The Madness of Crowds - Chief Inspector Gamache 17 (Hardback)Louise Penny (author)
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In the thrilling seventeenth instalment in Penny’s bestselling series, Chief Inspector Gamache must solve a murder at a Quebecois university where the dangerous ideas of an eminent Professor gain ground and threaten to spiral out of control.
The incredible new book in Louise Penny's #1 bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache series.
When Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is asked to provide crowd control at a statistics lecture given at the Universite de l'Estrie in Quebec, he is dubious. Why ask the head of homicide to provide security for what sounds like a minor, even mundane lecture?
But dangerous ideas about who deserves to live in order for society to thrive are rapidly gaining popularity, fuelled by the research of the eminent Professor Abigail Robinson. Yet for every person seduced by her theories there is another who is horrified by them. When a murder is committed days after the lecture, it's clear that within crowds can lie madness.
To uncover the truth, Gamache must put his own feelings about the divisive Professor to one side. But with her ideas gaining ground, the line separating good and evil, right and wrong, is quickly blurring - especially when the case leads unexpectedly close to home ...
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 238 x 160 x 42 mm
'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' - Denise Mina
'She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes' - The Times
'Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium' - The New York Times
'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny ... a fantastic series' - Elly Griffiths
'Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both' - Peter James
'A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' - Ann Cleeves
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