For long-standing fans of Penny’s Armand Gamache series, it will be a relief to know that retirement does not slow down this former Head of Homicide for the Sûreté du Québec. This latest book is more of a personal quest as well as a missing person inquiry. Gamache is searching for the husband of an artist friend: has jealousy overtaken this commercially successful but unimaginative painter, or is he on the run, involved in something far more sinister? Penny keeps us guessing in this richly textured and atmospheric novel, an unusual entry in the crime fiction canon. Read our review here.