Despite her gothic prose, the new Louise Penny is reliably gratifying. (I have forgiven Penny for her transgressions in The Beautiful Mystery.)
In The Long Way Home, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec retires to the tiny village of Three Pines, the site of many of his previous cases. But when his friend Claire’s husband disappears, he reluctantly agrees to help her, enlisting the assistance of his former second- in-command and son-in-law, Jean-Guy Beauvoir.
(Why Gamache retires to the homicidally inclined community of Three Pines is the real mystery, but presumably Gamache in Florida would be even more puzzling!)