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Maigret et le corps sans tête (French Edition)

Maigret et le corps sans tête (French Edition) [Kindle Edition]

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Dans le canal Saint-Martin à Paris, au-dessus de l'écluse des Récollets, des mariniers repêchent le bras d'un homme. La police trouve les autres parties du corps sauf la tête. Maigret, appelé sur les lieux, se rend, pour téléphoner, dans un bistrot du quai de Valmy où la patronne lui répond de façon laconique. Le commissaire y revient le lendemain pour interroger le patron parti depuis quelques jours. Vieillie avant l'âge, s'adonnant à la boisson, indifférente, Aline Callas l'intrigue...
Adapté pour la télévision en 1974, par Marcel Cravenne, avec Jean Richard (Commissaire Maigret) et Suzanne Flon (Aline Callas) , et en 1992, dans une réalisation de Serge Leroy, avec Bruno Cremer (Commissaire Maigret) et Aurore Clément (Aline Callas).

Simenon chez Omnibus : les aventures du célèbre commissaire Maigret, et les très "noirs" Romans durs

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 976 KB
  • Print Length: 190 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus (14 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: French
  • ASIN: B0088D3MQK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #163,828 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another World from "Engrenages" 17 April 2012
By Antenna TOP 500 REVIEWER
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The propeller of an overladen canal barge catches up a package containing the severed hairy arm of a man, a novelty since it is usually women who are cut up and thrown in the Seine. The rest of the corpse is brought to the surface by a wonderfully named "schaphandrier" or diver, apart from the head which would reveal the victim's identity.

After a diet of frenetic modern detective thrillers which seek to set an ever-moving goalpost for ingenious , often extreme, violence, no holds barred sex and ever more cynical and amoral detectives, it makes a pleasant change to be reminded of the slow-paced world of le commissaire Maigret, in which police practice and the painstaking collection of evidence in a DNA-free world are described meticulously. There is always time for a glass or two of wine or spirits, and he always remembers to phone his wife if he is likely to be too late home to eat the cassoulet she has prepared.

Although the plots may be slight and lacking in high drama or dramatic chases, Maigret thinks himself into the psyche of suspected victims and murderers, trying to understand the motivations behind a crime. If someone tells him the answer, he feels rather peeved, but convinced he could have worked it out for himself.

I also like the description of the atmosphere of the police station and the politics of the workplace - the over-cautious "juge d'instruction" who puts pressure on Maigret to make arrests before he is ready. He would prefer to leave the suspects to stew a little, worrying over whether they will be caught and more likely to make slips and give themselves away.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, macabre 2 July 2013
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This is a Simenon like many others: but they all have wonderful atmosphere and characterisation, and are very evocative of a France where everyone drinks and smokes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vous Parlez Francais 8 Jan 2014
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This book is small and the french is not very difficult. It was a perfect way to practice reading french!
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