Shortlisted numerous times for the Audie Award and winning for Kingdom of the Blind, Robert Bathurst has proven to be the ideal reader for Louise Penny's Agatha and Anthony Award winning mystery series. He brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache to life, and the four novels here form a fascinating arc; Gamache is elevated to the head of the Sûreté du Québec, only to be ousted in disgrace, and must find his way back to being the exemplary investigator he once was.
Armand Gamache, now the former head of the Sûreté du Québec, is invited to the reading of a will. He has been named an executor by a complete stranger, as have two others, and the woman's bequests are so odd that they all wonder if she was sane, until a body is found. But Gamache is also dealing with the fallout of his suspension, and is so desperate to keep the deadly narcotics he lost from hitting the streets of Montréal, he turns to increasingly audacious measures—and begins to see his own blind spots. Robert Bathurst won the coveted Audie Award for his superb reading of this 14th novel in the series, an Agatha Award finalist.