Kingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14) by Louise Penny

Kingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14)

The entrancing new crime thriller featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny When Armand Gamache receives a letter inviting him to an abandoned farmhouse outside of Three Pines, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a complete stranger has named him as an executor of her will.Armand never knew the elderly woman, and the bequests are so wildly unlikely that he suspec...


Details Kingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14)

TitleKingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14)
ISBN9781250066206
Author
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherMinotaur Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Cultural, Canada
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Reviews Kingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14)

  • Diane S ☔
    2018-10-23
    Unfortunately I have finished. I tried to make it last as long as possible, reading it slowly, even though I wanted to rush to the end. Three Pines, such picturesque village, I would love to live there, if it was real of course. I mentioned that to someone and they said, Yes, but they have alot of murders for such a small town. True, I had to laugh, but it is the characters, the the people that live there, and the way they care for each other, ev...
  • Paromjit
    2018-11-14
    It is always a joy to return to Three Pines and its eccentric and offbeat residents, and this is a blisteringly brilliant addition to the Detective Armand Gamache series. Gamache has been suspended as the Head of the Surete du Quebec, a result of the fallout from his last case. His son-in-law, Jean-Guy is now the Acting Head, caught between political machinations that are looking to laying the blame squarely on Gamache to pay the devastating pric...
  • James Patterson
    2018-09-21
    Just got done reading an advance copy of Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny. It's a fantastic book that had me guessing the entire way. You're not going to want to miss out on this one.
  • Jaline
    2018-12-16
    It is easy to understand why readers love the village of Three Pines and its people. Symbolically, they represent all the finer things in life: wonderful and unique friendships, tolerance and acceptance, cozy homes and businesses, integrity and honesty. There is also good food, warm fireplaces, funny pets, and of course – the scales of justice personified by Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec. These are many, if not ...
  • Cathrine ☯️
    2018-11-24
    4✚ 🦆🦆🦆🦆“Fuck, fuck, fuck.” Admit it fans. When you finish the last page and the road to Three Pines is closed until another winter comes, quoting Rosa is the only way to assuage our anguish. It is currently very cold in Three Pines. So cold that Reine-Marie and others can be heard muttering “Why do we live here?” as the town loses power and is buried in snow.But not to worry, comfort foods that rarely fail in their one great...
  • Phrynne
    2018-10-30
    What an excellent read! Thank you Louise Penny for bringing Armand back to us - for a while there it looked as though it might not happen. Kingdom of the Blind has everything we expect from a Three Pines novel. Gamache is his normal understanding, calm, all knowing self - and of course as usual, he is keeping secrets. Beauvoir is being emotionally torn apart which is very common for him. I must admit he is one character I just do not like probabl...
  • Linda
    2018-12-11
    "We are only as blind as we want to be." (Maya Angelou)And with that Louise Penny opens her captivating novel with the nooks and cranies of what appears to be truth on the surface but bears the scales of something far more devious below. Is it shadowy eyes that mirror the heart or the heart that mirrors what is in the line of pure vision?Ah, our footsteps take us, once again, to the panoramic sight of Three Pines nestled in a barage of blanketed ...
  • Matt
    2018-12-01
    After a lengthy binge-read of Louise Penny’s spectacular series, I was forced to wait a few weeks for this latest release. The wait was worth it, as Penny continues to impress while building on established story angles. Fans will surely find something with which they can relate in this highly detailed novel. On a cold day in the dead of winter, Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache finds himself searching for a nondescript home. He received a let...
  • Penny Watson
    2018-11-29
