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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic crime
The star of this series Chief Inspector Maigret is a brooding presence in this book but doesn't speak until about page 84. A clever twist from Simenon who turns the plot on its head and solves it back to front.
Reminiscent of earlier stories; here Maigret finds clarity of thought by removing himself from the problem. In the process his methods out shine the local...
Published 5 months ago by Richard Latham

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2.0 out of 5 stars Only for avid Maigret fans!
Not one of Simenon's best as the plot is far from credible with Maigret making an implausible appearance to solve the case.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic crime, 6 Oct. 2014
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Richard Latham (Burton on Trent) - See all my reviews
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The star of this series Chief Inspector Maigret is a brooding presence in this book but doesn't speak until about page 84. A clever twist from Simenon who turns the plot on its head and solves it back to front.
Reminiscent of earlier stories; here Maigret finds clarity of thought by removing himself from the problem. In the process his methods out shine the local police and he solves two cases for the price of one.
He is a detective that doesn't judge but through observation and clever questioning seeks out justice and solutions to criminal behaviour.
He resolves to fight crime but never hates the criminal.
Therefore by re-writing the crime novel as in this account the author presents his creation in a new way; not formulaic stories but insights into early police work where Maigret can do his thing.
I commend this series to you and the efforts of Penguin to re-publish all these books with modern translations.
10 books in some 60 plus to go.
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5.0 out of 5 stars read twice, 23 Sept. 2014
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Thats what I did!!!!!
Last year and now this year x an easy read x usual suspects x love Maigret
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mighty Maigret's early years., 14 Sept. 2014
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An early Maigret, beautifully written but not his best.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 16 Sept. 2014
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Maigret doing what he does best, looks for Justice
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 11 Oct. 2014
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This book is a gift for someone else.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 7 Nov. 2014
good product - well packaged
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 Mar. 2015
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Brilliant good read
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 26 Mar. 2015
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very p;leased
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 Mar. 2015
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Excellant
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2.0 out of 5 stars Only for avid Maigret fans!, 22 Aug. 2014
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Not one of Simenon's best as the plot is far from credible with Maigret making an implausible appearance to solve the case.
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