In the quiet seclusion of densely wooded northern Québec, two dozen monks pray, farm, make world-renowned chocolate and maintain total silence—except when they raise their glorious voices in song. The unearthly beauty of the Gregorian chants, as sung by these monks, is widely acclaimed as “the beautiful mystery.” But another, and decidedly uglier, mystery emerges when the choir director is found murdered.
Sûreté superintendent Sylvain Francoeur sends chief inspector Armand Gamache and officer Jean-Guy Beauvoir to the monastery. As they delve into the disharmony that underlies the monks’ apparently placid existence, the investigators struggle to keep their own mutual animosities and secret desires at bay.
Hardcover Book : 384 pages
Publisher: Minotaur ( August 28, 2012 )
Item #: 13-639466
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.937inches
Product Weight: 16.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Her books are always interesting, thought-provoking and a good read.
This was a fascinating book. The characters were well-rounded and richly developed. No stereotypes here! The plot was interesting and kept you guessing. I highly recommend this book.