A World of Curiosities by Louise Penny audiobook

A World of Curiosities

By Louise Penny
Read by Robert Bathurst

Macmillan Audio

The Chief Inspector Gamache Novels: Book 18

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Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in this entry in the beloved New York Times bestselling series. It’s spring, and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge. But something has. As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young man and woman have reappeared in the Sûreté du Québec investigators’ lives after many years. The two were young children when their troubled mother was murdered, leaving them damaged, shattered. Now they’ve arrived in the village of Three Pines. But to what end? Gamache and Beauvoir’s memories of that tragic case, the one that first brought them together, come rushing back. Did their mother’s murder hurt them beyond repair? Have those terrible wounds, buried for decades, festered and are now about to erupt? As Chief Inspector Gamache works to uncover answers, his alarm grows when a letter written by a long-dead stone mason is discovered. In it the man describes his terror when bricking up an attic room somewhere in the village. Every word of the 150-year-old letter is filled with dread. When the room is found, the villagers decide to open it up. As the bricks are removed, Gamache, Beauvoir and the villagers discover a world of curiosities. But the head of homicide soon realizes there’s more in that room than meets the eye. There are puzzles within puzzles and hidden messages warning of mayhem and revenge. In unsealing that room, an old enemy is released into their world, into their lives, and into the very heart of Armand Gamache’s home. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns in this entry in the beloved New York Times bestselling series.

It’s spring, and Three Pines is reemerging after the harsh winter. But not everything buried should come alive again. Not everything lying dormant should reemerge. But something has.

As the villagers prepare for a special celebration, Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir find themselves increasingly worried. A young man and woman have reappeared in the Sûreté du Québec investigators’ lives after many years. The two were young children when their troubled mother was murdered, leaving them damaged, shattered. Now they’ve arrived in the village of Three Pines. But to what end?

Gamache and Beauvoir’s memories of that tragic case, the one that first brought them together, come rushing back. Did their mother’s murder hurt them beyond repair? Have those terrible wounds, buried for decades, festered and are now about to erupt?

As Chief Inspector Gamache works to uncover answers, his alarm grows when a letter written by a long-dead stone mason is discovered. In it the man describes his terror when bricking up an attic room somewhere in the village. Every word of the 150-year-old letter is filled with dread. When the room is found, the villagers decide to open it up. As the bricks are removed, Gamache, Beauvoir and the villagers discover a world of curiosities.

But the head of homicide soon realizes there’s more in that room than meets the eye. There are puzzles within puzzles and hidden messages warning of mayhem and revenge. In unsealing that room, an old enemy is released into their world, into their lives, and into the very heart of Armand Gamache’s home.

A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin's Press.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Penny’s clever plotting is enhanced by Bathurst’s ability to make even the smallest details relevant…Bathurst weaves several timelines together seamlessly to create an exciting tapestry revealing crimes against women, child abuse, revenge, and murder. Fans are in for a treat. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Unusually for a crime novel, leaves you feeling better about the world once you’ve finished.” The Guardian (London)
“Blends nuanced characterization with nail-biting suspense…This tale of forgiveness and redemption will resonate with many.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A World of Curiosities continues Penny’s empathetic investigation into the human condition.” Barnes&Noble.com

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Author

Author Bio: Louise Penny

Author Bio: Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and multiple Agatha Awards and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada “for her contribution to Canadian culture.”

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 13.26
Audience: Adult
Language: English