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Louise Penny's much loved hero confronts a dark plot lurking beneath the elegant facades of Paris - lose yourself in the breathtaking new crime thriller by the number one best-selling author.

On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather for a family dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. But the evening ends in horror when Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Armand is convinced is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on an elderly man's life.  

When a strange key is found in Stephen's possession it sends Armand on a desperate search for the truth that will take him from the top of the Tour Eiffel to the bowels of the Paris Archives.

And as Armand begins to uncover the secrets his godfather has kept hidden for decades, he finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy everything - and everyone - he holds dear. 

For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide....

©2020 Louise Penny (P)2020 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes." (The Times

"Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times." (Denise Mina) 

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Brilliant as usual

I think this might just be my new favourite Gamache book. Once again Louise Penny has written a compelling murder mystery with great sensitivity and vivid descriptions. That ‘All the Devils are Here’ is set in my favourite part of Paris was an additional treat.

It is unfortunate that the audio file wasn’t edited! There are many repeated sections that were obviously supposed to be edited out. It’s a little off putting, and I had to knock a star off my Performance rating as a result.

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Would rather read than listen!

I have read all the books in the series in order on Kindle I should have stayed with that. After reading the series I had images of the characters in my mind's eye. The reading was irritating. I nearly gave up and bought the Kindle version. It would have lowered my blood pressure! Apart from the corny faux Quebecois and French accents, there were a few obvious mis-read words. I made me wonder if there is any proper editing post-narration. The story was interesting with the introduction of new characters and location.

if you have read any of the series, I highly recommend you stay away from the Audible version.

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Armand is home!

So wonderful to have Adam Sims back narrating!! The last few books haven’t felt right to me without him so it’s like Armand and all of the characters have come home

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All the Devils are Here

Absolutely brilliant, the best yet. Story line , with some humor, enjoyed every minute and I look forward to her next one.

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So Welcome!

I was so thrilled to see another Gamache volume appear in early September, and surprised but only slightly concerned at some of the less enthusiastic early reviews. Personally, and much as I absolutely adore his spending so much time based in his beloved Three Pines, I feel it works very well to every so often set his adventures in logically alternative locations that have been factored in as an extended part of his life in past volumes. I didn't find it protracted or boring, perhaps partly because I adore Paris, and every reference to places I have known personally delights me, and this even extends to St Paul de Vence, in Provence, where I have been on more than one occasion (a truly delightful hilltop village where I would certainly be thrilled to live, myself!) . To me, the reader is invited to share the warmth and interaction of the Gamache family unit as though one was in fact one of the family, which is perhaps part of the particular appeal I have never encountered in any of the other crime thrillers I have read over the years, regardless of how impressive I thought they were overall. Not for the first time, I found myself choking up towards the end as certain events unfolded, and this means I was totally 'in the moment' - casting aside the inevitable reminders to self that - hey, this is just a story - remember!? Loved it, as always!

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Oh dear what a lot of dribble

Like the narrator he is terrific but the story .....oh hell it goes on and on it’s a terrible story I’m afraid. So unimaginative won’t read any more of her books.

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  • S.J
  • 29-09-2020

Brilliant, moving, can’t wait to read it again!

The best in a superb series! Exciting moving complex and set in Paris. I laughed out loud, was challenged by the mystery, felt deeply moved by the relationships and was wowed by Louise Penny’s mastery of the genre. I listened to the story (wonderful) but am about to go and buy a hard copy too to savor it from another perspective! I can’t recommend this highly enough. Prepare to be sleep deprived.

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  • Earnest
  • 28-09-2020

Deliciously rewarding and engrossing.

Perhaps the best so far in the series?
I even ‘forgave’ the fact that most of the action takes place in Paris, not 3 Pines. Sensational storytelling and intricate plot making without too much horror. Have come to depend on the extended Gamache and Friends Family to reassure that all might still be well.

