Ms. Penny is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. These delightful mysteries are set in French Quebec with a very down to earth Chief Inspector Gamache. This time he is returning to Three Pines to investigate another murder but looking forward to renewing acquaintances with the very diverse and eclectic folk in the town. The story has a somewhat macabre element and many little twists to confuse you – dare I say almost a la Ms. Christie. Intelligent crime writing is so fun to read! A spiteful and mean self published author is found dead and does anyone really miss her or even mourn her. Gamache will have to find out. Set around Christmas and the beginning of the New Year the temperatures are plummeting but the hospitality and friendship keep the town warm.