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The Friend of Madame Maigret - Georges Simenon, Helen Sebba
The Friend of Madame Maigret
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In The Friend of Madame Maigret, Simenon's economic prose brilliantly portrays the Marais quarter of Paris and those who haunt its narrow streets as Inspector Maigret attempts to prove that a murder has actually been committed without a corpse anywhere to be found. As the investigation becomes... show more
In The Friend of Madame Maigret, Simenon's economic prose brilliantly portrays the Marais quarter of Paris and those who haunt its narrow streets as Inspector Maigret attempts to prove that a murder has actually been committed without a corpse anywhere to be found. As the investigation becomes increasingly complex, seemingly unconnected characters are drawn into the case, and Maigret begins to wonder if his wife's earlier strange encounter with a woman and her baby may be the missing link.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143038931 (0143038931)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: Maigret (#34)
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DES
DES rated it
Reliably good in characterisation and suspense. Pleasurable short crime novella.
To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it
3.0 The Friend of Madame Maigret
Probably better read in french, which I used to be able to do as the vocabulary is pretty limited. Reminds me of my Dad who used to love Maigret, and Paris, and France. I might try another one and see if the charm survives the years a little better.
modusa
modusa rated it
not as good as the other maigret mysteries i've read. it certainly kept me in the dark. i had no idea how the plot would be resolved at all, and when the culprit(s)was/were revealed, it was also apparent that i would never have figured it out. still, as much as i enjoy that in a book normally, the g...
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