I love Inspecter Gamache, and I love Three Pines. This is the world I would step into if I were given the choice. These deeply flawed, but kind, loving, and often annoying people of the village and of the Súerté are brilliantly crafted characters. Their flaws are outweighed their virtues, morality, and strength. Each character offers the reader an opportunity to inspect her own choices in her own life. They also offer the reader a way to envision forgiving herself and of forgiving others.
These moral/spiritual/societal critique novels offer high quality--and I suspect timeless,--literary merit along with the thrill of a psychological thriller and a police procedural.
Start from the beginning, and you may find this series a life changing adventure.