    Buckle up, people! I have many, many thoughts about this book, and series in general, and Louise Penny.1. The beginning of this book is strong. As always. One of Louise Penny's strengths is her beginnings. She sucks you right into the story with the characters, the mystery, the unknown. Everything feels profound. She throws in poetry. Philosophy. Art.Strangely, however, the familiarity of the characters/town we know actually dragged this story do...
  • Liz
    2019-01-13
    “In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king.”The Armand Gamache series is one of my absolute favorites. The books are much deeper than a typical mystery. It’s always about the why, not the how.Continuing the story from the prior book, a load of deadly opiates is missing in Quebec. Gamache has not been cleared for allowing these opiates to get away from the Surete. In fact, the powers that be are looking to make him the scapegoat ...
  • JanB
    2019-01-07
    “In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” The Three Pines series is a favorite series of mine, and the village is a character in itself. In Penny’s own words the books are about “...the common yearning for community. For belonging. They’re about kindness, acceptance. Gratitude.” Wisdom and insight into human nature are infused into her books naturally and with ease. She’s never preachy but gives us much to think about....
  • Esil
    2018-12-27
    Oh, Armand, you kept me waiting this year... Our annual date usually takes place at the end of the summer, but this year I had to wait until Christmas to read the next chapter in your life. But it was worth the wait.Louise Penny knocked it out of the park again this year. If you don’t know this series, it’s well worth it but you should start from the beginning. Through Gamache and a number of recurring characters, Penny tackles real and press...
  • Dennis
    2018-09-07
    I've never read anything by Louise Penny before, and I've definitely never read her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series, but you don't need to in order to follow along with Kingdom of the Blind. The author provides a lot of developments along the way for the reader to quickly get up to speed about the characters and their mishaps. While Armand Gamache is under suspension from the Sûreté du Québec, he receives a letter summoning him to pres...
  • Barbara
    2019-01-14
    3.5 starsIn this 14th book in the 'Chief Inspector Armand Gamache' series, the Canadian cop becomes the executor of a will and investigates a murder. The book can be read as a standalone, but familiarity with the series is a bonus.*****As the story opens, Chief Superintendent Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Québec is on suspension for a partially bungled drug operation. While Gamache is under investigation he takes on another task, as executor...
  • LJ
    2018-11-27
    First Sentence: Armand Gamache slowed his car to a crawl, then stopped on the snow-covered secondary road.Armand Gamache, former head of the Sûreté du Quebec, Myrna Landers, a bookseller, and a young builder have been named as liquidators (executors) for the will of an apparent stranger. But why the three of them, and not the woman's children? And how does a murder play into the disposition? Of greater concern to Gamache is locating the highly ...
  • Laurie Anderson
    2019-01-09
    Bless you, Louise Penny. And thank you for this extraordinary series, the people of Three Pines, and this wonderful book.::hugs::::pours tea and starts re-reading Kingdom of the Blind::
  • Marialyce
    2019-01-08
    ...And we are back.....Back that is to the wonderful village of Three Pines, its residents, and of course Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, his family, friends, and his band of law enforcers.I was ever so anxious to read this book as I have read and enjoyed most of the books in this series. When reading a series such as this, one can't help but think that you have gone home again, back to what you know and what you find good, wonderful, and always ...
  • Barbara
    2018-12-19
    After the death of her husband, Louise Penny took a break which was expected to be her retirement from the Chief Inspector Gamache series. Readers love this series because of its setting - a tiny, almost-impossible to find village, Three Pines. Gamache, however, is the key to the serie's success. He is fiercely intelligent, an astounding police inspector, who possesses profound integrity.This is a follow-up to the previous novel which involves Ga...
  • Stephanie
    2018-07-08
    Penny continues to show her incredible mastery -- whereas so many series would have long begun to disappoint by book 14, the Three Pines/Gamache series just keeps getting better and better. In KINGDOM OF THE BLIND, we have the storylines of the continuing investigation (and suspension) of Gamache following the incidents of GLASS HOUSES, the hunt for the drugs the Surete failed to capture at the end of that last book, and the curious events surrou...
