Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Madness of Crowds

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
The Madness of Crowds (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #17)
Louise Penny
Expected publication date: August 24, 2021
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. - from Goodreads

Every year I look forward to a new installment from Louise Penny in her Inspector Gamache series, and this sounds like it will be another incredible story!

22 comments:

  1. This sounds intense, and I kind of adore how this blurb jump amps up the tension but really doesn't spill the details.

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  2. The cover caught my eye immediately! And wow #17 in the series already? 😮

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  3. I am not familiar with the series, but I love hearing that an author can keep the adventures for a beloved character going.

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    1. It's really incredible, there hasn't been a bad book yet!

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  4. I have never read any Louise Penny. I don't know how this came to be!?!? Where should I start?

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    1. Haha, I don't know either! The books can kind of be read as stand-alones, but I would start from the beginning because there are things that are referenced later!

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  5. I really need to start at the beginning with this series. I've read one of the later books and loved it. I hope you enjoy this one when you get to it!

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  6. Wow...this cover is gorgeous!!! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  7. Ooh I heard this was a good series!

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  8. Can't wait, this series is amazing!

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  9. I've never read any Louise Penny, but I always find myself thinking about trying! I'm fun that there are so many new books, hope you enjoy it! :)

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  10. I just finally picked up a copy of the first book in this series. Didn't realize there were 17 books in it, lol.

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    1. LOL, I know! Even when I started, it had like 12 or 13 books - it was kind of intimidating!

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  11. I didn't know about this series, but the blurb is intriguing and the cover is gorgeous! And wow, 17 books already?

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