Louise Penny in conversation with Shelagh Rogers - All the Devils Are Here (Virtual Event)

Saturday, September 5, 2020 - 12:00pm

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Online • Live • 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET

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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, and a gruesome discovery in Stephen’s Paris apartment makes it clear that 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, and in order to find the truth, Gamache will have to decide whether he can trust his friends, his colleagues, his instincts, his past—and even his own family.

For the City of Light casts long shadows, and in that darkness devils hide.

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.

Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast-journalist and the host and a producer of The Next Chapter, the award-winning CBC Radio program devoted to writing in Canada. In 2011, she received an Order of Canada for promoting Canadian culture and for advocacy in mental health, truth and reconciliation, and adult literacy. That same year, she was named an Honorary Witness for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She is the co-editor of Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation and Residential School, Reconciliation and the Way Forward, and Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation, launched in Sioux Lookout this summer. She has received the Achievement in the Aboriginal Community Award by Native Counselling Services of Alberta. She holds honorary doctorates from six universities, and is the inaugural winner of the Margaret Trudeau Award for Mental Health Advocacy. Shelagh is the 11th Chancellor of the University of Victoria. Her greatest honour comes from Richard Wagamese, who called Shelagh his “Chosen Sister.”