The Madness of Crowds

by Louise Penny

Rating: 4 (2 votes)

Tags: Set in Canada Female author

The Madness of Crowds

When Inspector Gamache is asked to provide crowd control at a statistics lecture given at the Universite de l'Estrie, he is dubious. What lecture might be so contentious that it would require the Surete du Quebec to supervise it? But following the pandemic, dangerous ideas about who deserves to live in order for society to function are rapidly gaining popularity, fuelled by the research of the eminent Professor Abigail Robinson. Yet for every person seduced by her theories is another one who is horrified by them. When a murder is committed days after someone tried to shoot the professor on stage, it's clear that someone in Three Pines is prepared to do anything to stop her. To uncover the truth, Gamache must put his own feelings about the divisive Professor to one side. But with a vision of humanity itself at stake, the line separating good and evil can blur just as quickly as the one between reason and madness - especially when the clues lead unexpectedly close to home.


Read Around The World Challenge user profile avatar for Emily
(1 year ago)
23 Dec, 2022
The most recent in a series of murder mysteries set in the cozy community of Three Pines (the title of the new TV series based on the books). Intelligent cases mix well with cozy relationships.

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Language: EN
Genre: Mystery

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