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 Sret du Qubec discovers that a complete stranger has named him as an executor of her will.Armand never knew the...
|Title||:||Kingdom of the Blind|
|Number of Pages||:||400 pages|
Kingdom of the Blind Reviews
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.
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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 Pines, with all of its eccentric inhabitants. Spend ...more
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 on to find out if I’m right. But of course, it is never t ...more
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!
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 down. That is no longer a strong point for the serie ...more
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 pressing issues, with depth, compassion and humour. This ti ...more
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 dangerous missing drugs over which Gamache was suspe ...more
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 all, of the reasons I love my visits to the fictional v ...more