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

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

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...

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

TitleKingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14)
Release DateNov 27th, 2018
PublisherMinotaur Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Cultural, Canada, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

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

  • Diane S ☔
    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...
  • James Patterson
    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.
  • Dennis
    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...
  • Stephanie
    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...
  • Joe Jones
    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!
  • Anne
    More like a 4.5; could not quite give it a 5, much as I love Louise Penny and think she can do no wrong. I was in a reading slump - nothing was holding my interest - and then someone gave me an ARC of Kingdom of the Blind. Goodbye reading slump - could not put it down, as usual. Her books make me laugh, make me cry, make me think, make me smile, make me roll my eyes, make me marvel at her way with words and her observations about life and everyth...
  • Melissa
    These books are ones you want to hurry through to find out what happens, and then should probably read again slowly to enjoy the writing.
  • Beth Anne
    I received a free advance copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own. This is probably my favorite current detective series, and it always feels a bit like meeting up with friends I haven’t seen for a while to start one of these books. I made myself read slowly to savor the book in part, but also because of the way Penny always writes. Small details are important, and she takes such care as an author to be very purposeful with...
  • Amanda
    As the latest in one of my favorite series, I found this book easy to get into, like catching up with old friends. I didn't want to put it down and knew it was easily a 4-star rating. Then I got to the end. I don't read these books for the mystery aspect so much as for the characters, and I'm good with red herrings, but if you give us what a person is thinking and then that turns out that makes no sense they were thinking that because of what is ...
  • Edwin Hill
    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!
  • Robin
    All good writers have themes they like to re-explore and think through in many of their books. In Kingdom of the Blind Louise Penny returns to a theme that has long been of interest to her, that of the unreliability of mere appearances. The pleasant facade masking rot within. As she focuses thematically on the yin and yang of her characters and thoughts – at one point, Gamache thinks to himself “that conversation had gone both well and badly....
  • Hella
    Ik ben een hele slechte detective-lezer. Tijdens het lezen kan ik de plot al niet volgen, laat staan dat ik hem zou kunnen navertellen. Het gaat mij dan ook helemaal niet om de plot. Het gaat mij om de sfeer, om de personages, om de thema's op leven en dood. De serie van Louise Penny over Armand Gamache voldoet daar helemaal aan. Vanaf het eerste boek volgen we Gamache, en zijn opklimming tot hoofdcommissaris. We volgen ook verschillende van zijn...
  • Kate Downey
    4.5 rounded up to 5 (How I wish we could have -and-a-half-star ratings!)This was my first Armand Gamache although I had heard many good things of Louise Penny's detective series but crime just is not my 'thing'. This was fine entertainment. I might easily become an addict. It is a sign of great writing that you can dip in to the fourteenth in a series and not lose the plot. Gamache is an endearing sort of detective on many levels: kind to people,...
  • Gina
    As always, Penny's plotting is tight and even minor characters have breath and life. There is blindness, both physical and emotional, but not as much as the title implies. Gamache is normally clear-eyed; he has had to be in this long game he has been playing.This makes the secrets (blind spots) the principal characters create and keep from each other feel forced. Gamache has made, and continues to make, decisions for what he considers the greater...
  • Lynne
  • Judy
    Received my advance copy yesterday. Penny's characters continue to draw me in and her ability to make me feel deeply is unparalleled (6 stars). I had some issues with the plot this time (4 stars), but still stayed up all night reading (5 star average).
  • Ilyssa Wesche
    SO GOOD. Some tears. Maybe the best one yet.
  • Lou
    reading an advance copy of this book. Thanks. Find yourself on a bitter winter day in Three Pines. All your favorite people. I cannot think of a better way to spend a weekend than with this book. Coming out just after Thanksgiving. Get this book, a cuppa tea and a warm blanket and spend some time in three pines. All the books in this series are really great. This one is no exception. Starts you out on a cold winter day and keeps you on your toes ...
  • Nancy
    As with all of Louise Penny's work this is a mystery within a mystery within a mystery. Quite a lot to follow, but it makes for quite the page turner. As always lots of heart, sometimes joyful sometimes breaking.
  • Linda
    Another great one! Add it to your to-read list.
  • Elizabeth B
    Another great Louise Penny book. I love Armand Gamache and Three Pines!! #14 did not disappoint!
  • Carolyn Fagan
    As with most Louise Penny books, Glass Houses ended with many unanswered questions. Kingdom of the Blind answers some of them, while at the same time introducing us to a whole new mystery with some parallels. Penny continues to develop her main characters, never letting them become stagnant, as in real live, things happen, people change, life choices are made. And again at the end we are left wanting to know what will happen next in the life of t...
  • Mary
    Holy cow, Louise Penny! I don't know how you can keep this "each Chief Inspector Armand Gamache book is better than the last" trend. Your mysteries are becoming more intriguing, your characters are deepening and evolving, your writing is absolutely elegant. That's the only way I can describe it. I love the incorporation of art and poetry, history and FOOD, in such a way that I feel like a smarter, more well rounded person for having read your wri...
  • Kim McGee
    Chief Inspector Armand Gamache has just been suspended with nothing to do when out of the blue he is summoned to a broken down farmhouse along with a psychiatrist friend and a young builder and told that they have been named liquidators of a will for a woman none of them have ever met. Even though the three of them can find no connection to the woman who called herself the Baroness, they can't resist the mystery. Winter in Quebec is anything but ...
  • Audrey
    This is one of the best Three Pines books in recent years. While I always love the story telling and plotting, a few of more recent books bordered on repetitiveness in the actual writing. It was noticeable and a tad irritating to read. But, the character and settings always draw me back.Here, the book release was a couple of months later then usual and that patience paid off. This is such an intriguing mystery with Armand and Myrna assigned with ...
  • Ann
    Four and a half stars. The latest in the series to be released in November. Armand Gamache is still on suspension from the Surete de Quebec when he receives a letter naming him as one of the executors of a will of a woman he has never met. The other two executors are Myrna Landers the bookshop owner in Three Pines and a young builder. The will includes bequests for things the woman didn't have and when a body is found in her now-abandoned house, ...
  • Joeyr
    I got an advanced readers copy of Louise Penny newest mystery from Minotaur Books. Kingdom of the Blind.Her pace, characters, location are done with such an amazing ease. Here I am in nearly 90 degrees central California nearly frostbit with reading about Quebec in winter. Experiencing a blizzard because she writes it so well. No, I didn't get the whodunnit for the longest time, though I had my gut going with one of the characters. (Not the event...
  • Chris Markley
    The latest chapter in the Inspector Gamache series does not disappoint. Armand andJean-Guy are dealing with the aftermath from the last time we saw them, the drugs are unaccounted for and their future with the Surete is in jeopardy. A blizzard, an unexpected request to be liquidator of an estate of a woman he never met, a collapsing house, and a decades old mystery surrounding the will and the story is set. Reading it is part a visit to catch up ...