How the Light Gets in

Penny, Louise (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
How the Light Gets in
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In Three Pines Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.
Authors: Penny, Louise
Title: How the light gets in
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: vii, 405 pages ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Summary: In Three Pines Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates the disappearance of a woman who was once one of the most famous people in the world and now goes unrecognized by virtually everyone except the mad, brilliant poet Ruth Zardo.
ISBN: 0312655479
Statement of Responsibility: Louise Penny
Subject Headings: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) Fiction Police Québec (Province) Fiction Missing persons Fiction Women poets Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character)
Missing persons
Women poets
LCCN: 2013013622
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Oct 28, 2014
  • Mythreader1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Louise Penney is a superb writer in my opinion. She has setting, characters, human dimensions that draw me in. I'm charmed and so close to the cast of characters. Humor and pain and puzzles to ponder.

Jul 11, 2014
  • ndexter rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The first reading of Louise Penny and Chief Inspector Gamache series.Impressed with her writings and description of; Canada's physical environment,varying locations, characters( protagonist and antagonist). That being said, 'How The Lights Gets In' has an excellent storyline and a good overall plot, but questions revolve around; the forty year strategy to assume control over top govern- mental areas in Canada requires many, many things to align to effect any plans, among them longevity of antagonist, patience, willing accomplishes, etc. Gamache solves two separate crimes in an suspense and action filled tale. Also, what happen to Andr'e Pineault?

Jun 02, 2014
  • chrismont1953 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I've read all of teh Armand Gamache series books, and waiting for the 10th. Wonderful characters, spellbinding plots.

May 17, 2014
  • misswindsor rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was fantastic. If you are familiar with this series, you will love this latest book. If you are not familiar with this series and you are a mystery reader, I would highly recommend this. It has a great pace and a wonderful setting and you will love the characters.

May 06, 2014
  • kristinbay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love the Louise Penny novels for the characters and ambiance she creates in various locations throughout Quebec. She usually keeps me guessing the "who done it" until the final pages of the books. I recommend reading the books in order as they build on each other. It's especially important with How the Light Gets In, as she winds up several threads that have been building since the beginning. The writing in this one especially was wonderful. I've never reread any of the books, but as I flew through this one, I'm planning to read it again more slowly so I can savor it.

Heads up Gamache fans! Ready for a treat? When I was poking around yesterday in louise penny.com, I found the juicy news we've all been waiting for!!! Mark down Aug. 26, 2014 in your calendar -- that's the release date for what'll be the 10th Book in the Gamache series -- THE LONG WAY HOME!! No teasers about content yet but maybe there'll be clues dropped this spring or summer... Sign yourself up for the Louise Penny newsletter at Louise.penny.com for future details!

Feb 08, 2014
  • Travel rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is the 3rd book in the series for me. I couldn't put the book down for the first half, and after that just got bored with it. Same thing happened with one of the others. Not sure what it is, too many words? Once I've figured out "whodunit", I'm done.

Jan 26, 2014
  • Daphne57 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Penny develops characters that leap off the page; one of her best.

Jan 20, 2014
  • HopeButterfly rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

First time reading from this author. I read half of the story and put it down. Maybe will pick it up again soon and maybe not. Perhaps I should read other books of hers first.

Jan 13, 2014
  • BTVS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful balance of murder mystery and political intrigue. Always best to start from the earlier books to get a sense of the complexity of these charachters, but the author gives us enough background so the story does stand alone.

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