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Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (Hardcover)

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— From Buy & Pre-order Books

There's plenty to love and keep you guessing in the latest installment of the Inspector Gamache series from Louise Penny. Gamache is still suspended and under investigation for letting a huge volume of opiods slip through his hands when he's named executor of a stranger's will, a huge blizzard descends, and a body turns up. Because why have one ticking clock, when you can have a three AND a blizzard?! A great detective thriller with a hearty dose of loveable village characters thrown in— this is a perfect winter read for new and established fans of the series!  — Angela (RBB Staff)

— From Kingdom of the Blind


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.

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. 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.

Praise For…

“Penny reveals a deeper vulnerability in the introspective Gamache; is it possible he's not quite sure of himself anymore? A theme of desperation plays out in both story arcs, as characters from all walks of life move between hope and despair and traverse the fine line that separates them. The ending is adrenaline-filled....This starts as a small-town mystery and becomes something grander and more frightening.” —Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250066206
ISBN-10: 1250066204
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: November 27th, 2018
Pages: 400
Language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel