Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the Blind

Large Print - 2018
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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: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432859367
Branch Call Number: 813.6000
Characteristics: pages cm.


From Library Staff

“Gamache tries to understand why someone connected to a mysterious will is killed, while he and Beauvoir race against time to stop a deadly shipment of drugs from hitting the streets. Penny digs deep into her familiar characters in what may be her most personal book.”

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Dec 11, 2018

Chief Inspector Gamache finds himself along with fellow villager Myrna one of three executors to the will of a recently deceased woman who called herself The Baroness. He is also dealing with the fallout and suspension from actions at the conclusion of the last in this series, 'Glass Houses.' Penny has crafted an at times complicated plot that stretched believability, but, hey, these are read for entertainment. Penny says she thought she might have to retire this character who she’d based on her husband, now deceased, but found herself one day writing this story. All her fans are grateful.

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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