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A Trick of the Light (Chief Inspector Gamache Novels)

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ISBN13: 9781250007346
ISBN10: 1250007348
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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 Morrows garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, 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. Inside every 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:

"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

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Louise Penny is the only writer ever to win the Agatha Award for Best Novel four times. Her novels are New York Times bestsellers and have been translated into twenty languages.

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Powells peep, January 14, 2013 (view all comments by Powells peep)
I'm a dedicated fan of this author, Louise Penny?
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sharrona, November 15, 2012 (view all comments by sharrona)
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT is Louise Penny's seventh novel in the marvelous series featuring the Surete's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. She has created a cadre of continuing characters so real, so human, that I think I could wander into Three Pines and know everyone, and be accepted as their friend.

This book is an excellent story, beautifully told, as usual. I was surprised by the number of grammatical errors that remained in the text, though -- enough to draw my attention away from the quality writing.
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sharrona, November 15, 2012 (view all comments by sharrona)
A TRICK OF THE LIGHT is Louise Penny's seventh novel in the marvelous series featuring the Surete's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. She has created a cadre of continuing characters so real, so human, that I think I could wander into Three Pines and know everyone, and be accepted as their friend.

This book is an excellent story, beautifully told, as usual. I was surprised by the number of grammatical errors that remained in the text, though -- enough to draw my attention away from the quality writing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250007346
Author:
Penny, Louise
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
No. 7
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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