Discussion on “A Return to Three Pines: All the Devils Are Here

  1. Daisi Finley says:

    This was actually one of my favorites, if one could actually pick. I have just finished rereading all the books just in time for Aug. 24, and I have that book pre ordered.
    Yes, I have visited Paris several times and could picture everything, except going to the top of La Tour Eiffel.

  2. Jo Wade says:

    Loved this book as much as all the others. It was wonderful to see Armand “work’ in a setting where he was not the officer in charge. He continues to ‘teach’ by example and we were given a view into to his life, family and friends not seen before. Where ever he goes his values are very important in his interactions with anyone he meets.

  3. Leah Roche says:

    Though I have always LOVED the setting of Three Pines, “All the Devils” has been my all-time favorite story line. Was it the Paris setting? The exploration of Armand’s relationship with Daniel? The insideous nature of the trusted police force? I can’t pin it down, but it will be hard to “top!”

  4. Ineke says:

    I can’t believe this is going to be the 17th Three Pines book. I started reading way back when Still Life was written up in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Every year waiting for the next one. Excited to start reading and sad when it was finished. Laughing sometimes at, sometimes with the characters. Learning about leadership from Gamache, love from Gabri, patience from Reine Marie, listening from Myrna, courage from Clara and Jean Guy, and from Ruth, how to be obnoxious and impressive at the same time. Still trying to know Olivier better, maybe learning about forgiveness from and through him. Waiting for more! Thank you Louise.

  5. Cedar says:

    Ah, Paris. Spring 1970 with my dearest friend (of blessed memory). We didn’t like the youth hostel. Found an inexpensive hotel. Each day, out to buy tomatoes, cheese, croissants, pastries. Delicious memories. Art, museums, Notre Dame, walking. From Paris, we hitchhiked to Marseille.
    I enjoyed seeing the Gamaches in Paris, imaging all the food and places described. The story was horrifying, as are all murders. But breathing a relieved sigh, the family is together and back in Canada- Hope I didn’t need a “spoiler alert.”

  6. Wendy Barker says:

    My husband and I spent part of our honeymoon in Paris (after visiting England, Ireland and the south of France). Even though it was November it was indeed the City of Love for us. We revelled in the museums and art galleries. We ate well although not lavishly. I still remember how great the Onion Soup from a little bar was.

    I did quite like having the setting away from Canada especially since it meant all the children and grandchildren could be brought into the action.

  7. A. G. Ray says:

    “All the Devils Are Here” was my first and still my favorite Gamache novel. After reading it last fall, I read all of the preceding novels in order. Occasionally it was strange to know what was going to happen later (e.g., Jean Guy and Annie would marry) and wonder how that would be effected. Although I have now come to adore Three Pines and its cast of characters, the Quebec City and Paris sojourns are wonderfully rich. I recently reread ATDAH in preparation for the new release. Yes, I have seen the splendor of Paris, although the Gamaches ate better than I did! I wonder, will Gamache ever revisit Cambridge?

  8. Sharon Bouchard says:

    Yes, I have been to Paris….in May of 1985. It was lovely that time of year…spent several days there and saw as much as possible which was quite a bit. Will never forget being at the top of the Eiffel Tower and also going to the Notre Dame. Great memories and thankful for my photos. I want to go back. :)

  9. Glennys White says:

    On our last visit to Paris we sat in the garden of the Rodin Museum and this book conjured up so many memories. In fact I am now listening to it as an audio book I enjoyed reading it so much. I am English and I’ve never been to Canada – I’d love to go. Thank you Louise for your wonderful writing.

  10. Nancy Costello says:

    This is definitely my favorite. As much because of the location as the amazing story telling of Louise Penny. Her writing and twists and turns of the story line are stellar. Agatha Christie must be joyfully rolling over in her grave. Such an accomplished writer, she would willingly step down and give Penny all the glory.
    I too just finished listening to the audio version and will now got back to the hard cover to make a list of the places in Paris I want to visit just to try and glimpse Armand.

  11. Louise says:

    It was wonderful to be in Paris with Gamache and family… you’ve created another incredible story woven in and out of the sights of Paris… felt like I was “home”: at the Rodin Museum, walking the charming streets, cafe sitting, enamored by everything in that iconic City of Light.
    Thank you again for a marvelous experience!

  12. Rebecca Sipprell says:

    Such a great direction to go with this book! it was fascinating to explore Paris through Gamache’s eyes and explore those places that they know and love. I have never been but hope to visit one day. So looking forward to seeing how the family is doing now back in Three Pines!

  13. Nancy Lindeberg says:

    I do believe it is my favorite Gamache book as well. The relationship between Armand and Daniel was so heart-wrenching, and then the resolution so satisfying. I was quite moved at the end. And the Paris setting was wonderful!! I’ve never been, never felt compelled to go, until now! I want to go! I even had a dream about travelling to Paris. I think that means I must do it! Thank you, Louise Penny, for a lovely, emotional roller-coaster of a reading experience!

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