Author: Louise Penny
Genre: Mystery, Three Pines Series #8
Personal Rating: 2.5/5 (eh)
Format/Narrator: Audiobook/Ralph Cosham
Yearly Count: 83
A monastery of 24 monks is hidden deep in the woods of Quebec. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir are admitted into the sacred grounds to solve the murder of the monastery's choir director.
The Beautiful Mystery, aka The Boring Mystery, was written with sophistication, but was incredibly slow and uneventful. I did not care about the monastery or the details of the Gregorian chants, and sadly, that was pretty much the only focus. This was a big disappointment for me. Hopefully the next book in the series will reunite us with all the interesting characters from the Three Pines village, because they were sorely missed.