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by Lyn Moir,Georges Simenon

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ISBN:
0156551241
Author:
Lyn Moir,Georges Simenon
Category:
Mystery
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harcourt (May 1991)
Pages:
165 pages
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1440 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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Maigret and the Killer book. It was translated into English by Lyn Moir. Like the following year’s Maigret and the Wine Merchant, this is a story about an apparently unmotivated crime.

Maigret and the Killer book. A young man is struck down by knife blows as he walks home through the evening streets of Paris, near the residence of Doctor Pardon, Maigret’s friend, where Maigret and his wife are visiting at the time. The doctor, and then Maigret, become involved, and it soon Maigret and the Killer was first published as Maigret et le tueur in 1969.

More than 50 "Simenons" have been made into films. In addition to his mystery stories, he wrote what he called "hard" books, the serious psychological novels numbering well over 100. The autobiographical Pedigree, set in his native town of Liege, is perhaps his finest work. The publication of Simenon's intimate.

This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Apparition.

During a quiet spell in June Maigret is called to investigate the disappearance of a reputable businessman. When a body is discovered near the famous Père Lachaise cemetery Maigret struggles to find any clues to the perpetrator and loses his temper when his own reputation is threatened by the case. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret and the Apparition. His artistry is supreme' John Banville'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian.

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Maigret and the Killer. by Georges Simenon · Lyn Moir. Il avait lâché le journal, qui s’était d’abord déployé sur ses genoux puis qui avait glissé lentement avant d’atterrir sur le parquet ciré. On aurait cru qu’il venait de s’endormir si, de temps en temps, une mince fente ne s’était dess. Maigret and the Saturday Caller. by Georges Simenon · Tony White. Léonard Planchon, a tense man with a cleft lip, goes to Maigret with an unusual problem. He wants to kill his wife, or perhaps his wife and her lover, who for two years now have been making him sleep on a cot in the dining room. He has even worked out a.

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Five women have been found stabbed to death in the Montmatre district of Paris and the killer is still at large; desperate, angry and exhausted, Maigret sets a trap for the killer - with terrible consequences. Set in the cafes, bars and busy streets of Paris in a blazing heat wave, Maigret's nerve and judgement are tested to the full as he uncovers the grotesque logic of a folie a deux. From the Publisher: 5 1-hour cassettes.

Release Date:January 1969. Publisher:Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. This year's top sellers.

Maigret and the Madwoman (A Harvest/Hbj Book). Any fan of the Maigret books should definitely read Maigret and the Killer

Maigret and the Madwoman (A Harvest/Hbj Book). Any fan of the Maigret books should definitely read Maigret and the Killer. Even though this one takes place pretty late in the game, I would also recommend it as an introduction to Maigret for those who have never read Simenon’s work. It aptly demonstrates the author’s mastery of the detective story, while also serving as an example of what separates his mysteries from those of more conventional writers in the genre.

Maigret, accompanying his physician on an emergency call, is drawn into one of his most stubborn cases yet. The victim, a son of a wealthy perfume manufacturer, had been enjoying an odd hobby before his death: collecting human voices with a tape recorder, often in the rougher districts of Paris. But his wallet and his tape recorder have been left untouched, so the killer's motive is unclear. The absence of clues begins to exasperate Maigret until an anonymous letter reveals that he is dealing with no ordinary criminal.Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon.
  • Joony
Maigret and wife enjoy their dinners with Mr. and Mrs. Pardon on the Boulevard Voltaire. But one of the congenial meals is interrupted by a neighbor who has stumbled across the body of a young man in the nearby Rue Popincourt. Maigret answers the call with his friend Dr. Pardon and the pleasant evening is over and a complicated murder case begins. Maigret's investigation leads to the discovery of another kind of crime and the interesting story of the life of the murdered man. The killer, of the book's title, eventually emerges as a thoughtful portrait of a person burdened with deep problems that have festered since childhood. And a senseless crime becomes understandable.

"Maigret and the Killer" is a fine short read that shows off author Georges Simenon's flair for creating characters with very human problems. It has the usual interesting references to Parisian places and life, circa 1969. Highly enjoyable.
  • Uaoteowi
Maigret rushes to the scene of a young man lying on the sidewalk in front of a bar, stabbed to death. He has a tape recorder slung around him like a camera.

It appears that Antoine Batille had a passion for recording conversations in bars, stations and other public places all over Paris, including some quite dangerous haunts. His last recording, in the bar where he had his last drink, appears to reveal a plan for a major robbery.

Yet Maigret hesitates to accept this as the motive. Do robbers of precious artwork kill? Why not just grab the recorder and run?

Maigret is saddened by the enormity of the tragedy, for Antoine Batille was a deep person with a bright future. Yet the Chief Superintendent reels in the killer with quiet compassion. He really wants to know what made this man cross the boundary that prevents most men from taking a life. And his interest is irresistible to the killer.

Madame Maigret shows her courage and goodness, too, in this excellent little mystery.
  • Keel
Maigret and the Killer is one of the last books in Georges Simenon’s series of Inspector Maigret mystery novels, being the 98th installment out of 103 appearances by the Parisian detective. It was originally published in 1969 under the French title of Maigret et la tueur. Despite the fact that it was written 38 years after its title character’s debut, Simenon apparently hasn’t run out of ideas, and Maigret hasn’t lost any steam. Out of the half dozen Maigret novels I’ve read so far, this may be the best one yet.

Maigret and his wife are dining at the home of friends, Dr and Mme Pardon, when their evening is interrupted by Pardon’s neighbor, an Italian grocer. He has witnessed a stabbing in the street outside and asks the doctor for medical assistance. Pardon and Maigret rush out in the pouring rain, but the victim is already dead. The murdered young man is found with a tape recorder around his neck. When his family is questioned, it is revealed that he had a passion for recording random voices in public places. Maigret suspects that he may have recorded an incriminating conversation and paid for it with his life.

The Maigret novels are consistently good, but I can’t say I’ve ever been truly blown away by one. The same holds true for this installment, but it did manage to grab my attention from page one and keep me hooked all the way through. Simenon avoids cliché potboiler conventions in favor of a more realistic detective procedural. You won’t find any shootouts, chase scenes, or gratuitous action sequences, but the mystery is sufficiently mysterious and intellectually challenging. This book doesn’t follow the typical genre template with a big shocking reveal at the end. Simenon is not concerned so much with creating nail-biting suspense as he is with examining the psychology of crime—why people kill and what it does to them. Despite the fact that this book was written over 40 years ago—and we’ve seen a lot of killers in literature and film over the past four decades—this tale of murder is still fresh and original. Even the savviest of today’s thriller junkies have rarely seen the interplay between cop and killer rendered so sensitively as this. The ending is quite moving, but like many a good Simenon novel it doesn’t inspire shock or surprise so much as it does a deep pathos and an unsettling discomfort.

In the other Maigret novels I’ve read, Madame Maigret has been almost entirely absent, but in this one Maigret goes home to his wife every night, and she’s a constant presence in the story. This gives the reader a closer look into the human side of the detective that is welcome and refreshing. Maigret also interacts with his subordinate detectives in a much more amiable manner than I’ve seen in the past. In this novel he seems to have mellowed with age and become less of a curmudgeon.

Any fan of the Maigret books should definitely read Maigret and the Killer. Even though this one takes place pretty late in the game, I would also recommend it as an introduction to Maigret for those who have never read Simenon’s work. It aptly demonstrates the author’s mastery of the detective story, while also serving as an example of what separates his mysteries from those of more conventional writers in the genre.