Louise Penny’s latest Armand Gamache novel, A Great Reckoning, marks actor Robert Bathurst’s second endeavor bringing the world of Three Pines to life through narration, and proves he was certainly the best man to take up the mantle of Penny’s long-time narrator Ralph Cosham. As AudioFile magazine so eloquently put it in their Earphones Award-winning review, Bathurst “puts his own indelible stamp on Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.”
A Great Reckoning begins with an odd, old map being found stuffed in the walls of Three Pines’ beloved bistro. The villagers are intrigued by the curiosity at first, but it proves to be stranger than initially thought upon closer observation. The map finds its way to Armand Gamache, who is also facing his first day as Commander at the Sûreté Academy. Gamache hopes to clean out the corruption at the academy, but finds himself quickly embroiled in the investigation of a professor’s murder, for which Gamache is a prime suspect. Franticly searching for answers, investigators find themselves back in Three Pines where a stained glass window hides yet another horrific secret.
Delve into these new mysteries of Three Pines with this excerpt from Louise Penny’s A Great Reckoning audiobook: