We now offer Curbside Plus Services. Bookdrops remain open but buildings are closed. Returned items are quarantined for 6 days before they are checked in. Fines are not charged for quarantined items.

The nature of the beast: a chief inspector gamache novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(4)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(0)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

The Nature of the Beast is a New York Times bestselling Chief Inspector Gamache novel from Louise Penny.

Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village.

But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true.

And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet.

And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here.

A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back.

Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID00507986-2ba6-df50-8bc6-f408f883e02f
Grouping Titlenature of the beast
Grouping Authorlouise penny
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-20 07:33:02AM
Last Indexed2020-09-20 07:34:24AM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781250022080

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
auth_author2Bathurst, Robert, 1957-
Bathurst, Robert.
authorLouise Penny
author2-roleBathurst, Robert,1957-Narrartor
Bathurst, Robert,1957-narrator.
Bathurst, Robert.|Narrator
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Findaway World, LLC.
Macmillan Audio (Firm).
Playaway Digital Audio.
Recorded Books, LLC.
author_displayPenny, Louise
available_at_aacplBroadneck Library
Crofton Library
Deale Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Linthicum Library
Odenton Library
Severn Library
Severna Park Library
collection_aacplADULT
detailed_location_aacplBroadneck Library - Audiobooks
Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Crofton Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Crofton Library - Audiobooks
Deale Library - Audiobooks
Edgewater Library - Audiobooks
Glen Burnie Library - Adult Mystery Fiction
Glen Burnie Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
Linthicum Library - Audiobooks
Maryland City at Russett Library - Audiobooks
Odenton Library - Audiobooks
Online OverDrive Collection
Severn Library - Audiobooks
Severna Park Library - Audiobooks
Severna Park Library - Large Print Fiction and Nonfiction
display_description"Hardly a day goes by when nine year old Laurent Lepage doesn't cry wolf. From alien invasions, to walking trees, to winged beasts in the woods, to dinosaurs spotted in the village of Three Pines, his tales are so extraordinary no one can possibly believe him. Including Armand and Reine-Marie Gamache, who now live in the little Quebec village. But when the boy disappears, the villagers are faced with the possibility that one of his tall tales might have been true. And so begins a frantic search for the boy and the truth. What they uncover deep in the forest sets off a sequence of events that leads to murder, leads to an old crime, leads to an old betrayal. Leads right to the door of an old poet. And now it is now, writes Ruth Zardo. And the dark thing is here. A monster once visited Three Pines. And put down deep roots. And now, Ruth knows, it is back. Armand Gamache, the former head of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec, must face the possibility that, in not believing the boy, he himself played a terrible part in what happens next"--
format_aacplAudio CD
Book
Large Print
Playaway
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_aacplAudio Books
Books
eBook
id00507986-2ba6-df50-8bc6-f408f883e02f
isbn9781250022080
9781250022097
9781410480576
9781427263865
9781427263872
9781427270863
9781427271945
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a121365031997094270253Crofton Library - Adult Mystery FictionMYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 16, 2020CRO
ils:a121365031997094270402Glen Burnie Library - Adult Mystery FictionMYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 11, 2020NCO
ils:a121365031997106756174Busch Annapolis Library - Adult Mystery FictionMYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutAug 26, 2020ANN
rbdigital:rbdZ100100714rbdZ100100714RBdigitalOnline RBdigitaleAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueRBdigitalhttps://annearundelcomd.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781427271945Available OnlineRBdigital
rbdigital:rbdZ100125623rbdZ100125623RBdigitalOnline RBdigitaleAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueRBdigitalhttps://annearundelcomd.rbdigital.com/#titles/9781427263872Available OnlineRBdigital
overdrive:f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de6-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books3falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de61Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveOverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive ListenChecked Out
overdrive:1916e606-ffb1-4cff-a87f-f3f9e2863fcc1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:1916e606-ffb1-4cff-a87f-f3f9e2863fcc-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
ils:a124147531997098054406Maryland City at Russett Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 10, 2020MDC
ils:a124147531997098055353Broadneck Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfNov 06, 2019BDN
ils:a124147531997098054364Severn Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfFeb 21, 2020PRO
ils:a124147531997098054331Odenton Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 03, 2019WCO
ils:a124147531997098055346Severna Park Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfJan 22, 2020S-PK
ils:a124147531997098054307Broadneck Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 24, 2020BDN
ils:a124147531997098055361Crofton Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 15, 2019CRO
ils:a124147531997098054349Crofton Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutJul 18, 2019CRO
ils:a124147531997098054356Linthicum Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfOct 19, 2019LIN
ils:a124147531997098054380Severna Park Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfNov 11, 2019S-PK
