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The madness of crowds / Louise Penny.

Penny, Louise, (author.).


"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. 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."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250145260
  • ISBN: 1250145260
  • ISBN: 9781250836557
  • ISBN: 1250836557
  • Physical Description: 436 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Color illustration on endpapers.
Sequel to: All the devils are here.
Subject: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > Québec (Province) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Women college teachers > Fiction.
Collective behavior > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
Québec (Province) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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