Thorndike Press

The Beautiful Mystery

  • Louise Penny
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  • ISBN-10: 1410450945
  • ISBN-13: 9781410450944
  • DDC: FIC
  • Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs ( .79 kgs)
  • 698 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2012
  • Bestsellers

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You receive one Mystery‚ one Romance‚ and one Western title selected by our editors as the best from our existing hardcover plans.

Mystery - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Selected from a mix of all the popular mystery subgenres — classic whodunits‚ hard-boiled‚ cozies‚ police procedurals‚ true crime‚ adventure/suspense — featuring many of the highly acclaimed and unique mystery titles popular with today’s readers.



A #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

Echoes of cloistered monks’ ancient chant resonate deep in the wilderness surrounding Québec’s Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups monastery. When their choir director is murdered‚ Chief Inspector Gamache and Inspector Jean-Guy Beauvoir discover disquiet beneath the silence and discord in the harmony. Before finding the killer‚ before restoring peace‚ Gamache must confront his own demons and consider the divine‚ the human‚ and the cracks in between.


Customer Reviews

“Elegant . . . This heart-rending tale is a marvelous addition to Penny's acclaimed series. Fans won't be disappointed.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“Traditional mystery fans can look forward to a captivating whodunit plot, a clever fair-play clue concealed in plain view, and the deft use of humor to lighten the story's dark patches. On a deeper level, the crime provides a means for Penny's unusually empathic, all-too-fallible lead to unearth truths about human passions and weaknesses while avoiding simple answers.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)

“Elliptical and often oracular . . . also remarkably penetrating and humane. The most illuminating analogies are not to other contemporary detective fiction but to THE NAME OF THE ROSE AND MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL.”

— Kirkus Reviews