Book Review: Louise Penny’s Kingdom of the Blind – KD Did It EditsPosted March 4, by kddidit in Book Reviews. I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. It starts out with one mystery and opens a flood more that reaches back into history. Who cares about doing right? At times I lean one way and then the other. Penny really kept me off-kilter.
Armand never knew the elderly woman, and the bequests are so wildly unlikely that he suspects the woman must have been delusional - until a body is found, and the terms of the bizarre will suddenly seem far more menacing. But it isn't the only menace Gamache is facing. The investigation into the events that led to his suspension has dragged on, and Armand is taking increasingly desperate measures to rectify previous actions. As he does, Armand Gamache begins to see his own blind spots - and the terrible things hiding there. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Thank you! As the first snowflakes of a major storm start to fall, Chief Superintendent Gamache is standing in front of a crooked house in the middle of the woods, unsure of whom he will find inside. Curiosity is what brings him here after receiving a vague invitation in the mail. But is there danger waiting beyond the door? It's what Gamache has been trained to anticipate. He and two others who arrive at the house learn that they've been named executors of a will belonging to a woman they never knew in life.
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Email address:. Louise Penny. Minotaur Books. What The Reviewers Say. Kingdom of the Blind is yet another outstanding Gamache adventure.
Rate this book. 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 temperature drops to a chilling minus 35 degrees, snow blankets the village green and neighbors trudge through the towering drifts to warm themselves by the fireside at the local inn. But there is no shortage of appealing characters in this series, from Ruth Zardo, an aged and delightfully rude poet and her equally foulmouthed pet duck, to Bertha, the cleaning woman, who may very well be the titled baroness she calls herself. Typical of this author, the core mystery is a delicate matter and rather sad, something that draws the villagers closer together instead of tearing them apart. When Penny wants to darken the story, she shifts the action from the pristine village of Three Pines to inner-city Montreal, where the streets are vile. Never clean. Clogged with excrement, puke. Should the girl have been admitted in the first place?