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Macmillan

Chief Inspector Gamache Novel 14
Kingdom of the Blind
A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
By (author): Louise Penny
9781250066206 Hardcover, Dust jacket English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Traditional Nov 27, 2018 Print Run: 600000
$35.99 CAD
Forthcoming 6.12 x 9.25 x 0 in 400 pages Includes 4-color printed endpapers Minotaur Minotaur Books

The new Chief Inspector Gamache novel from the #1New 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.

LOUISE PENNY is the author of the #1New York TimesandGlobe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels (Still Life, A Fatal Grace,andThe Cruelest Month). She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (six 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.

- #1 NYT and Globe and Mail bestselling Canadian author
- 600k print run
- Glass Houses sold over 33k copies in HC in Canada
- Publishers Weekly review
- Kirkus review
- launch at Brome Lake on November 24
- author event at Bookmark in Halifax on December 10
- featured in CBC Fall Preview: "24 works of Canadian fiction to watch for this fall"
- a November Loan Stars pick
- a Raincoast Superlead


“Penny reveals a deeper vulnerability in the introspective Gamache; is it possible he's not quite sure of himself anymore? A theme of desperation plays out in both story arcs, as characters from all walks of life move between hope and despair and traverse the fine line that separates them. The ending is adrenaline-filled....This starts as a small-town mystery and becomes something grander and more frightening.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Glass Houses Louise Penny 9781250066299 $23.99 CAD May 01, 2018

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