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Kingdom of the Blind by Louise Penny

Kingdom of the Blind

by Louise Penny

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Series: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache (14)

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Gamache, Myra and unknown Benedict have been named as "liquidators" in a stranger's will. Meanwhile, Gamache's latest protege has been kicked out of the academy in disgrace and is back on the streets of Montreal searching for the latest lethal drug. ( )
  sleahey | Apr 15, 2019 |
The Gamache series is always a good read and this was no exception. Yes, it continues with some major personal challenges for the Chief Superintendent but just when you think it is getting too dark, there is a twist to let you breath. I always fear one of the main characters will die in the next book and am always relieved when that doesn't happen. No one brings characters to life like Louise Penny. I just wish she could write a bit faster! ( )
  TGPistole | Mar 30, 2019 |
is is the 14th title in the Armand Gamache series and is one of the best. Although Gamache is still on suspension as the highest ranking law enforcement officer in Quebec, he becomes involved by accident in an affair that will lead to murder and the discovery of massive theft.

Although this has been one of my favorite series since the first book came out, I was growing a bit weary with the formula Penny generally follows: Gamache in big trouble with his superiors, Gamache in a firefight and Gamache found to be right all along. Although [Kingdom of the Blind] followed that same pattern, there were a few changes near the end that points to change with some of the characters. If so, it's going to be fun to see where Penny takes them. ( )
  clue | Mar 1, 2019 |
Her best of so many wonderful books. Hamachi mist find the poops he allowednthri on the last book before they hit the streets! He is also named as a liquidator for a will to a lady he never knew. ( )
  bereanna | Feb 20, 2019 |
Armand Gamache, Chief Superintendent of the Sûreté du Québec, is on suspension after the decision he made to let a huge shipment of a new deadly drug get by in order shut down the drug cartel. Trying to keep himself occupied, Armand is not adverse to accepting the position of "liquidator" for an old cleaning woman from the Three Pines village. What her finds out, however, is that she is a possible heir to a large European estate under dispute.

Juggling the duties of the executor of this possible wealth, and murder that appears connected and still trying to locate the drugs that have him suspended, keeps Armand and the reader busy as well. The two stories are woven together beautiful but the endings seem forced, not unexpected as in previous books in the series, and not unacceptable, just forced.

I certainly hope that Armand will be back with all his strength of spirit in the future. ( )
  cyderry | Feb 18, 2019 |
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Louise Pennyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Argiropoulas, MatieProducersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bathurst, RobertNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coxon, AllyCover imagesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Goody, MargoPackage designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
King, LoreleiDirectorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rotstein, David BaldeosinghCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Hope Dellon, my editor and friend.
Whale oil beef hooked.
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Armand Gamache slowed his car to a crawl, then stopped on the snow-covered secondary road.
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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. Amazon
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Wills, wars, and winter/Drugs, death, destruction, driving/Hearth and home help heal

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