Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the Blind

Book - 2018 | First U.S. edition: November 2018.
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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: November 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250066206
Branch Call Number: PENNY
Characteristics: 389 pages ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Kingdom of the blind : a novel

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peacebenow
Jan 23, 2019

Another great book in the Gamache series. I'm way out of order but it doesn't really matter. I love the familiar personalities and watching the people change and grow. Her books are easy to read and always enjoyable. Never a disappointment.

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konoyaro
Jan 20, 2019

fail.
her other works rang so true. this was just cobbled together. i think she should have waited longer -- we all would have understood. the only really good part of this book was the acknowledgements section, in which she explains about michael. this book costs around $29 US, and i cant see anyone feeling she got her money's worth

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sloanelCPL
Jan 16, 2019

Another winner from Louise Penny. It is so good to be back with the characters we've grown to love, in the fairy tale Three Pines.

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bresummers
Jan 15, 2019

6

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janetsketchley
Jan 08, 2019

Good to be back with these characters again in another intricately-plotted mystery.

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21221018293347
Jan 07, 2019

Louise Penny delivers yet another fine, engrossing tale of Three Pines.

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fangger
Dec 30, 2018

I hated for it to end. I love this series, all the friends I have caught up with for a brief time and the wonderful village of Three Pines that feels like it could be home!
Now to have to wait another year for more!

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brangwinn
Dec 29, 2018

Thank you, Louise Penny for continuing Chief Inspector Gamache’s forays. Thank you for continuing to let us eavesdrop on the residents of Three Pines. Thank you for creating a strong, understanding Inspector who gives people a second chance. Thank you for a very satisfying ending.

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mamabadger56
Dec 29, 2018

A great addition to a wonderful mystery series.

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maipenrai
Dec 26, 2018

I wait impatiently for the latest Armand Gamache mystery from Louise Penny. I feel like I know the inhabitants of Three Pines intimately. Especially the duck... Very complicated double plot. Highly recommend. Kristi & Abby Tabby

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