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A trick of the light
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Published:
New York : Minotaur Books, 2011.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
viii, 351 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Description

A New York Times Notable Crime Book and Favorite Cozy for 2011
A Publishers Weekly Best Mystery/Thriller books for 2011

With A Trick of the Light, Louise Penny takes us back to the deceptively peaceful village of Three Pines in this brilliant novel in her award-winning, New York Times bestselling series featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.

"Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead."

But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musée in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Sûreté du Québec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart.
And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light.

"Penny has been compared to Agatha Christie [but] it sells her short. Her characters are too rich, her grasp of nuance and human psychology too firm...." --Booklist (starred review)

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Mar 28, 2024
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Jun 19, 2023
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781250007346, 1250007348

Notes

General Note
Includes discussion questions.
Description
Investigating a murder at a solo artist's Quebec village home, Chief Inspector Gamache and his team encounter deceptive nuances in the art world that distort every clue they find with tales of duality and broken hearts.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Penny, L. (2011). A trick of the light. New York, Minotaur Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Penny, Louise. 2011. A Trick of the Light. New York, Minotaur Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Penny, Louise, A Trick of the Light. New York, Minotaur Books, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Penny, Louise. A Trick of the Light. New York, Minotaur Books, 2011.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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