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Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel (CD-Audio)

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It’s six months after the events Glass Houses and Armand Gamache has been suspended from the Surete’ du Quebec. Although he put a major drug dealer behind bars, his actions allowed a portion of the deadly drug to get through as well as getting one of his best officers almost killed.

Amidst an investigation that will almost surely see an end to his career, he receives a letter that informs him that he’s an executor to a will for a woman that he’s never met. When a body is found in the ruins of an old home, a simple last testament becomes a mystery that goes back over 100 years.

Gamache is in a race to find the cache of drugs before they hit the streets and kill thousands while trying to piece together the tangled motives of an apparently penniless widow who left millions to her children.

Penny has the Agatha Christie gift of creating a village of wonderfully eccentric characters while providing the visceral excitement of a Cara Black thriller. Kingdom of the Blind, along with a warm blanket and a cup of Irish Breakfast tea is the perfect answer to these long winter nights.

— James Jensen

December 2018 Indie Next List

“Inspector Gamache has puzzled his way through 13 of Louise Penny’s mysteries, and his 14th is an exceptional read. Penny brings us a mystery that will delight old-school mystery lovers (a storm, the reading of a will) as well as those who enjoy a fast-paced thriller (Gamache’s plans involving the opioids he lost). The pacing is swift and the cast of characters from Three Pines is as charming and wonderful as always. The Kingdom of the Blind is easily one of the best of the series. Thank you, Louise Penny, for reminding us that kindness does exist in this mostly cruel world and that when utilized correctly, it can be inspiring and life-changing.”
— William Carl, Wellesley Books, Wellesley, MA


**Winner of the 2020 Audie Award for Best Male Narrator**

"[Narrator Robert Bathurst] engages us completely...If you haven't listened to this series, start at once. You'll love your stay in Three Pines." — AudioFile Magazine on A Great Reckoning

Kingdom of the Blind, the new Chief Inspector Gamache audiobook 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.

About the Author

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (seven times), and was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250308122
ISBN-10: 1250308127
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: November 27th, 2018
Language: English
Series: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel