The Beautiful Mystery

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Audio (13.58 hours)
Product Number: Z100125118
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427226105
Narrator/s: Ralph Cosham
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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The brilliant new 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 SUretE du QuEbec. 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.

Author(s): Louise Penny
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Series No: 8
Original Publish Date: Aug 28, 2012

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Author(s): Louise Penny
Narrator(s): Ralph Cosham
Genre: Mystery
Product Number DD2208
Released: Aug 28, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427226099
Author(s): Louise Penny
Product Number EB00095458
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781250015273

Professional reviews

"Inspector Gamache and his partner, Beauvoir, journey to a monastery in remote QuŽbec where the 24 cloistered monks, who specialize in plainchant, never receive visitors--that is, until one of them is murdered. Ralph Cosham expertly presents Penny's writing, portraying Gamache's quietly thoughtful style and Beauvoir's earthy personality and giving each monk distinction and humanity. To add to the intrigue, conflict is not limited to the monks when old scores within the SžretŽ intrude as the investigation progresses. QuŽbŽcois accents and a sprinkling of French words flow seamlessly amid the story and add greatly to the listening pleasure. S.G.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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