Found these for a $1 each at our library’s used book section. Book 1 was a fast paced, entertaining read and the ending caught me by surprise which is usually a good measure for a mystery novel. I feel like a good detective novel is like a puzzle that needs to be solved. It provides good stimulation to my brain while also relaxes it at the same time by allowing it to catch a break from the regular thinking patterns. So excited to have discovered Inspector Gamache and this book series!