Thorndike Press

A Trick of the Light

  • Louise Penny
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  • ISBN-10: 1410441075
  • ISBN-13: 9781410441072
  • DDC: FIC
  • Shipping Weight: 1.55 lbs ( .70 kgs)
  • 616 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2011
  • Bestsellers

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About

Overview

A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
A New York Times Notable Crime Book and Favorite Cozy
A Publishers Weekly Best Mystery/Thriller Book

A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

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 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.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Few writers in any genre can match Louise Penny’s ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same scene.”— starred‚ Publishers Weekly

— Publishers Weekly

“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. And there could be no better explanation of A.A. than you will find here.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“Outstanding. . . . With her usual subtle touch and timely injections of humor, Penny effectively employs the recurring motif of the chiaroscuro, the interplay of light and dark, which distinguishes Morrow’s artwork and which resonates symbolically in the souls of the author’s characters.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)