THREE PINES is a gift to all those who love the Louise Penny mystery books. The stories take place in Quebec and the surrounding area. The first season solved three murders and part of the larger case concerning missing Indigenous women. 

THREE PINES is a fictitious village where lots of people die. The villagers are set in their ways and very “cultish.”  The show has a slow rhythmic pacing. There are usually no outbursts of anger. Instead, it is a drama of intellectual wits to see how “fast” a crime can be solved. No one rushes Inspector Gamache, portrayed by Alfred Molina. He is always in control with tortoise-like action. He is quirky, strong, and caring and solves every case one way or another, all in due time. 

I enjoyed the writing of each distinctive character. The ensemble was a flawed group that worked tenaciously together. The “visions” and Native American stories were an added plus to all the details. The series was interesting and ended on a major cliffhanger. I Iearned, without a doubt, “everyone is capable of murder.” 

THREE PINES is not for everyone. It is a series that features a beloved character held in high regard in this genre. I am included within this select group.

It is streaming on AMAZON PRIME. 

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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