We just came back from the long weekend to the wonderful news that Louise Penny’s 12th Inspector Armand Gamache mystery, A GREAT RECKONING, has FOUR STARRED REVIEWS:
“The lyrical 12th entry in bestseller Penny’s remarkable series, which has won multiple Agatha awards, finds former Chief Insp. Armand Gamache coming out of retirement to clean up the corrupt Süreté Academy du Québec. This complex novel deals with universal themes of compassion, weakness in the face of temptation, forgiveness, and the danger of falling into despair and cynicism over apparently insurmountable evils.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Once again Penny displays her remarkable ability to serve equally well both series devotees and new readers (if there are any of those still to be found). Gamache fans will be thrilled by the way this installment unlocks some of the series’ enduring mysteries… At the same time, the main plot offers a compelling mystery and a rich human drama in which no character is either entirely good or evil, and each is capable of inspiring empathy.” — Booklist, starred review
“This riveting read, with characters of incredible depth who only add to the strength of the plot, will keep readers guessing until the last page. For series fans and those who enjoy the small-town mysteries of Julia Spencer-Fleming.”
— Library Journal, starred review
“A chilling story that’s also filled with hope—a beloved Penny trademark.”
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
GREAT RECKONING was fabulous. How DOES she do it? #ewgc
— Janet Lockhart (@HartGami) June 7, 2016
Don’t forget you can cook from the books—check out the recipes from the ongoing “Nature of the Feast” countdown to the publication of A GREAT RECKONING.
A GREAT RECKONING will be available from Minotaur Books and Macmillan Audio on August 30, 2016.