Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Beautiful Mystery, by Louise Penny
I love Louise Penny's books, but wish she could resist the compulsion to torment the characters I've grown so fond of. In The Beautiful Mystery, Gamache and Beauvoir are summoned to an isolated monastery to investigate the murder of a monk. The Gilbertine monks are masters of the Gregorian chant and have been in hiding since the Inquisition. Eighteen months previously they released a recording of the chants to the world and their quiet isolation is now being threatened from within and without.