Kingdom of the Blind - Louise Penny

Kingdom of the Blind

By Louise Penny

  • Release Date: 2018-11-27
  • Genre: British Detectives
Score: 4.5
From 1,600 Ratings


A December 2018 Indie Next Pick
One of Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2018 Picks

BookPage Best of the Year 2018
A LibraryReads Pick for November 2018
A LibraryReads Hall of Fame Winner

Washington Post's 10 Books to Read This November

One of PopSugar’s Best Fall Books to Curl Up With

“A captivating, wintry whodunit.” —PEOPLE

"A constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves." —Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

Kingdom of the Blind, 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 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.


  • A wonderful series

    By ss4mat
    I love the characters in her books and the town. I also like the way two plots are going along at the same time .
  • My opinion as a devoted fan.

    By Lady Sparhawk
    I gobbled up the book. I like it, of course, like a familiar. It’s not the best one, but it is a visit with people I like.
  • Thank you

    By Bob3161944
    Louise, we’re so deeply sorry for your loss but so thankful you’ve shared Armand Gamache and Three Pines with us all these years. Kingdom of the Blind was a wonderful multi story story, as usual, and Three Pines, again, gave us a magical place to dream of visiting or living. While we hope there will be another Gamache story we end by saying “thank you Louise”.
  • Mastery

    By SDWill
    Kingdom of the Blind is yet another precious gift from Louise Penny to her legion of readers. Her skill and mastery of the genre have never been more evident than here.
  • Two words: Armand. Reine-Marie.

    By 3PinesLvr
    And two more: ‘thank you’ to Louise Penny for writing this wonderful series.
  • Kingdom of the Blind

    By Discriminating Reader
    Too long. Too wordy. Couldn’t’t finish it.
  • Kingdom of the Blind

    By OrchardMom
    Another comforting story by a wonderful storyteller. Yes, it involves murder and deceit. It also involves family and cozy evenings by a roaring fire. Indeed a wonderful read! Thank you Louise Penny for another story that shares all the characters of Three Pines with the literary world.
  • Kingdom of the blind, Louise Penny

    By Suarepeg
    I was never able to download this pre-ordered book on my iPhone X. Hours of tech support eliminated all the possible hardware & software issues with my device. I was able to download another title. The Apple Store support person concluded there is a problem with this particular title & refunded by purchase price. It’s a development issue, she told me.