Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the Blind

When a peculiar letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him one of the executors of her will. Still on suspension, and frankly curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are Myrna Landers, the bookseller from Three Pines, and a young builder.

None of them had ever met the elderly woman.

The will is so odd and includes bequests that are so wildly unlikely that Gamache and the others suspect the woman must have been delusional. But what if, Gamache begins to ask himself, she was perfectly sane?

When a body is found, the terms of the bizarre suddenly seem less peculiar and far more menacing.

But it isn't the only menace Gamache is facing.

The investigation into what happened six months ago—the events that led to his suspension—has dragged on, into the dead of winter. And while most of the opioids he allowed to slip through his hands, in order to bring down the cartels, have been retrieved, there is one devastating exception.

Enough narcotic to kill thousands has disappeared into inner-city Montréal. With the deadly drug about to hit the streets, Gamache races for answers.

As he uses increasingly audacious, even desperate, measures to retrieve the drug, Armand Gamache begins to see his own blind spots. And the terrible things hiding there.

Title:Kingdom of the Blind
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250066206
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  • Diane S ?

    Unfortunately I have finished. I tried to make it last as long as possible, reading it slowly, even though I wanted to rush to the end. Three Pines, such picturesque village, I would love to live ther...

  • Paromjit

    It is always a joy to return to Three Pines and its eccentric and offbeat residents, and this is a blisteringly brilliant addition to the Detective Armand Gamache series. Gamache has been suspended as...

  • Jaline

    It is easy to understand why readers love the village of Three Pines and its people. Symbolically, they represent all the finer things in life: wonderful and unique friendships, tolerance and acceptan...

  • Cathrine ??

    4✚ 🦆🦆🦆🦆“Fuck, fuck, fuck.” Admit it fans. When you finish the last page and the road to Three Pines is closed until another winter comes, quoting Rosa is the only way to assuage our ...

  • Paula

    Louis Penny is back on track as one of the finest mystery writers with Kingdom of the Blind - #14 in the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series.One of my first GR friends, Susan from Argyle, Texas, rec...

  • Penny Watson

    Buckle up, people! I have many, many thoughts about this book, and series in general, and Louise Penny.1. The beginning of this book is strong. As always. One of Louise Penny's strengths is her beginn...

  • Phrynne

    What an excellent read! Thank you Louise Penny for bringing Armand back to us - for a while there it looked as though it might not happen. Kingdom of the Blind has everything we expect from a Three Pi...

  • Linda

    "We are only as blind as we want to be." (Maya Angelou)And with that Louise Penny opens her captivating novel with the nooks and cranies of what appears to be truth on the surface but bears the scales...

  • JanB

    “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” The Three Pines series is a favorite series of mine, and the village is a character in itself. In Penny’s own words the books are about ...

  • Liz

    “In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king.”The Armand Gamache series is one of my absolute favorites. The books are much deeper than a typical mystery. It’s always about the why, no...