How the Light Gets In

The Inspector Gamache novels are some of my favorite mysteries. I must not be the only admirer as the last one, The Beautiful Mystery, won an Agatha Award. So I was looking forward to reading the newest, How The Light Gets In. In this story, his corrupt supervisor is plotting something horrible and pushing Gamache towards retirement. His protégé, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, isn’t speaking to him and is deep in the depths of addiction. All of his staff have been transferred and replaced with lazy, impudent thugs. In the midst of all this, he is called to the village of Three Pines to deal with a missing person case. It turns out that the missing person has been murdered and her identity is a big surprise to everyone. These mysteries are wonderful as Louise Penny has created wonderful characters and great plots. I recommend them highly

cover of How the Light Gets In