"Hearts are broken," Lillian Dyson carefully underlined in a book. "Sweet relationships are dead."
But now Lillian herself is dead. Found among the bleeding hearts and lilacs of Clara Morrow's garden in Three Pines, shattering the celebrations of Clara's solo show at the famed Musee in Montreal. Chief Inspector Gamache, the head of homicide at the Surete du Quebec, is called to the tiny Quebec village and there he finds the art world gathered, and with it a world of shading and nuance, a world of shadow and light. Where nothing is as it seems. Behind every smile there lurks a sneer. Inside every sweet relationship there hides a broken heart. And even when facts are slowly exposed, it is no longer clear to Gamache and his team if what they've found is the truth, or simply a trick of the light.
LOUISE PENNY is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of more than ten Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times) and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
Praise for Louise Penny and BURY YOUR DEAD, named one of Publishers Weekly and Amazon's Best Mysteries of 2010:
"[Penny's] beautifully elegiac sixth book interweaves three storylines while plumbing the depths of Gamache's grief. The result is sophisticated and moving--her best yet." --People (4 stars)
"Few writers in any genre can match Penny's ability to combine heartbreak and hope in the same scene." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"The best yet, a true tour de force of storytelling....Penny hits every note perfectly in what is one of the most elaborately constructed and remarkably moving mysteries in years." --Booklist (starred review)
"Superb....brilliantly provocative...will appeal to fans of literary fiction, as well as to mystery lovers." --Library Journal (starred review)
"A superior read. Bring on the awards." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Louise Penny writes like an angel and plots like the devil." --Alan Bradley
"Louise Penny applies her magic...giving the village mystery an elegance and depth." --The New York Times Book Review
"Decades from now, I suspect we'll look upon the works of Louise Penny and find all sorts of marvels." --Sarah Weinman