Louise Penny, A GREAT RECKONING only 1/55 signed and limited bound in leather, a book for collectors with marbled papered sides with an appreciation by Alan Bradley.
With each book that Louise Penny has published we realize once more that the Golden Age mystery sparkles with intrigue, excitement and much more. Her audience comes to grow with each book featuring former Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and a host of village residents of Three Pines, Quebec. This is her twelfth novel. It has already been hailed by Publishers Weekly as ‘lyrical … 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’. So here is a very brief synopsis…
Brief Synopsis: After his retirement from the Surete, former Chief of Homicide Gamache has many offers to consider. From among them all, he decides to accept the position of Commander of the Surete training academy in an attempt to root out the corruption there and put the Surete motto of “service, integrity, justice” back into the heart of learning. Of course there is a mystery or two to solve with a body, an old map and new characters to meet but as ever Gamache requires the help of the quirky inhabitants of Three Pines. Louise Penny does more than just tell an absorbing tale full of twists and turns; she makes us think about who we are and what is really important in life.
Alan Bradley is the creator of the Flavia de Luce mystery series. He is a writer of craft and wordplay and whose inspiration he tells us in his appreciation comes from Louise Penny herself – “godmother to Flavia de Luce”. His piece is both perceptive and amusing; we a left in no doubt that Louise Penny is that the forefront of the mystery writers at this time.
A Great Reckoning is to be published in early September in the Scorpion Press series in a special leather and marble-paper over boards binding, limited to just 55 signed and numbered copies, and the price is £72 GBP for the ordinary signed edition plus shipping.
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