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The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
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This is an exceptional novel by an exceptional author. A monk is murdered in a remote monastery hidden deep in the woods of Quebec, Canada. How does one uncover a murderer from among two dozen cloistered monks who are under a vow of silence? Their only communication with the outside world is through the singing of centuries old Gregorian chants. These chants are often referred to as the words of God in the voice of God. It is up to Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his assistant, Inspector Jean Guy Beauvoir to peel back the layers of secrecy that surround this order of monks. They have remained hidden not only from the prying eyes of the public, but also from the eyes of the Church of Rome. Gamache must unmask secrets he has bottled up inside for years as well as the secrets of the murderer and the monastery. The plain chants of the monastery will indeed reveal The Beautiful Mystery. Louise Penny never fails to amaze us with the depth of her understanding of the human condition and her ability to convey these feelings to the reader. This book is like a good song that brings beautiful images to your mind and peace to your soul. Book was provided by Amazon Vine and the good folks at Minotaur Books.
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