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"The Beautiful Mystery" by Louise Penny is a novel which details the investigations of inspectors Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir into a murder at a monastery in Quebec.
Gamache and Beauvoir travel to the remote and secluded Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups in the wilderness of Quebec, to see about the murder of Prior Mathieu, the leader of the choir at the monastery. The monastery is home to twenty-four brothers, headed by Abbot Philippe. Philippe welcomes the investigators, who are the first nonreligious people to set foot in the monastery in hundreds of years. Though they believe in God, they are not clergy. Through a thorough investigation, they discover the monastery is split. The choir has produced a CD of beautiful Gregorian chants that has captivated millions worldwide. While some want to rush into their success, to repair their monastery and spread the Word of God, others are more conservative, and want to take...