Green Hills Branch Library is closed Nov 19-24 for parking lot maintenance. Get details.

All library locations are closed beginning at 6 PM Wednesday, Nov 21, and reopen for normal hours on Saturday, Nov 24. Happy Thanksgiving!

The beautiful mystery: a Chief Inspector Gamache novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(5)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

The brilliant new novel in the New York Times bestselling series by Louise Penny, one of the most acclaimed crime writers of our time

No outsiders are ever admitted to the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups, hidden deep in the wilderness of Quebec, where two dozen cloistered monks live in peace and prayer. They grow vegetables, they tend chickens, they make chocolate. And they sing. Ironically, for a community that has taken a vow of silence, the monks have become world-famous for their glorious voices, raised in ancient chants whose effect on both singer and listener is so profound it is known as "the beautiful mystery."

But when the renowned choir director is murdered, the lock on the monastery's massive wooden door is drawn back to admit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec. There they discover disquiet beneath the silence, discord in the apparent harmony. One of the brothers, in this life of prayer and contemplation, has been contemplating murder. As the peace of the monastery crumbles, Gamache is forced to confront some of his own demons, as well as those roaming the remote corridors. Before finding the killer, before restoring peace, the Chief must first consider the divine, the human, and the cracks in between.

The Beautiful Mystery is the winner of the 2012 Agatha Award for best novel, the 2013 Anthony Award for best novel and the 2013 Macavity Award for best novel.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780312655464
9781250031129
9781410450944
9781427228857
9781250015273
9781427230256
9781427226099
9781594136511
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 8489af21-920a-ae65-d505-2e819d2ae64a
Grouping Title beautiful mystery
Grouping Author penny louise
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-20 22:23:55PM
Last Indexed 2018-11-20 22:26:38PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Cosham, Ralph.
author Louise Penny
author2-role Cosham, Ralph., Findaway World, LLC., Macmillan Audio (Firm)., Playaway Digital Audio.
author_display Penny, Louise
available_at_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Goodlettsville, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
collection_catalog Audiobook, Fiction, Large Print
detailed_location_catalog Bellevue - Adult Audiobook, Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Bellevue - Adult Large Print, Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Audiobook, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Large Print, Hermitage - Adult Fiction, Hermitage - Adult Large Print, Looby - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Audiobook, Richland Park - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Audiobook, Southeast - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Large Print, Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction
display_description When a peaceful monastery in Québec is shattered by the murder of their renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sãurete du Québec are challenged to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken a vow of silence.
format_catalog Book, CD audio book, Large Print, Playaway, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 8489af21-920a-ae65-d505-2e819d2ae64a
isbn 9780312655464, 9781250015273, 9781250031129, 9781410450944, 9781427226099, 9781427228857, 9781427230256, 9781594136511
item_details ils:CARL0000393999|35192043067689|Green Hills - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000393999|35192045825811|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|PLAYAWAY Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827604|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827612|Edmondson Pike - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EP||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827620|Southeast - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||SE||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827638|Hermitage - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||HM||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827646|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||TL||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827653|Goodlettsville - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GO||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827661|Green Hills - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827687|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827695|Richland Park - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||RP||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192042827703|Looby - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||LO||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192050166283|Thompson Lane - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||TL||, ils:CARL0000394886|35192050166291|Bellevue - Adult Fiction|Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||BL||, ils:CARL0000394886|FF00061092|Antioch High - Teen Fiction|F PEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||60110||, ils:CARL0000394886|FF00066122|Cane Ridge High - Teen Fiction|F PEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||61182||, ils:CARL0000395447|35192042850689|Bellevue - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000395447|35192042850713|Richland Park - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||RP||, ils:CARL0000395447|35192045450958|Southeast - Adult Audiobook|CD AUDIO Fiction Penny|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000396307|35192043025893|Green Hills - Adult Large Print|Fiction Penny Large Type|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||GH||, ils:CARL0000396307|35192043369549|Hermitage - Adult Large Print|Fiction Penny Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000396307|35192045411497|Southeast - Adult Large Print|Fiction Penny Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000396307|35192046924639|Bellevue - Adult Large Print|Fiction Penny Large Type|||1|false|false|||||On Hold Shelf||BL||, overdrive:12a77b0d-11f6-4ff1-84bb-b61f9e261325|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||, overdrive:95a860be-9e55-42e7-8c66-8f3a2cd82357|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book, CD audio book, Large Print Book, Playaway
last_indexed 2018-11-21T04:26:38.495Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog CD AUDIO Fiction Penny, Fiction Penny, Fiction Penny Large Type, PLAYAWAY Fiction Penny
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Looby, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park, Southeast, Thompson Lane
primary_isbn 9780312655464
publishDate 2012
record_details ils:CARL0000393999|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway :|p2012.|1 sound media player (13 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., ils:CARL0000394886|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|St. Martin's Minotaur,|c2012.|viii, 373 p. ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000395447|CD audio book|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Macmillan Audio,|[2012]|11 sound discs (780 min.) : digital ; 4 3 4/in., ils:CARL0000396307|Large Print|Books|Large print ed.|English|Thorndike Press,|2012.|697 p. (large print) ; 23 cm., overdrive:12a77b0d-11f6-4ff1-84bb-b61f9e261325|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Macmillan Audio||, overdrive:95a860be-9e55-42e7-8c66-8f3a2cd82357|eBook|eBook||English|St. Martin's Press|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827661 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192050166291 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827620 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827687 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192050166283 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827646 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827638 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827703 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827604 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827653 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827695 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000394886 35192042827612 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000395447 35192042850689 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000395447 35192042850713 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000395447 35192045450958 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000396307 35192045411497 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000396307 35192046924639 Checked Out On Hold Shelf false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000396307 35192043025893 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000396307 35192043369549 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000393999 35192045825811 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000393999 35192043067689 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:12a77b0d-11f6-4ff1-84bb-b61f9e261325 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
overdrive:95a860be-9e55-42e7-8c66-8f3a2cd82357 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
series Inspector Armand Gamache mysteries
series_with_volume Inspector Armand Gamache mysteries|8
subject_facet Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, Canadian, Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Large type books, Monasteries -- Fiction, Monks -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Québec (Province) -- Fiction
title_display The beautiful mystery : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel
title_full The Beautiful Mystery Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Series, Book 8, The beautiful mystery : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel / Louise Penny, The beautiful mystery [sound recording] / Louise Penny, The beautiful mystery [text (large print)] / by Louise Penny
title_short The beautiful mystery :
title_sub a Chief Inspector Gamache novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Detective and mystery stories, Canadian, Fiction, Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character), Investigation, Large type books, Monasteries, Monks, Murder, Mystery