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Kingdom of the Blind

Kingdom of the Blind

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 executor of her will. Armand never knew the elderly woman, and the bequests are so wildly unlikely that he suspects she must have been delusional – until a body is found, and the terms of the bizarre document suddenly seem far more menacing.

Armand sets about investigating, but meanwhile he is taking increasingly desperate measures to rectify the recent events that led to his suspension. As he does, he begins to see his own blind spots – and the terrible things hiding there . . .

Praise for the award-winning Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series:

‘One of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction’ The Times

‘Fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings’
Ann Cleeves

Wonderfully satisfying‘ Kate Mosse
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 24th June 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780751566604


A highlight of the year . . . an extraordinary series
Morning Star
This starts as a small-town mystery and becomes something grander and more frightening; Penny has upped her thrills-to-pain au chocolat ratio
No one does atmospheric quite like Louise Penny. Kingdom of the Blind tackles some tough contemporary issues whilst retaining the timeless small-town charm of Three Pines. A wonderful addition to a fantastic series
Elly Griffiths
Sunday Times
Kingdom of the Blind is an ingenious mystery that follows a thoughtful group of beloved characters navigating their way through a fallen world. What more could a mystery reader - or any reader for that matter - want?
Washington Post
A captivating, wintry whodunnit
People Magazine
Penny, as ever, skifully juxtaposes the supreme cosiness of the Quebec village of Three Pines, this time in the grip of a freezing winter, and the horrors of drugs and prostition on the streets of Montreal. Supremely satisfying.
Great characters and a highly original plot make this a fine read
Sunday Sport
A gritty and interesting crime novel
Literary Review
This gloriously shocking book grips from the very first page and spans centuries and continents, worlds and underworlds. Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times
Denise Mina
Outstanding . . . a constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves
New York Times
The premise is an intriguing one . . . I loved the setting. A welcome return to Three Pines and its inhabitants.
Scotland on Sunday