Super short review because I'm running out of ways to gush over Louise Penny's books (and maybe because I'm super tired).
I'm glad I had a day off work so I could finish this book. While it was largely an exercise in frustration, it was ultimately a satisfying one. I was a bit disappointed that Gamache more or less phoned in the solving of the murder (pages and pages and pages after I solved it, because obvious clues are obvious, blargh), but that was a small matter since I picked up the book for the sole reason that I was promised a resolution to the Sûreté corruption plot.
Louise Penny is awesome. I will buy all her books. And tell other people to buy them. Seriously, go buy them.