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All the Devils Are Here, 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.
"Penny's books are always a cause for celebration, and this one is superb in every regard." Booklist (Top Review)
"Exceptional...Penny's nuanced exploration of the human spirit continues to distinguish this brilliant series." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"If you're new to Penny's world, this would be a great place to jump in. Then go back and start the series from the beginning." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
The strengths of this latest procedural from the inimitable Penny will attract her longtime fans and also draw in new admirers. A deft touch with plotting, sensitive characterization, and the author's warmth and humanity make this a must-have mystery, especially for collections owning the rest of series." Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Penny excels at capturing the inner life, whether it's a criminal's or a resentful child's. Series novices and die-hard fans alike will be left breathless — and moved." People Magazine (Book of the Week)
"Armand Gamache seems as much a spiritual warrior as a homicide detective....What stays with the reader are the tender passages, the human insights, the reminders of what makes life worth living." Wall Street Journal
About the Author
Louise Penny is the author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (seven 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.