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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Catastrophic spring flooding, blistering attacks in the media, and a mysterious disappearance greet Chief Inspector Armand Gamache as he returns to the Sûreté du Québec in the latest novel by #1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny.

It''s Gamache''s first day back as head of the homicide department, a job he temporarily shares with his previous second-in-command, Jean-Guy Beauvoir. Flood waters are rising across the province. In the middle of the turmoil a father approaches Gamache, pleading for help in finding his daughter.

As crisis piles upon crisis, Gamache tries to hold off the encroaching chaos, and realizes the search for Vivienne Godin should be abandoned. But with a daughter of his own, he finds himself developing a profound, and perhaps unwise, empathy for her distraught father.

Increasingly hounded by the question, how would you feel., he resumes the search.

As the rivers rise, and the social media onslaught against Gamache becomes crueler, a body is discovered. And in the tumult, mistakes are made.

In the next novel in this "constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves" (New York Times Book Review), Gamache must face a horrific possibility, and a burning question.

What would you do if your child''s killer walked 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...
Title:A Better Man: A Chief Inspector Gamache NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:448 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:448 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 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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Editorial Reviews

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