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The Madness of Crowds

(2021)
(Book 17 in the Chief Inspector Gamache series)
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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 Université 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 ...

PRAISE FOR LOUISE PENNY AND THE INSPECTOR GAMACHE SERIES:

'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

'Louise Penny twists and turns the plot expertly tripping the reader up just at the moment you think you might have solved the mystery' DAILY EXPRESS

'The series is deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous' WASHINGTON POST

'No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny.' ELLY GRIFFITHS

'An absolute joy' IRISH TIMES

Genre: Mystery

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August 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Madness of Crowds: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Book 17
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-5293-7938-5 / 978-1-5293-7938-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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August 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, 17)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-250-14526-0 / 978-1-250-14526-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Madness of Crowds: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Book 17
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-5293-7939-3 / 978-1-5293-7939-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

August 2021 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, 17)
Author(s): Louise Penny
ISBN: 1-250-81067-1 / 978-1-250-81067-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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August 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Madness of Crowds: A Novel
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August 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Madness of Crowds: A Novel
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Madness of Crowds: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Book 17)
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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August 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Madness of Crowds: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Book 17
Author(s): Louise Penny
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU