The Beautiful Mystery: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Setting & Symbolism

Louise Penny
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Quebec

Quebec is a province in eastern Canada. It is the home of the Surete de Quebec, Gamache, and Beauvoir, and is home to the wilderness of Quebec, and the Saint-Gilbert-Entres-les-Loups monastery.

The Wilderness of Quebec

The wilderness of Quebec is located in the Canadian province of Quebec. It is the location of the secluded Saint-Gilbert-Entres-les-Loups monastery, to which Gamache and Beauvoir travel.

Saint-Gilbert-Entres-les-Loups

Saint-Gilbert-Entres-les-Loups is a monastery in the Quebecois wilderness, founded by Saint Gilbert in 1634 to escape persecution in Europe. It is the home of twenty-four monks who sing beautiful Gregorian chants, and is the place of the murder of Brother Mathieu. The monastery is simply-decorated, but beautifully-created, and is in the shape of an old musical note, the neume.

The Abbot's Garden

The Abbot's Garden is a private garden in the monastery, used only by the abbot, Mathieu, and tended to by Simon. The abbot's...

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