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Louise Penny

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The Madness of Crowds Overview

The Madness of Crowds, by Louise Penny, is the 17th novel in the Chief Inspector Gamache series. This installment explores how it is not enough just to live life according to one’s moral standard. To be truly heroic, one must speak out against the injustices in society. Statistician Abigail Robinson had come to Canada to present her ideas of mandatory euthanasia of the elderly and sick, a practice that would prevent the health system from being overburdened in the case of another pandemic. When Abigail’s assistant is killed, Armand Gamache must pick through the motivations and actions of others to determine who killed her and why. Themes in the novel include the danger of inaction, the power of love, and tarnished saints.

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