Louise Penny's The Beautiful Mystery
Last week, we had the opportunity to meet with award-winning author Louise Penny at her home in Sutton.
She welcomed us into the small cottage she uses as an office to talk about her new movie and the new book that comes out next week.
(You can still listen to what she said about the upcoming CBC movie Still Life - it's also posted on our website.)
This week, Louise tells us about her novel The Beautiful Mystery.
It's the eighth in the Chief Inspector Gamache mystery series.
Most - but not all - of the series is set in the fictional town of Three Pines in the Townships. This time evil is afoot in a remote monastery.
The monks who live there-- the Gilbertines-- have very little contact with the outside world. They devote their lives to prayer and Gregorian chant. In fact, their singing is so beautiful and mesmerizing that when they finally release a recording of it, they become a world-wide sensation.
Then one of the monks-- the choir-master-- is found brutally murdered. And that's where Chief Inspector Armand Gamache comes in.
(Louise Penny's new novel will be launched on Saturday, August 25th in Knowlton.)