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Book Reviews of All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16)

All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16)
All the Devils Are Here - Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16
Author: Louise Penny
ISBN-13: 9781250145239
ISBN-10: 1250145236
Publication Date: 9/1/2020
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16) on + 1128 more book reviews
I always enjoy time with Gamache and we get lots more time with his family members in this one. It's beautiful writing but I really did miss the characters and setting of Three Pines. Paris may be beautiful, but it's the community spirit of Three Pines that keeps me reading this series.
WhidbeyIslander avatar reviewed All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16) on + 697 more book reviews
This outing emphasizes something I always had a slight issue with: are the characters speaking English or French? In Canada it was sort of logical they were speaking both, and English especially in Three Pines (I assume Ruth speaks English since her poems are in that language â although they aren't that great since they don't rhyme. And her duck uses the English expletive.) But in Paris, they have to be speaking French, yet every so often a word in that language is thrown in (âmerci,â âdesole,â âmerde.â) Which is it? If they are speaking French why use the French words here and there?

Well written for the most part, but it eventually devolves into a tiresome Corporate Conspiracy plot that involves the Gamache's Paris-based banker son â a stretch of the suspend-disbelief requirement. Surely Armand's godfather would have just told him what was going on rather than leave obscure clues for his godson to infer later on to unravel the whole ridiculous plot. And the old man helps Jean-Guy (who has no official police cred any longer yet still becomes involved in solving the crimes) get his job that begins to unravel the dastardly plot. The drawn out ending where people's loyalties and motives keep shifting and the heroes are in mortal danger was tiresome and the whole book was too long and convoluted and missing what the series used to excel in.
MKSbooklady avatar reviewed All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16) on + 961 more book reviews
A little different from the other 'Three Pines' books. this one finds our hero Gamache, in Paris, but still investigating a mystery, with Jean Guy by his side, actually, his whole family is there. Enjoyable as always but I did find some so many characters to be confusing. Still an enjoyable read, and since we're stuck 'at home' for who knows how long , it's good that books are still safe to read.
eadieburke avatar reviewed All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16) on + 1625 more book reviews
16th book of the CI Gamache series. Location is Paris France and daughter Annie and Jean-Guy's second baby is about to arrive. Three Pines is missed but I loved all the backstory information this book provided. We learned more about Daniel and his father's strained relationship. The main story centers around Gamache's godfather, Stephen Horowitz, who helped raise him as a child. It's a real family affair as we find answers to why Stephen was a victim of a hit and run. I loved that Reine-Marie, Gamache's wife, had a hand in helping to solve the mystery.

As always I enjoyed Penny's writing. I received a free audio from MacMillian Publishers and NetGalley for an honest review. I also enjoyed the narrator, Robert Bathurst, very much. He had a soothing voice and did an excellent job narrating the female characters too. In the end, the whole family returns to Three Pines and I now await the next book in order to see how their story continues. In order to get the best enjoyment from this series, it's best to start with book 1, Still Life, but book can be read as a standalone too. Highly recommended.
reviewed All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16) on + 3 more book reviews
I really enjoyed reading this book my first Louise Penny novel. I had not read any of the previous books in this series but found enough information sprinkled throughout the story to get a good idea of some of Inspector Gamache's and his family's history. I liked the pace of the story with enough family drama that appealed to my view of a close knit family with some normal, some unusual ups and downs. The investigative process was interesting and very satisfying. I will be reading more of her books.
reviewed All the Devils Are Here (Chief Inspector Gamache, Bk 16) on + 1216 more book reviews
This book starts out slow; I was tempted to ditch it. But it grows on you & pretty soon you're hooked. And the ending was a surprise, so stick with it.