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Kingdom of the Blind

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The entrancing crime thriller featuring Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, from number one New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny

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'A wonderful addition to a fantastic series' ELLY GRIFFITHS
'This gloriously shocking book grips from the very first page' DENISE MINA

When Armand Gamache receives a letter inviting him to an abandoned farmhouse outside of Three Pines, the former head of the Surete du Quebec discovers that a complete stranger has named him as an executor of her will. The bequests are so wildly unlikely that he suspects the woman must have been delusional - until a body is found.

But it isn't the only menace Gamache is facing. The investigation into the events that led to his suspension delves deeper, and he takes increasingly desperate measures to rectify previous actions. As he does, Gamache begins to see his own blind spots - and the terrible things hiding there . . .

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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

'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' Denise Mina

'Supremely satisfying' Observer

'Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium' The New York Times

'The series is deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous' Washington Post

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This edition contains bonus extra content from Louise Penny, including a map of Three Pines
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Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 158 x 238 x 38mm | 670g
  • Sphere
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0751566616
  • 9780751566611
  • 73,737

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Great characters and a highly original plot make this a fine read * Sunday Sport * 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 * Kirkus * A captivating, wintry whodunnit * People Magazine * The premise is an intriguing one . . . I loved the setting. A welcome return to Three Pines and its inhabitants. * Scotland on Sunday * A gritty and interesting crime novel * Literary Review * Outstanding . . . a constantly surprising series that deepens and darkens as it evolves * New York 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 * Atmospheric * Sunday Times * 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 * 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 * 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. * Observer *
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About Louise Penny

Louise Penny is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of the Inspector Gamache series, including Still Life, which won the CWA John Creasey Dagger in 2006. Recipient of virtually every existing award for crime fiction, Louise was also granted The Order of Canada in 2014 and received an honorary doctorate of literature from Carleton University and the Ordre Nationale du Quebec in 2017. She lives in a small village south of Montreal.
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