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How the Light Gets In (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel #9)

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ISBN13: 9781250047274
ISBN10: 1250047277
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The Inspector Gamache mystery series is intelligent and addictive — and you don't need to start at the beginning to get in on it. How the Light Gets In, Louise Penny's ninth Gamache novel, is a tour de force of mystery, including subtle and complex characters, beautiful prose, and surprising plot twists.
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The #1 New York Times Bestseller

“There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen

Christmas is approaching, and in Québec its a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department, his old friend and lieutenant Jean-Guy Beauvoir hasn't spoken to him in months, and hostile forces are lining up against him. When Gamache receives a message from Myrna Landers that a longtime friend has failed to arrive for Christmas in the village of Three Pines, he welcomes the chance to get away from the city. Mystified by Myrna's reluctance to reveal her friend's name, Gamache soon discovers the missing woman was once one of the most famous people not just in North America, but in the world, and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.

As events come to a head, Gamache is drawn ever deeper into the world of Three Pines. Increasingly, he is not only investigating the disappearance of Myrna's friend but also seeking a safe place for himself and his still-loyal colleagues. Is there peace to be found even in Three Pines, and at what cost to Gamache and the people he holds dear?

How the Light Gets In is the ninth Chief Inspector Gamache Novel from Louise Penny.

One of Publishers Weekly's Best Mystery/Thriller Books of 2013

One of The Washington Post's Top 10 Books of the Year

An NPR Best Book of 2013

Review:

"Inspector Armand Gamache finds his most satanic opponent ever in a mystery novel worth staying home for." The Washington Post

About the Author

Louise Penny is The New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of eight previous Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, Macavity and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Louise has won four Anthony Awards and five Agatha Awards, the most recent for The Beautiful Mystery, which debuted at #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and was named one of year's best crime novels by Booklist. She lives in a small village south of Montréal with her husband, Michael.

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Lumpy, October 22, 2014 (view all comments by Lumpy)
I LOVE this series of books by Louise Penny. I've just completed the most recent one called The Long Way Home, but my favorite in the series is How The Light Gets In, which refers to the fact that we all have cracks in our souls,and that's a good thing because that's how the "light" gets in and helps us become the people we are meant to be. All of the characters are wonderful, as are the stories. How the Light Gets In is a story about love, unconditional love, as are all the books in this series.
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Larry Ervin, August 27, 2014 (view all comments by Larry Ervin)
This is a great series with characters who will become your friends. Because the stories build upon each other, I strongly recommend reading them in order.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250047274
Author:
Penny, Louise
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
9
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1 lb

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The Inspector Gamache mystery series is intelligent and addictive — and you don't need to start at the beginning to get in on it. How the Light Gets In, Louise Penny's ninth Gamache novel, is a tour de force of mystery, including subtle and complex characters, beautiful prose, and surprising plot twists.

"Review" by , "Inspector Armand Gamache finds his most satanic opponent ever in a mystery novel worth staying home for."
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