4.5.13

A TRICK OF THE LIGHT, by Louise Penny

7/series. The incomparable Chief Inspector Gamache returns to Three Pines amidst Clara Morrow's artistic triumph as a dead body is found in her garden. But it's not just any body, and the complications and twists and surprises keep coming in the usual impeccable Penny style. In this one, the art world and its pretentions, cruelties, and avarice are revealed, layer upon layer. As always, this award-wining writer packs more than just mystery into her novel, there's love and hate, ugliness and grace, and a very subtle mystery. Penny gives the reader an entire rainbow of emotion, all with some of the best writing you'll ever inhale. It's a 5+.