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Glass Houses

Glass Houses

A Novel

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Volume 13)

Louise Penny; read by Robert Bathurst

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When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.

From the moment its shadow falls over the village, Gamache, now Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, suspects the creature has deep roots and a dark purpose. Yet he does nothing. What can he do? Only watch and wait. And hope his mounting fears are not realized.

But when the figure vanishes overnight and a body is discovered, it falls to Gamache to discover if a debt has been paid or levied.

Months later, on a steamy July day as the trial for the accused begins in Montréal, Chief Superintendent Gamache continues to struggle with actions he set in motion that bitter November, from which there is no going back. More than the accused is on trial. Gamache’s own conscience is standing in judgment.

In Glass Houses, her latest utterly gripping audiobook, number-one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny shatters the conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called the court of conscience. A court that supersedes all others.

EXCERPT

CHAPTER 1


“State your name, please.”

“Armand Gamache.”

“And you are the head of the Sûreté du Québec?”

“The Chief Superintendent, oui.”

Gamache sat upright on the wooden chair. It was hot....

Reviews

Praise for Glass Houses

"We're so glad Robert Bathurst will be back to narrate the latest in Penny's series." -AudioFile Editor's Pick

"In his third narration of Louise Penny's popular Three Pines series, Robert Bathurst emphasizes the humanity and compassion of Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache. ...Bathurst nails it." AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

Praise for A Great Reckoning:

"Robert Bathurst puts his own indelible stamp on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache in Louise Penny's twelfth Three Pines puzzle. . . . If you haven't listened to this series, start at once. You'll love your stay in Three Pines."—AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

"Bathurst beautifully expressed the mood and tenor of Penny's characters, themes, and plots. A marvelous entry in an amazing series."—Library Journal, Starred Review

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About the author

Louise Penny; read by Robert Bathurst

LOUISE PENNY is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels (Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month). She has been awarded the John Creasey Dagger, Nero, and Barry Awards, as well as two each of the Arthur Ellis, Macavity, and Dilys Awards. Additionally, Louise has won five Agatha Awards and five Anthony Awards. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.

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