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How the Light Gets in by Louise Penny
  

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Shortlisted for the CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger - Crime Novel of the Year 2014.

The latest in the Quebec set Inspector Gamache series, these are certainly more satisfying if they’re read in order from the start (Still Life). Just before Christmas Gamache is asked to travel to the village of Three Pines to investigate a woman’s disappearance which soon turns into a murder investigation. And to complicate things completely it turns out she’s one of the most famous Canadians ever to have lived. So begins a mystery as full of twists, turns, suspense and danger as you could wish. A glorious atmospheric series.

If you like Louise Penny you might also like to read books by Deborah Crombie, Fred Vargas and Ruth Rendell.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Christmas is coming, and things are going badly in the Montreal Homicide Department; most of Gamache’s best agents have left, and enemies surround him. So he’s almost relieved when Myrna Landers from the village of Three Pines calls to report a friend Constance Ouellet, once one of the most famous women in the world, missing. As hostile forces close in, Gamache is embroiled in a mystery fraught with deceit and danger, with his own safety and the reputation of his department at stake.
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Synopsis

How the Light Gets in by Louise Penny

The number one New York Times bestseller.

A DETECTIVE As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department and hostile forces are lining up against him. A DISAPPEARANCE When Gamache receives a message about a mysterious case in Three Pines, he is compelled to investigate -- a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world has vanished. A DEADLY CONCLUSION As he begins to shed light on the investigation, he is drawn into a web of murder, lies and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city. Facing his most challenging, and personal, case to date, can Gamache save the reputation of the Surete, those he holds dear and himself? Evocative, gripping and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction from international bestselling author Louise Penny will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

Reviews

'Clever, full of twists and turns, a wonderfully satisfying -- and moving -- addition to Penny's atmospheric, distinctive series.'

-Kate Mosse

'Penny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time.'

-Metro

'Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery.'

-Daily Express

'Subtle, elegant and beautifully written.'

-Sunday Mirror

'Another bravura performance from an author who has reinvented the village mystery as profoundly as Dashiell Hammett transformed the detective novel.'

-Booklist

'With skilful plotting and gift for creating atmosphere, Penny weaves a dark and suspenseful tale of deadly secrets, professional machinations and surprising twists.'

-Good Book Guide

About the Author

Louise Penny

Louise Penny has worked for many years for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, with expertise in hard news and current affairs. She lives in Quebec with her husband and their two golden retrievers.

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Publication date

6th November 2014

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Louise Penny

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780751544237

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