

"Few writers in any genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same scene." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Penny hits every note perfectly in...one of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably moving mysteries in years....One of the top ten crime novels of the year." - Booklist (starred review), on Bury Your Dead

"Louise Penny applies her magic...giving the village mystery an elegance and depth." - The New York Times Book Review
Biographical NoteLOUISE PENNY is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of more than ten Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.