A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny
Clara Morrow has finally realized her dream, landing a solo art show at the famed Musee d’Art Contemporain in Montreal. However, Clara’s moment of triumph is soon superseded by tragedy with the discovery of a murdered woman in Clara’s garden. The victim, Lillian Dyson, was once Clara’s best friend, but had become a jealous enemy later in life. Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec, visiting the small town of Three Pines for the celebration, must now focus on finding a killer.

Not much to say about this one, other than it’s another great entry in the series. A Trick of the Light is a more intimate story than Bury Your Dead, focusing once again on events in the very murder-prone Three Pines. Both Gamache and Inspector Beauvoir are still coping with events from the previous novel, so this is probably not the best starting point for new readers. Penny’s novels can stand alone, but there are ongoing plot threads that make the series best read in order. While it was hard to top Bury Your Dead, Gamache always makes for a fantastic mystery read.