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  • teresa
  • 06-09-2020

emotional

louise is back to her best in this book. the emotions are so raw. I want to join this close knit family to share the love, bond, hope and acts of forgiveness that only Louise's writing can convey without being sickly sweet and overly done. outstanding 5*'s

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  • Elizabeth
  • 06-11-2020

Contrived gooey sentimentalism

This book’s plot is absurd - the Gamache family madly dashing around Paris - outsmarting French movers and shakers with a plot that will make your head hurt. The ending is contrived, the characters cartoonish and the sentiment as cloying as a kilo of pralines. Ridiculous, tedious and self-satisfied. Life’s too short to bother.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-12-2020

Absolutely ridiculous plot

This was a huge disappointment because I was waiting for many months for this book to come out. I read the previous Gamash stories, some were better, some less so but overall quite enjoyable.
However this one is just absurd as much as some characters.
And the amount of time Gamache says ‘I love you’ to his son, his wife, other people is just so repetitive that it will bore you to death.
I won’t read anymore from this author, she should focus rather on storytelling not crime idealising Gamache unless well researched and informed.
Less is more was never more appropriate than in this book series.
The only positive about this story was narration. Very well done to Adam Sims, good you are back, I missed your performance and pronunciation.

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  • Jinglekitties
  • 28-11-2020

Reading rather than listening recommended

This plot goes global, and is so full of twists and double crosses with switching back and forth of scenes, all at lightning speed, that my husband and I both found it difficult to follow at times. Denouement not entirely credible. Stephen's character has silently shed the 2 children he had in a previous book. Sadly not one of Penny's best.

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  • Monika
  • 31-05-2021

A masterpiece

Love all Gamache books and this is not different. If even possible ...more engaging and complicated. Thanks to Louise Penny and hoping for more.

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  • lee kerby
  • 17-05-2021

Brilliant as always

Loved every book, this one no exception.
Adam Simms narration is as good as always.
If you enjoy this read the rest, they are great.

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  • susanne H
  • 16-05-2021

Needs properly editing

This was a very good but not excellent story. I can only say not up to usual standard because bar one other book the whole series has been excellent. It progressed the family background theme well but I missed three pines as all the action takes place in Paris.
On half a dozen occasions passages were repeated that should have been edited out , I don't recall this happening once in all the other books

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  • Sam
  • 07-04-2021

Another great Gamache story

Superb book, love the whole series and this was my first time listening rather than reading, highly recommend

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  • Clare Donnelly
  • 28-03-2021

excellent narration.

Having read all of the Inspector Gamache novels this was one of the best so far. It actually benefits by being set in Paris, instead of the usual Three Pines setting.

Whats makes this Audible production so enjoyable is the narrator. His ability, to give each character their own voice is remarkable. I loved it.

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  • RJReynolds
  • 22-01-2021

I have listened to all 16 books and they are my favourite collection. All are excellent, I have enjoyed following the character

lives as much as the fascinating and so deeply researched situations they find themselves in. This last book was brilliant, brilliant and brilliant, Thank you Louise Penny and Adam Sims for his bringing the to life in his narration.

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  • Asisat L
  • 08-12-2020

It's same old same old, everyone against Gamache

Really another stirring plot involving another high ranking police figure, also a close friend who has it in to betray Gamache (#snore !!!!!).
Gosh how paranoid must Armand be by now??? The writer is so in love with his character its sycophantic, ever since Armand went back to the Sûreté in a demoted position, this series was long over. Her (Louise Penny) obsession with her idol, Gamache has long outweighed her incredible story-telling and crashed these books through a glacier into a lighthouse, before smashing them onto craggy rocks.
I have listened/read them all apart from the 2 really weird and odd "mystical" ones.
Is she an incredible Writer & Storyteller 10000% Yes, it's just a shame what she writes about now, is just so contrived, now so preachy on a level that is not even well informed and so boringly & obsessively mundane Armand worship, that I find myself rolling my eyes at least every 5 sentences.

This will probably have to be my last book of hers, so pleasant former memories don't turn into disdain!

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