Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times
She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes
Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium
No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny . . . a fantastic series
Louise Penny's writing is intricate, beautiful and compelling. She is an original voice, a distillation of both PD James and Barbara Vine at their peaks and a worthy successor to both
A cracking storyteller, who can create fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings
It's always a treat to spend a few days with Armand Gamache
[An] atmospheric, distinctive series
Penny's elegant style is deeply satisfying, while Gamache is contemplative even when under pressure, and remains a man you want to spend time with
Penny is an absolute joy
Penny is on peak form... The Madness of Crowds is a grown-up, timely thriller that considers the nature of cowardice - "there's no peace without courage" - and how to find and defend "that spot between freedom and safety
This is a book of great ideas and wonderful characters
A satisfying and multi-layered mystery, the 17th in Penny's excellent series.
The Madness of Crowds is very much a book that will make you think.