All the Devils Are Here

All the Devils Are Here

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"The 16th novel by #1 bestselling author Louise Penny finds Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Sûreté du Quebec investigating a sinister plot in the City of Light On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather as a family for a bistro dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Gamache knows is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man's life. When a strange key is found in Stephen's possession it sends Armand, his wife Reine-Marie, and his former second-in-command at the Sûreté, Jean-Guy Beauvoir, from the top of the Tour d'Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives, from luxury hotels to odd, coded, works of art. It sends them deep into the secrets Armand's godfather has kept for decades. A gruesome discovery in Stephen's Paris apartment makes it clear the secrets are more rancid, the danger far greater and more imminent, than they realized. Soon the whole family is caught up in a web of lies and deceit. In order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his own past. His own family. For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781432881153
Characteristics: 667 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
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Sep 25, 2020

what a satisfying synchronicity. the title of a recently finished book is the first sentence of this one: hell is empty.
paris, the city of lights. a convoluted plot worthy of the da vinci code. nefarious villains. answers to unasked questions = another louise penny that was devoured when it should have been savored.

Sep 21, 2020

Louise Penny is my new favorite author! I couldn't put this book down. It's so well written and plotted, and it conveys such a wonderful depth of humanity. As a new LP reader, I'm looking forward to reading all of the previous Armand Gamache novels and re-reading this one at the end. What a treasure!

Sep 18, 2020

I have be been anticipating this book for months. And it did not disappoint. This may be one of my favorite of Penny's books. I think the idea of setting this book outside of Three Pines and Quebec was inspirational. She research took us to hidden part of Paris and to hidden parts of the lives of the Gamache family.

I am in awe of her ability to come up with extremely complicated plots. And the evil that exists to have the plots executed. The setting of Paris freed Armand and his family from the drama of Three Pines and I really enjoy the family story. The ending warmed my heart.

I am thankful that she continued to write after the death of her beloved Michael. There are two things that this author has done that I greatly respect. First, she has not drawn a map of Three Pines. She believes the map should be in the mind of each reader. She also has not sold the rights for the series to become a TV series.

Sep 14, 2020

I always wait with great impatience for the next Louise Penny Three Pines mystery. This one is particularly great because it reunites the entire Gamache family - his wife, Reine-Marie, daughter Annie who is about to give birth, her husband ( Armand's former partner at the Sûreté du Québec ) Jean-Guy Beauvoir , and Daniel the estranged son. The mystery is a great page-turner as always, but the only better setting in the world for this series than the village of Three Pines is Paris. I loved knowing where they were when they walked the city and what they could see.... The ending is so great that I actually cried from both sorrow and joy. Loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cannot recommend this series more highly - just start with the beginning. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Sep 14, 2020

My favorite author and fabulous mystery writer, Louise Penny, plots out another great tale. Instead of Three Pines, we find our cast of characters in Paris, The City of Light. Jean-Guy and Annie await the birth of a daughter, their second child. Armand and Reine-Marie have come to celebrate this happy event and to see Daniel and his family. Walking home from a family celebration, Stephen Horowitz steps off the sidewalk and a car runs him down. A race to save and protect Stephen and the world plunges Armand into the depths of chaos and despair. Louise Penny employs Shakespeare with the book title and many memorable quotations and allusions throughout the book. The novel explores relationships among family and friends and the sense of loyalty and love and our ability to face despair and happiness. Thank you, Louise Penny, for supplying me with hours of reading pleasure.

Sep 13, 2020

Could this be the best Inspector Gamache book yet? I think so!

Sep 11, 2020

I bought this book because I could not wait for the library to get it. I LOVED this book! It is so good that I immediately read it a second time, so I could spot what I missed the first time through, and so I could stay in this world a while longer. I did notice additional details, and I loved it even more the second time!

It may be the best book in the series so far, though I also loved How the Light Gets In.

Nearly this entire book takes place in Paris (before the pandemic), so that is a delight, though it means we hardly see our old friends who live in Three Pines. There is a fascinating and intricate plot (as usual). But my favorite thing about this book is the in depth look at the Gamache family members and their relationships. What I love most about Louise Penny’s books is the people, the characters. We get to know the Gamache family better in this book: his wife Reine-Marie, who is a gifted archivist and librarian; his son Daniel and his family, who have lived in Paris for years; his daughter Annie and her family (Annie is very pregnant with her second child throughout this book); and of course his godfather, who is in his 90s now.

I always recommend that a series be read in order for maximum enjoyment. While I still believe that is best, I also think this book could be read with enormous enjoyment by a reader who had not read any of the previous books. (If you have not already read the previous books, you might think it is be too hard to read the previous 15 books before you get to read this one.)

If you love Paris, you will love this book. If you love books that incorporate references to art, music, poetry and literature, you will love this book (and this series). If you love books with characters who keep you emotionally engaged for the entire book, you will love this book. If you love books with complicated plots, you will love this book. If you love seeing good triumph over evil, you will love this book.

I am not saying this book is all sweetness and light; it is not. But it is deeply satisfying on so many levels.

I give this book 5 stars, and really, I could give it 6 stars (still on a scale of 1 to 5).

Not every Louise Penny book is a home run, but this one is a grand slam.

I can not recommend this book and this series highly enough! Please read them!

Sep 10, 2020

Agree with most comments here. This is Penny at her very best. I listened to the whole book and it is a very good narration and gripping story line.

Sep 08, 2020

This is the 16th installment of Chief Inspector Armand and usually after a long series the stories are usually watered down and boring.....not the case with "All the devils are here". Another great novel by Louise Penny. Based in Paris and though Three Pines does not have a role in this, it is still filled with warmth and excitement. Highly recommend.

Sep 08, 2020

This installment finds the entire Gamache family in Paris awaiting the birth of Annie and Jean-Guy's daughter and the change in scenery brings a freshness to the series. Louise Penny's acknowledgement statement explains why Paris is so meaningful for her and her sentiments carry through into the book. This particular mystery is challenging, there are many twists, but one of the aspects I enjoyed the most was the use of Madame Gamache's intelligence and expertise. She has always seemed like an underdeveloped character to me. Not in this caper! The adventure felt like some kind of come-back for Ms. Penny and was welcomed by me. However the ending felt much like the end of a series. I certainly hope not.

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