Kingdom of the Blind (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #14)

Kingdom of the Blind (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Chief Inspector Gamache Series #14)

by Louise Penny

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

In this exclusive Barnes & Noble edition, get exclusive bonus content including Louise Penny’s descriptions of the real places in the books, along with maps of Three Pines.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250208750
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/27/2018
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Series , #14
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 57,896
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels (Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month). She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six 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.

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Kingdom of the Blind 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Louise Penneys books about Three Pines and Inspector Gamache. I will be very disappointed if she doesn't continue the series. I look forward to all her Three Pines books and can
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The character development wound with mystery, humor, heart and soul. They do not get better than Louise Penny. Start with the first in series and savor each one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline was well traveled. When I laid it down and returned never did I not know what was happening. Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That's what I think everytime I read one of Louise Penny's books; and in the last few years, I've read the all. Somehow they get better and better, the recurring characters more and more real and beloved, and the new characters fascinating. The plots are brilliant. Love, family, community, integrity and sacrifice. What a great world to experience through the magic of reading. Book #14 is another sparkling gem.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good as good as the 13 others
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another treasure of a read with familiar and new characters. How does she do it again and again?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her books are marvels, and I wondered if there would be more after the death of her beloved husband. I'm just grateful she decided to continue.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good as her first. Keep writing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great story with friends from Three Pines. Have read them all and look forward to each book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I look forward to each new book like I look forward to seeing an old friend.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could try to be critical, but i had such a great time in Three Pines, i dassent. In the midst of chaos here in the USA, a Canadian story reminds me there is hope, community, compassion, and joy in the world. Not as roughly violent, nor perhaps as thrilling, Kingdom of the Blind is an excellent example of Penny at her best.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Louise Penny’s writing style, so I read everything she writes. And Gamache and the Three Pines are like family. All the Gamache books are wonderful and stay with you for a long time.
Alienated_Bookworm More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of the Gamache series. I've read and enjoyed every book. Some more than others, which is only natural, I guess, since there are 14 by now. The previous novel, Glass Houses, was so awesome that I had my expectations set high for the new one. Unfortunately, Penny didn't deliver this time. Don't get me wrong! It's not bad at all! But compared to the last one, or some others, the story line this time was just so-so. Like always, it's enjoyable to read about Three Times and meet the inhabitants, even though they aren't necessary for the mystery. I think of them as old friends. They add flavor, but the story would have unfolded just the same without them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tucked beside a crackling fire. Cat at my feet. Sorry to bid farewell to my friends of Three Pines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hope there are more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed every book in the series. This book was great.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad to share a little more of the story... always interesting characters, but Gamache is in a class by himself.
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Anonymous 5 months ago
This was a entertaining story. As always. Looking forward to the next one in the series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I've always enjoyed Louise Penny except the more recent books. Love a mystery and small town crime but don't enjoy ghosts and animals that share the story line. The swearing duck is taking a larger role in each book which makes the story unbelievable. And the characters, such as Ruth, are getting more outrageous. Sorry to say I find them annoying. Let me know if A Better Man goes lightly on these characters and I may consider buying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago