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September 2012 Indie Next List
“In the eighth mystery in this popular series, Chief Inspector Gamache finds himself investigating a murder in a remote abbey in the wilds of the Canadian forest. The only clue appears to involve an ancient form of church music, the very earliest Gregorian chant. As usual, Penny's complex characters and their multidimensional relationships, as well as the unusual setting, make this a fascinating reading experience. Each book in the series is better than the one before.”
— Anne McMahon, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI
About the Author
LOUISE PENNY is the "New York Times "and" ""Globe and Mail "bestselling author of seven previous novels featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache." "Her debut, "Still Life," won the John Creasey Dagger and the Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys Awards, and was named one of the five Mystery/Crime Novels of the Decade by "Deadly Pleasures" magazine. Penny was the first author ever to win the Agatha Award for Best Novel four times--for "A Fatal Grace, The Cruelest Month, " and "The Brutal Telling ("which also received the Anthony Award for Best Novel), and "Bury Your Dead" (which also won the Dilys, Arthur Ellis, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero Awards). She lives in a small village south of Montreal.