A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise PennyA Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel by Louise Penny

A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel

byLouise Penny

Hardcover | August 27, 2019

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The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Kingdom of the Blind.

The air is thick with excitement and anxiety as Sûreté du Québec agents gather in the conference room for the Monday morning meeting of the homicide department.

This will be Armand Gamache's first day back since his demotion from head of the entire force, to head of homicide. Complicating matters, he'll be sharing the duties with his former second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir.

Amid blistering social media attacks, Gamache sets out on his first assignment - to find a missing woman.

The search for Vivienne Godin is played out against a backdrop of catastrophic spring flooding. Three Pines itself is threatened, as the Rivière Bella Bella breaks its banks. A province-wide emergency is declared and desperate efforts are underway to save towns and cities, dams and bridges.

As Gamache leads the search for Vivienne, he develops a profound empathy for her distraught father. With a daughter of his own, he finds himself haunted by the question, how would you feel, if.

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And the victim's father contemplates a murder of his own.

And the question facing both Gamache and Beauvoir shifts.

What would you do, if. your child's killer might walk free?

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels (Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month). She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she...
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Title:A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 27, 2019Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1250066212

ISBN - 13:9781250066213

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Praise for Kingdom of the BlindINSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA December 2018 Indie Next PickOne of Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2018 PicksBookPage Best of the Year 2018 A LibraryReads Pick for November 2018A LibraryReads Hall of Fame WinnerWashington Post's 10 Books to Read This NovemberOne of PopSugar's Best Fall Books to Curl Up WithOne of Publishers Weekly Booksellers' Favorite 25 Titles of the Year in 2018"A captivating, wintry whodunit." -PEOPLE"A constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves." -Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review"A spellbinder . . . another outstanding Gamache adventure. ingenious . . . what more could a mystery reader - or any reader for that matter - want?"-Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post"Penny pulls together an insightful plot that weaves in family feuds, clandestine investigations, undercover cops and a loving look at Three Pines." -Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun Sentinel"Louise Penny's novels are unique for how seamlessly they straddle the line between charmingly small-town mysteries and big-city police procedurals . . . It's not to be missed!" -BookPage (Top Pick)"It's hard to see how Louise Penny can raise the stakes any further for her iconic, fatherly good guy, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, but somehow in each book she does." -News & Observer"Brain-teasing puzzles, life-and-death stakes and lots of Three Pines, a magical place where the warmth in the villagers' hearts thaws the ice on their eyelashes."-St. Louis Post Dispatch"Complex ongoing saga. Wait anxiously for the next installment."-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette"Penny does a splendid job of interweaving those three main plot lines, studding them with several life-threatening scenes that had me holding my breath, and building to a wild finale."-Tampa Bay Tribune"Nimble sleight-of-hand plotting, strong characters, profound compassion and luminous prose are hallmarks of Penny's novels. Although darker than previous books, this new entry is no exception."-Seattle Times"Another intricately plotted escapist mystery from Louise Penny."-PopSugar"A Louise Penny book. is better than 90% of the books I read. Her books are about love and kindness and people who care."-Lesa's Book Critiques"From small puzzles do large, ever-more excellent ones grown, especially in a Louise Penny novel."-Seattle Review of Books"Few mystery writers intertwine the personal lives of their characters with the crimes being investigated more skillfully than Penny does, and she is at her best here, as several key players face turning points in their lives, suggesting that if the past can strangle the present, it can also help clear the way for the future."-Booklist (Starred Review)"Penny is a master at blending the modern evils affecting the big city and hidden secrets of the almost mythical village of Three Pines. Well-known characters return and new faces add richness to a narrative that will keep readers intrigued until the last page." -Library Journal (Starred Review)"Insightful, well-plotted. Penny offers intriguing commentary on the willful blindness that can keep people from acknowledging the secrets and lies in their own lives. Penny wraps up some continuing story lines and sends recurring characters in surprising directions." -Publishers Weekly"Penny reveals a deeper vulnerability in the introspective Gamache. The ending is adrenaline-filled....This starts as a small-town mystery and becomes something grander." -Kirkus Reviews"I thoroughly enjoyed Kingdom of the Blind. It's always a treat to spend a few days with Armand Gamache and his latest investigation is one of my favorites." -James Patterson