ils:a124147531997098054323Deale Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 30, 2020SCO
ils:a124147531997098054299Edgewater Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfMar 05, 2020EDG
ils:a124147531997098054315Crofton Library - Audiobooks(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfJul 21, 2019CRO
ils:a124832931997094483914Glen Burnie Library - Large Print Fiction and NonfictionMYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfJun 09, 2020NCO
ils:a124832931997094483906Severna Park Library - Large Print Fiction and NonfictionMYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfJan 12, 2020S-PK
ils:a123532331997089491534Severna Park Library - AudiobooksPLAYAWAY MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseChecked OutSep 15, 2020S-PK
ils:a123532331997089491559Severn Library - AudiobooksPLAYAWAY MYSTERY FICTION (P)1falsefalseOn ShelfDec 19, 2019PRO
itype_aacplAdult Audiobook on CD
Adult Playaway
Large Print
Mystery Fiction
last_indexed2020-09-20T11:34:24.196Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_aacpl(COMPACT DISC) MYSTERY FICTION (P)
MYSTERY FICTION (P)
Online OverDrive
PLAYAWAY MYSTERY FICTION (P)
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
Anne Arundel County Public Library Online
owning_location_aacplBroadneck Library
Busch Annapolis Library
Crofton Library
Deale Library
Edgewater Library
Glen Burnie Library
Linthicum Library
Maryland City at Russett Library
Odenton Library
Online OverDrive Collection
Severn Library
Severna Park Library
primary_isbn9781250022080
primary_upc9781427270863
publishDate2015
2017
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a1213650BookBooksFirst edition.EnglishMinotaur Books, 2015.376 pages ; 25 cm.
rbdigital:rbdZ100100714eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishMacmillan Audio ;2015, p2015.1 online resource.
rbdigital:rbdZ100125623eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishMacmillan Audio ;2017, p2015.Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
overdrive:f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de6eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishMacmillan Audio2015
overdrive:1916e606-ffb1-4cff-a87f-f3f9e2863fcceBookeBookEnglishSt. Martin's Publishing Group2015
ils:a1241475Audio CDAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishMacmillan Audio ;p2015.10 sound discs (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ils:a1248329Large PrintBooksLarge print edition.EnglishThorndike Press, 2015.681 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
ils:a1235323PlayawayAudio BooksUnabridged.EnglishFindaway World, LLC, [2015]1 audio media player (750 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a121365031997094270253Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a121365031997094270402Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a121365031997106756174Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
rbdigital:rbdZ100100714rbdZ100100714Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
rbdigital:rbdZ100125623rbdZ100125623Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de6-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:f763ceaf-1fed-409a-9d32-373747258de61Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:1916e606-ffb1-4cff-a87f-f3f9e2863fcc1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:1916e606-ffb1-4cff-a87f-f3f9e2863fcc-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:a124147531997098054406Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098055353On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054364On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054331On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098055346On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054307On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098055361On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054349Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054356On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054380On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054323On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054299On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124147531997098054315On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124832931997094483914On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a124832931997094483906On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a123532331997089491534Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue
ils:a123532331997089491559On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
seriesInspector Armand Gamache mysteries
series_with_volumeInspector Armand Gamache mysteries|11
subject_facetAudiobooks
Audiobooks (CD)
Detective and mystery fiction
Downloadable audio books
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction
Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character)
Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Large type books
Missing children
Missing children -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Fiction
Missing persons -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Mystery fiction
Mystery fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Police -- Québec (Province) -- Fiction
Police -- Québec (Province) -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
Retirees
Retirees -- Fiction
title_displayThe nature of the beast
title_fullThe Nature of the Beast
The nature of the beast / Louise Penny
The nature of the beast [electronic resource] / Louise Penny
The nature of the beast [electronic resource] : a chief inspector gamache novel / Louise Penny
The nature of the beast [large print] / Louise Penny
The nature of the beast [playaway] : a Chief Inspector Gamache novel / Louise Penny
The nature of the beast [sound recording] / Louise Penny
title_shortThe nature of the beast
title_suba chief inspector gamache novel
topic_facetAudiobooks (CD)
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
Fiction
Gamache, Armand (Fictitious character)
Investigation
Large type books
Missing children
Missing persons
Murder
Mystery
Police
Retirees
upc9781427270863