Advance Praise for Louise Penny's "The Beautiful Mystery"
"Louise Penny has crafted an almost perfect crime--haunting, puzzling, brilliant and indeed a most beautiful mystery. Chief Inspector Gamache is one of my favorite characters in fiction. Here he must penetrate a cloistered monastery deep in the northern woods of Quebec, where a murdered monk is his ticket to get in. This is a tour-de-force for Penny, and a thrilling, intelligent read." --Linda Fairstein
"A. Ma. Zing! A remarkably courageous--and very beautiful--book that leaps the abyss between faith and despair." --Diana Gabaldon
Praise for Louise Penny's "A Trick of the Light"
"The superbly gifted Louise Penny is on my secret shortlist of must-read authors. "A Trick of the Light" will not only keep you engrossed from start to finish, it will teach you something new about love, truth, and the human heart." --Lisa Scottoline, author of "Save Me"
"Stellar. . . . Penny proves again that she is one of our finest writers." --"People Magazine" (4 out of 4 stars)
"Deceptively charming . . . delivering acute insights into the complicated motives of complex characters." --"New York Times Book Review" (one of the Notable Crime Books of 2011)
"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." --"Kirkus Reviews" (starred review)
"""This is a beautiful book, gorgeously written and carefully constructed." --"The Globe and Mail