Picture Perfect Quebecois Village Mecca for Murderers
So far, Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surêté du Québec has led seven investigations in Three Pines, the fictional village in Quebec, Canada that is the usual setting for this series of cozies. Three Pines has everything necessary for the well-lived life – natural beauty, great food, caring, if cranky, neighbors, historic homes, a good book store. It is also a magnet for murderers.
Gamache probes for emotional truth as well as for facts. What emerges is a rich world of complex characters: brave, funny, loving and, every so often, lethal.
Each book in this insightful cozy series is wittier, wiser and more wonderful than the last. My prediction? These books will stay in print forever. They're that good. ( And so are the meals dished up in the Three Pines bistro.)
The World's Most Compassionate Cop
Gamache may be the most compassionate investigator plying his trade in the pages of contemporary fiction.
Like most great detectives, he has a philosophy of murder. Gamache believes that murders happen when emotions curdle and turn into poison within the human spirit. So, as he interviews suspects, Gamache probes for emotional truth as well as for facts. What emerges is a rich world of complex characters: brave, funny, loving and, every so often, lethal.
Chief Inspector Gamache may be the last honorable officer in the Surêté du Québec. He refused to turn a blind eye when his colleagues succumbed to corruption: now they will have their revenge. Can this cerebral and civilized cop prevail without losing his integrity – or his life?