Upcoming Event

Louise Penny at The Emerson Colonial Theatre


The Grey Wolf: A Novel


November 1, 2024
7:00 PM ET


Emerson Colonial Theatre
106 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116


$50.00-$60.00 plus service fee

Harvard Book Store welcomes LOUISE PENNY— #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, known for her smash-hit Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels—for a discussion of the 19th mystery in the Armand Gamache series, The Grey Wolf.


Tickets to this event are available exclusively through the Emerson Colonial Theatre box office.

There are two ticket options.

1. VIP Tickets: Includes admission for one and one hardcover copy of The Grey Wolf SIGNED by the author. Please Note VIP Tickets that include signed copies of The Grey Wolf are now sold out. 

2. General Admission: Includes admission for one and one hardcover copy of The Grey Wolf (unsigned). 

Add Ons: When purchasing tickets on the box office website, you will have the option to choose the Ambassador Lounge Upgrade, where you can relax in their private lounge and enjoy a dedicated bar, complimentary coat check, and private restrooms. Please Note: If a patron purchased a $60 VIP ticket + Ambassador Lounge they’ll get a signed copy of The Grey Wolf, but if they purchased a $50 ticket + Ambassador Lounge it comes with a non-signed book. 

Please note: Books included with tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up at the bookstore beforehand. For ticket holders unable to attend the event, they will be allowed to pick up their copy of The Grey Wolf at Harvard Book Store up to one month after the event. They must show proof of ticket purchase to receive their book. This offer expires after one month. 


About The Grey Wolf

Relentless phone calls interrupt the peace of a warm August morning in Three Pines. Though the tiny Québec village is impossible to find on any map, someone has managed to track down Armand Gamache, head of homicide at the Sûreté, as he sits with his wife in their back garden. Reine-Marie watches with increasing unease as her husband refuses to pick up, though he clearly knows who is on the other end. When he finally answers, his rage shatters the calm of their quiet Sunday morning.

That's only the first in a sequence of strange events that begin The Grey Wolf, the nineteenth novel in Louise Penny's #1 New York Times-bestselling series. A missing coat, an intruder alarm, a note for Gamache reading "this might interest you", a puzzling scrap of paper with a mysterious list—and then a murder. All propel Chief Inspector Gamache and his team toward a terrible realization. Something much more sinister than any one murder or any one case is fast approaching.

Armand Gamache, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, his son-in-law and second in command, and Inspector Isabelle Lacoste can only trust each other, as old friends begin to act like enemies, and long-time enemies appear to be friends. Determined to track down the threat before it becomes a reality, their pursuit takes them across Québec and across borders. Their hunt grows increasingly desperate, even frantic, as the enormity of the creature they’re chasing becomes clear. If they fail the devastating consequences would reach into the largest of cities and the smallest of villages.

Including Three Pines.

Masking Policy

Masks are encouraged but not required for this event.

Louise Penny
Louise Penny

Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, and coauthor with Hillary Rodham Clinton of the #1 New York Times bestselling thriller State of Terror. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (nine times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Photo Credit: Mikael Theimer 


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