First off, if you havent read Louise Penny, stop what you doing and go get the first four novels in this series (Still Life, A Fatal Grace, The Cruelest Month and A Rule Against Murder) and prepare to lose a full weekend to the charms and crimes of the little Quebec village of Three Pines. I want to move to Three Pines and live in a little cottage and go to the bistro and the bookshop. This is the twelfth book in the series, each one just gets better and better. Penny has an amazingly compassionate writing style. She is able to describe the psychology of her characters like no one else. She tackles jealousy, ambition, hate, creativity, addiction, love and even, sometimes, the psychology of puppies. Her descriptions of how people think are truly remarkable. Her writing is so beautiful that she's made me cry more than once. Get on the Gamache series tout suite!
Receiving a mysterious old map that has been found stuffed in the walls of a bistro, former Quebec homicide investigator Armand Gamache follows clues to the site of a dead S?ret? academy professor and an unlikely cadet with whom he is implicated in a murder case. By the award-winning author of The Nature of the Beast.