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The madness of crowds: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Novel Series, Book 17

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Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller
AARP The Magazine – Recommended Summer Reading
CNN – A Most Anticipated Book of August
Bustle – A Most Anticipated Book of August


Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines in #1 New York Times bestseller Louise Penny's latest spellbinding novel


You’re a coward.

Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache.

It starts innocently enough.

While the residents of the Québec village of Three Pines take advantage of the deep snow to ski and toboggan, to drink hot chocolate in the bistro and share meals together, the Chief Inspector finds his holiday with his family interrupted by a simple request.

He’s asked to provide security for what promises to be a non-event. A visiting Professor of Statistics will be giving a lecture at the nearby university.

While he is perplexed as to why the head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec would be assigned this task, it sounds easy enough. That is until Gamache starts looking into Professor Abigail Robinson and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture.

They refuse, citing academic freedom, and accuse Gamache of censorship and intellectual cowardice. Before long, Professor Robinson’s views start seeping into conversations. Spreading and infecting. So that truth and fact, reality and delusion are so confused it’s near impossible to tell them apart.

Discussions become debates, debates become arguments, which turn into fights. As sides are declared, a madness takes hold.

Abigail Robinson promises that, if they follow her, ça va bien aller. All will be well. But not, Gamache and his team know, for everyone.

When a murder is committed it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime as well as this extraordinary popular delusion.

And the madness of crowds.

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COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- -- Fiction
Canada -- Fiction
Conspiracies -- Fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Euthanasia -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Fiction
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
French-Canadians -- Fiction
Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Gamache, Armand -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Large type books
Missing persons -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Police -- Québec (Province) -- Fiction
Québec (Province) -- Fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Villages -- Québec (Province) -- Fiction
Women college teachers -- Fiction
title_displayThe madness of crowds
title_fullThe Madness of Crowds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Novel Series, Book 17
The Madness of Crowds--A Novel
The madness of crowds / Louise Penny
title_shortThe madness of crowds
title_subChief Inspector Armand Gamache Novel Series, Book 17
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Conspiracies
Euthanasia
Fathers and daughters
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French-Canadians
Gamache, Armand
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Investigation
Missing persons
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Police
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