Dirty work at the crossroads, again – in the little village of Three Pines as spring is upon it and Easter is being celebrated. The seemingly harmless idea of holding a séance turns deadly when an ill-advised second séance is held in the evil old Hadley house. Once again, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is called in to investigate whodunit. And he has problems of his own as old friends/enemies continue to pursue the end of his career through devious means. Luckily, since after three volumes one comes to really love the inhabitants of the village, Louise Penny hasn’t yet pulled an “Elizabeth George” on us and killed off a favorite character. I’d hate to lose Gabri or Oliver and their delicious food and drink. 311 pp.