The NUMBER ONE New York Times Bestseller 'Full of twists and turns . . . Wonderfully satisfying' (Kate Mosse) Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger 2014 *** A DETECTIVE As a fierce, unrelenting winter grips Quebec, shadows are closing in on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. Most of his best agents have left the Homicide Department and hostile forces are lining up against him. A DISAPPEARANCE When Gamache receives a message about a mysterious case in Three Pines, he is compelled to investigate -- a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world has vanished. A DEADLY CONCLUSION As he begins to shed light on the investigation, he is drawn into a web of murder, lies and unimaginable corruption at the heart of the city. Facing his most challenging, and personal, case to date, can Gamache save the reputation of the Surete, those he holds dear and himself? Evocative, gripping and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction from international bestselling author Louise Penny will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
Clever, full of twists and turns, a wonderfully satisfying -- and moving -- addition to Penny's atmospheric, distinctive series * Kate Mosse * Another bravura performance from an author who has reinvented the village mystery as profoundly as Dashiell Hammett transformed the detective novel * Booklist * Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery * Daily Express * Subtle, elegant and beautifully written * Daily Mirror * Masterful . . . unfolds with subtlety and intelligence. Once again, Penny impressively balances personal courage and faith with heartbreaking choices and monstrous evil * Publishers Weekly * Once again, Penny delivers a masterful, nuanced suspense novel in which tone and setting are just as riveting as the murderer's who and why * People Magazine *