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Ada Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500013442249 New Checked out 11/04/2021
Crookston Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500013442223 New Checked out 11/04/2021
Detroit Lakes Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500013460449 New Checked out 11/02/2021
Detroit Lakes Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500013465281 New Checked out 11/03/2021
Fertile Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500013442231 New Checked out 11/05/2021
Fosston Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500013442256 New Checked out 11/03/2021
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McIntosh Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500013442272 New Checked out 11/02/2021
Moorhead Public Library M PEN (Text) 33500013442280 New Checked out 10/29/2021
Godel Memorial-Warren Library PEN (Text) 35500006499543 New Checked out 10/21/2021
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Record details

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

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"The next novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series"-- Provided by publisher
"You're a coward." Time and again, as the New Year approaches, that charge is leveled against Armand Gamache. While the residents of the Quebec 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 Surete du Quebec 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 nearly impossible to tell them apart. Discussions become debates, debates become arguments. 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

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 July #1
    *Starred Review* Planning her seventeenth Armand Gamache novel, Penny realized that she couldn't ignore the pandemic, but how to write about it without rehashing the all-too-familiar horrors? Her solution was to set the story after the virus had been contained in Canada, but, as she explains in an afterword, "the bruising remained." It begins when Chief Inspector Gamache is ordered to provide security for a lecture by controversial statistics professor Abigail Robinson, who argues that further pandemics can be eliminated by a program of mandatory euthanasia targeting at-risk groups, including the elderly and the disabled. The Canadian government rejects the idea, but as Robinson speaks around the country, she begins to gain public support (along with violent opponents). When an attempt on the professor's life at the lecture Gamache is working causes a near-riot, and, later, in the wake of a related murder, Gamache realizes that "the madness of crowds" could be the most dangerous side effect of the pandemic. Always a master plotter, Penny brilliantly combines this main story line with a profusion of subplots that bring together multiple interconnected themes, all raising thought-provoking questions about ethics and human relationships in a post-COVID world. Gamache's longtime belief in our common humanity is severely tested here, but, finally, it is that belief and the actions deriving from it that seem to offer the only balm for our lingering bruises. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Millions of readers will find that picking up a new Gamache novel is the perfect way to celebrate the easing of a pandemic. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (seven times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Subject: Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Police > Québec (Province) > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery.
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense.
Fathers and daughters.
Missing persons.
Police > Fiction.
Homicide > Fiction.
Colleges and universities > Faculty > Fiction.
Collective behavior > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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