2 October 2012

Crime Fiction Alphabet 2012 - T is for A TRICK OF THE LIGHT


I've decided that for the Crime Fiction Alphabet meme this year I will choose books I've read in 2012. So it was easy to choose the book for the letter T as it is so near the top of my 2012 list.

I read A TRICK OF THE LIGHT by Louise Penny back in January of this year and it remains one of my top reads for the year.

My take

The tranquillity of the little Canadian village of Three Pines is again shattered by murder. The artist Clara Morrow is celebrating her successful art exhibition with a party but others in the village and the investigative team are recovering from cataclysmic events, detailed in earlier books, that have changed their relationships forever.

The threads of continuity that come from earlier titles in the series do mean that, if you are new to the series, you should read them in order. But if someone gave you A TRICK OF THE LIGHT for Christmas or your birthday do read it now.

But I guarantee you'll want to go looking for the first in the series and then read them in order.

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2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - I'm very glad you highlighted Louise Penny's work. She's such a very talented writer. Every novel draws me in...

Peter Reynard said...

Balancing strong and well developed characters with an interesting mystery is hard but it sounds like A Trick of the Light pulls this off. I'll keep an eye out for Penny at the local library. Thanks.

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