All the Devils Are Here

All the Devils Are Here

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"The 16th novel ... 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"--
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, ©2020.
ISBN: 9781250145239
Characteristics: 439 pages ;,25 cm.


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Nov 28, 2020

Not quite as enjoyable as the previous Gamache books. Maybe too many characters to keep track of? I found it took me much longer to read than usual, but that may be because I am now in my 80s. I was pleased that it ended in three Pines.

Nov 22, 2020

Good plot. I did suspect a couple of red herrings that were thrown in. A somewhat ‘Hollywood’ ending. I’ve been in Paris a few times so enjoyed reading about the familiar places, including the Rodin garden. Looking forward to be back Quebec’s eastern townships.

Nov 19, 2020

Found in the AARP magazine

Nov 14, 2020

I always have the same comments for Louise Penny's books. This time: here it is all over again, in Paris. Marvelous characters, new mystery. You will not go wrong with any of the Armand Gamache series.

Hillsboro_JeanineM Nov 12, 2020

Another great Gamache mystery! Penny does not disappoint. This one is set in the Marais neighborhood of Paris which I love.

Nov 08, 2020

Louise Penny does it again. It may be set in Paris but all the characters are so human and flawed and kind and brave. I love them. How does she come up with a suspenseful plot each time, each story fresh? I couldn't put the book down. Louise has raised my reading standards that books by other authors aren't good enough.

Oct 25, 2020

This was my favorite Louise Penny book. I have enjoyed every one of her books. I was afraid I would miss the Three Pines characters since it took place in Paris. I was wrong. Getting to know the Gamache family was so satisfying. The dynamics and past family issues were intriguing. The mystery gave me whiplash going back and forth as to who were the bad guys. To me that's a sign of a good mystery. One last comment. The very last pages gave me huge laughs and ended with tears in my eyes.

Oct 16, 2020

I liked the plot of this story set in Paris more than the ones set in Quebec, especially since the poet, Ruth and her duck, whom I find annoying, were almost absent from the text. Armand's whole family gets involved in this story from his son and daughter, Annie and her police hubby, Daniel and his family, to his stepfather Stephen whose discovery is the crux of this plot which concerns the power of corporations. Interestingly, on a search of this title in the library's database, another book with the same title showed up in the results, but this one was about the financial crash of 2008 involving financial moguls in New York and their government bail-out. Penny's police procedural book is a page turner becoming more so as the plot crashes to the concluding chapter. The author continues her themes of love and safety found in family members in this book along with corruption in high places. Looks like the bunch will be together in Three Pines and Montreal for the next book on similar themes.

Oct 14, 2020

With the birth of their daughter Annie’s baby due soon the Gamache’s head to Paris for a family reunion with both their children, their families and Armand’s godfather Stephen Horowitz. After dining one evening Stephen departs on his own and while crossing the street gets run down by a van, seemingly intentionally.

Loved the setting and the history in this installment, which told me more of Armand’s backstory than I knew or remembered! This was a story of family relationships, very different from some in the series although still a puzzling whodunit. Since I’m not a huge fan of the Three Pines neighbors I’d count this a particular Penny favorite.

Oct 12, 2020

It is almost bittersweet to start a new Louise Penny novel. After waiting for a year to discover what is happening next to the characters you have become so involved with you know that in about eight hours of reading you will be back to having to patiently waiting again.
Louise Penny is an amazing author and her characters have become like old friends. This book did not disappoint, it was excellent.

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Nov 14, 2020

Please remove this from my list of requested books since I've already read it.

Nov 14, 2020

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