Whoever heard of a heart-breaking cozy (more or less) mystery? But that’s what this Inspector Gamache novel by Louise Penny is.
It starts out mysteriously – we’re not sure why Chief Inspector Gamache is in Montreal, but we enjoy getting to know the city. Then he tumbles into a mystery there, while the mystery surrounding the previous investigation that had gone wrong unfolds. So we end up solving a four hundred year old mystery, and learning the results of that investigation. We find out why the Chief Inspector needs to bury his dead.
It’s awful, it’s beautiful, it’s powerful, it’s haunting. All those things. What a writer she is.