Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the Blind

Book - 2018
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A December 2018 Indie Next Pick
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2018 Picks
BookPage Best of the Year 2018
A LibraryReads Pick for November 2018
A LibraryReads Hall of Fame Winner
Washington Post's 10 Books to Read This November
One of PopSugar's Best Fall Books to Curl Up With

"A captivating, wintry whodunit." -- PEOPLE

"A constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves." --Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

"A spellbinder . . . another outstanding Gamache adventure... ingenious . . . what more could a mystery reader - or any reader for that matter - want?"--Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post

The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

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 will 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 Montreal. 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.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. Edition. First international edition.
ISBN: 9781250066206
Branch Call Number: M PENNY L
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 25 cm.


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Dec 08, 2018

The same wonderful cast of residents of Three Pines, plus assorted criminals and other miscreants. I like the way Penny writes, but I found this plot rather convoluted. Perhaps because I am such a financial idiot it was over my head in many areas.

Nov 28, 2018

I don’t understand why there are no ebooks available.

debwalker Nov 26, 2018

Winter reading treat - a new Inspector Gamache!

Aug 15, 2018

I agree that they are beautifully narrated. I would love a digital download version through Hoopla or Overdrive!

Aug 01, 2018

Please get this new Penny book, Kingdom of the Blind, on CD. They are so wonderfully read.

Jun 24, 2018

I love the inspector Gamache series but I find reading the large print versions so much easier. I do hope you have ordered at least 2! I won't put a hold on it until I know it is available.


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