Today’s guest is Robert Bathurst, actor and audiobook narrator of All the Devils Are Here: A Novel: Chief Inspector Gamache Novel, Book 16.
In All the Devils Are Here, the 16th novel by number one best-selling 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.
A Macmillan Audio production from Minotaur Books
Robert Bathurst’s extensive work on television includes series of Cold Feet, Downton Abbey and Toast of London; on stage in London he has been in classics by Chekhov, Ibsen, Shakespeare, Wilde, Shaw, Coward and Aphra Behn, plus modern plays by authors such as Michael Frayn, Joe Penhall and Claire Luckham. Robert played the title role in King Charles III by Mike Bartlett for the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. His latest theatre production is Love, Loss & Chianti, a two-hander with cartoon animation championing the poet Christopher Reid.