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- Listening Length: 3 hours and 38 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 7 Aug. 2014
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JV2ZPF8
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The Dancer at the Gai-Moulin: Inspector Maigret; Book 10 Audio Download – Unabridged
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Here, Simenon drew on his rich experience as a young journalist in the Belgian industrial town of Liège, where he grew up and whose nightlife, class differences and old boys’ networks he knew well. Good background is not enough. A good read also needs authentic characters and a plausible plot. Here, the characters are more or less OK, but the plot and outcome are not.
I much prefer Simenon’s psychological novels. Find Maigret a hard act to follow as a police investigator. In the few Maigret novels I have read, nature stops the moment his massive physique turns up at a crime scene. His investigations are messy and the solutions Houdini acts. Here, a weird espionage angle is inserted rather late in the day.
Simenon may have had doubts about this book, because he added a chapter to inform readers about the fate of some of the main characters. He also wrote better Maigret novels than this one, even in 1931 and went on to compose another 100+. Found Maigret fantastic in films and TV-series, but less so as a book character.
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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