The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel


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Ratings
Book
68
Narrator
18
Release Date
August 2012
Duration
13 hours 35 minutes
Summary
The brilliant novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as 'the beautiful mystery.'

But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.

The Beautiful Mystery is the winner of the 2012 Agatha Award for best novel, the 2013 Anthony Award for best novel and the 2013 Macavity Award for best novel.
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Patty J.

Excellent story. Loved how the story evolved. Did not know so much could go on at a monastery! Hooked once again!

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Doreen B

This book was very well done! As usual, I was enlightened by the subject matter. I never gave monks much thought before, Now I realize there is much more going on under the funny hair-do’s and robes. Human beings! With hopes, dreams and love just like the rest of us non-monks! The plots is thickening though, can’t wait for the next book!

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Lenore G

Love all other books...

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Sandra Mauws

At first I wasn't sure I would like this one since it veered away from the usual 3 pines characters, but I ended up absolutely loving it. Louise never disappoints, and of course, the narrator is always the best. I will miss him the future ones.

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Margaret Alberts

Loved this book, as well as all Louise Penny's books. I have read nine of them. Each is better than the previous. Margaret

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