  • Edwin Hill
    2018-07-31
    Do yourself a favor and start at the beginning of this remarkable series (with Still Life). I thoroughly enjoyed this book - as I have the entire Gamache series - but it definitely marks a change in the narrative arc of the story. If you've invested in the other books in the series, the end of this novel will pack an emotional wallop!
  • Kristi Lamont
    2018-12-03
    Well, it's not often that I finish a fiction book and immediately google the *DEA and a certain drug, but by golly I did this time. Scary, scary stuff -- and major props to Ms Penny for always being ahead of the curve on whatever's really going on out there regarding the latest in getting high/hooked/dead.Now, that said, I'm going to pick nits. I'm entitled, right, as a longtime reader? Loyal dissent and such. (Yes I have read the entire series t...
  • Joe Jones
    2018-06-25
    If you have read this far into the series you know what to expect. Louise Penny is one of those authors who I will put down any book I am currently reading to start hers. She never disappoints and this was not the exception! Get this as soon as you can!
  • Carolyn
    2018-12-01
    4.5 stars! I always open a new book by Louise Penny with joy. This is the 14th book in her 3 Pines series and have read them all. She has a unique style of writing which I am unable to compare with books by any other author. I enjoy the conversations which are sometimes infused by a sly sense of humour. There is mystery, often murder, action, and characters so well developed it is like visiting old friends. The books feature Chief Inspector Arma...
  • debra
    2018-12-23
    4.5-5*s Kept me involved throughout. A lot going on. Rounded up-for Christmas ; ))PS I called author to tell her that now I'm totally OK with new narrator. As you might imagine, Louise was quite relieved.
  • Margaret
    2019-01-19
    4/5Every year since 2005, when Louise Penny first published Still Life, another Armand Gamache novel has appeared. These last many years the books were released at the end of each August. This year Kingdom of the Blind wasn’t released until the end of November. In the Acknowledgements at the end of the book, Penny reveals the reason why. After the death of her beloved husband Michael, Penny decided to take a year off from writing, which she was...
  • Dana
    2019-01-20
    I made my trip to Three Pines for the year, and made it last as long as I could. It was warm and cozy, as always.This was not made favorite in the series, but still my favorite series of all, with my favorite characters.We were left with a little cliffhanger which will keep us guessing what will happen next in this imaginary little world I so want to live in. Til next year......
  • Dana Blazsek
    2018-11-30
    I would like to preface by saying I love, love, love this series of books. After hearing about it on What Should I Read Next , book one happened to go on sale. And from there I was hooked. I put down all the books in less than a year.However, book 14 fell majorly flat for me. The dialogue felt forced and honestly repetitive. Even the dialogue between Armand and Jean-Guy did not feel as natural as it did in previous books. Glass Houses left off i...
  • BookGypsy
    2018-11-06
    Armand Gamache receives a strange letter that is one of the executors of a will from a person he doesn't even know. The will is strange and bizarre even ts happen. A body is found and Armand has personal issue of his own that taunt him. This is very thought provoking. Dark and gets more dark as you read it. Everything I expected from a Lousie Penny novel. I enjoyed this so much.Dawnny Ruby-BookGypsyNovels N Latte Book BlogNovels & Latte Book Club...
  • Dorothy
    2018-12-19
    This is the fourteenth in Louise Penny's popular Armand Gamache detective series. Gamache has long been a favorite of mine. He is a complicated and well-developed character, a humane and philosophical policeman who always has his eye on the bigger picture of how the work that he does affects society as a whole.Moreover, he and his beloved Reine-Marie are now living in that quirky little Canadian village that time and the mapmakers forgot, Three P...
  • Sarah
    2018-11-22
    I fell in love with Armand many years ago, and I just can’t get enough of him! Superintendant Armand Gamache is still on suspension from his position at the head of the Sûreté du Québec, but that doesn’t prevent him and his trusty sidekicks, Jean-Guy Beauvoir and Isabelle Lacoste, from setting out to solve the latest murder investigation and clear up some serious loose ends from the last book.I find it amusing to pick up on clues and read ...