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The Beautiful Mystery

A Chief Inspector Gamache Mystery, Book 8

By Louise Penny
Read by Adam Sims

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The ingenious, sinister new novel in the internationally bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series

On a remote island in Quebec, a monastery stands. The monks there are one of the last surviving groups to sing and keep alive original Gregorian chants, handed down to them from generations before. But now the outside world has affected their peaceful, self-sufficient existence.

A body is found in the abbot's garden. One of the monks has been killed, and presumably by someone within the monastery. So Chief Inspector Gamache and Inspector Beauvoir come to the island to investigate and question. They have no choice but to stay in the lonely, silent monastery until the murderer is brought to light - which soon brings to the surface their own inner turmoil...

Coming soon: Book 9 in the Inspector Gamache series, HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN.

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. When Gamache receives a message about a mysterious case, he is compelled to investigate -- a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world has vanished.

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  • ISBN: 9781405523257
  • Publication date: 10 Jan 2013
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  • Imprint: Hachette Audio
Certain writers remain utterly reliable, utterly enchanting — Herald Sun
Excellent....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
Penny - who melds prose at once expressive and restrained with a keen understanding of human emotions - creates a novel that earns its title, a book that shines with the grace and compassion that stamp her work — Richmond Times Dispatch
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