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The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
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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 Sûreté du Québec. 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. (Check out Criminal Element's Fresh Meat on Louise Penny's The Beautiful Mystery)

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  1. Suzanne Gonneville

    Nothing like a “Beautiful Mystery” to make my day!

  2. Rosemary Simm

    Remember how good you feel when you sing, even if it’s off key?
    How can a monastery full of monks that chant have evil lurking?
    A mystery is about to unfold and it is one that I want to read.

  3. Kelly B.

    I know the books can be read as a stand alone, but I think I will start at the beginning. This will be a fun journey. Thank you Louise!

  4. Jackie Wisherd

    I enjoy reading Miss Penny’s books and this sounds like a good one too. Hope I get a chance to read it for my book club.

  5. sweetjudyblue

    Nothing like a good mystery

  6. Teela Young

    Ah yes! I would like to read this book, it sounds ooo so intriguing (in my heavy accent! LOL) Thanks for the chance to win! (fingers crossed!)

  7. deb yorgensen

    My name is in the hat; oh please, please, please let it be me. I will be the envy of my library!

  8. Joe Hauser

    Very nice!

  9. runner

    The book sounds really groovy!

  10. Sand Lopez

    I would love to read this book!

  11. Brenda Elsner

    Sounds like a great book!!

  12. Susan Smoaks

    i love to read!

  13. Deborah Lacy

    What a great title and a beautiful cover.

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