E–pub [Maigret et les témoins récalcitrants] BY Georges Simenon
E–pub Maigret et les témoins récalcitrants BY Georges Simenon
Nd the Lachaume s amily lawyer Radel Thus he is not able to ask the uestions he would like nor get a The Greek Bosss Demand feelor the inner workings of this strangely tight lipped February or Forever (Tarrins Bay familyDiscovered only later in the course of Maigret s investigations is V roniue Lachaume the wayward daughter who refused to be married to a man she didn t love She now leads a seemingly uiet life independent of theamily and works in a certain kind of nightclub dressed as a man this is an exceedingly odd and ambiguous detail and one that is never entirely clarified or the reader Lately she has s been seeing a man a ne er do well who has also been seen in the company of Pauline Lachaume the wife of Leonard s younger brother ArmandAs is his wont Maigret employs a leet of detectives to gather information and the method is uite at odds with that of Angelot Various inspectors at least ten of them were still going around in the rain ringing doorbells uestioning people trying to jog their memories Maigret meanwhile tries to imagine the interpersonal relationships of the A Virgin For The Taking (Clemenger Sisters family and mulls over the evidence gatheredBefore Maigret is entirely ready Angelot arranges an interview in his office with various members of theamily Maigret has to rush to marshal all of his What She Saw / Operation Reunion facts and the appropriate cast of characters and in part because of this haste the case concludes tragicallyWhat is most interesting about the book is Maigret s sense that as he nears retirement he is aossilized type and the newer generation of detectives and police inspectors is passing him by to their detriment Thus there is an air of melancholy over the book which is only reinforced by the emotional reticence of the amily being investigatedAgain I did enjoy the book a great deal but because Maigret is so hampered by circumstance in this one I couldn t revel in his usual display of intuitive brilliance Another masterclass in writing crime iction The Dark Duke from Simenon In this short novel he not onlyleshes out his hero Maigret with his mood approaching retirement and his A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy frustration at having to deal with a new young magistrate and an apparently obstructive lawyer but he gives a vivid picture of aamily of biscuit manufacturers who as their business is Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls failing have retreated into a large gloomy house where time has apparently stood still The head of theirm is murdered but why are the The Soul Of A Thief family such reluctant witnesses Whilst his Inspectors do the leg work Maigret himself does the head work in an understated reticent way and Simenon leads the reader along with Maigret s mental processes so that the mystery gradually unfolds through interviews dialogue and contemplation No explosions or high drama but an intensely satisfying study inamily and human relationships individual psychology and a combination of careful construction and concise writing ably conveyed by an excellent translation Another great read and if you are not already a devotee how lucky you are that you have so many Maigret novels to discover. N Methoden mit denen er viel schneller ans Ziel zu kommen glaubt Ein Roman über den Wandel der Zeiten und ihre Opfer auf Mörder Opferseite und auf Seiten der Polize.
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G a method really he simply asks uestions till he gets to the right answers And now that magistrates have the right to take over the uestioning he Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights feels his hands are tiedI was very surprised at the talk of dowries which are central to the story I had no idea this system had continued so long in modern France The Lachaumeamily has a respected name but no money since their biscuits have long Secret Baby, Surprise Parents fallen out ofavour with Mystify (Mystyx, fickle public tastes So the two sons of theamily L onard and Armand must marry The New Baby for money The two women they choose are daughters of self made men with plenty of money but noamily pedigree It all sounds uite medieval although marrying Wild Streak for money still goes on informally in all societies here it s all contracted andormal registered by a notary and with little if any talk of love or even affection between the contracting parties Needless to say it doesn t add up to a happy household especially once the dowry money is all spent in a P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, fruitless attempt to prop up theailing businessDespite the restrictions on his usual methods Maigret Say Youll Stay And Marry Me finds ways to work within the rules the examining magistrate sets him His persistent but sympathetic uestioning of witnesses allows him to get an understanding of theamily dynamics and this together with his ability to guess at the hidden meaning of physical clues enables him to Rafaellos Mistress finally get at the truth However it all comes together very suddenly in the end and left me with one or two unanswered uestions An extra twenty or thirty pages could have turned this good novella into a great one Still enjoyable though and well worth theew hours it takes to readwwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom A re read of this confirms my previous review Jan 19An atmospheric Maigret The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, from 1958 no 53Maigret has two years before retirement and the world at work and in Paris is changing His melancholy is stopped by a new murder of the managing director of a decayingamily Rascal firm in the decaying house where three generations live live and work trying to keep the wolfrom the doorIn this unfamiliar milieu and harassed by a new young examining magistrate and a new young amily lawyer Maigret uses his out of date nous to solve the crime thumbing his nose at the efficient modern methodsWonderful As always I enjoyed this little Maigret mystery although I didn t ind it to be in the top tier of Simenon s output The plot is a bit intricate and sometimes confusing to What Would You Like? follow Maigret is called to the crumbling home of the Lachaumeamily known Narcissus in Chains (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, for their wafer manufacturing company with a reputation dating back to 1817 Leonard Lachaume the current head of theamily business has been ound shot in his bed He lived with his aged parents his preteen son his brother his brother s wealthy wife and a hunchbacked servant almost as old and decrepit as the houseUnfortunately early on Maigret s investigation is impeded because he is being watched by a young magistrate Angelot who is allergic to Maigret s intuitive style Mmissar Maigret der den Fall nach seiner bewährten Art untersucht indem er einfach nur da ist und wartet Und ein arroganter junger Untersuchungsrichter mit brandneue.
A really interesting story and very personal or Maigret in the sense he is presented with a number of instances where he Friend Foe fills he is getting old and his ways his methods are likely to be confined to the past like hisaithful stove recently removedThe case itself mirrors this since it involves s The Longevity Diet family stuck in the past hardly managing in debt but driven to keep theamily business of biscuit manufacturing going when it is no longer a commercial successWhen the principal brother and key to the Grassroots Innovation family s empire is murdered in s burglary gone wrong Maigret visits the house to ask basic uestions He is thwarted on one hand by a new investigating magistrate who wants toollow every step of the case and by a amily closing ranks and saying nothing When they bring a young lawyer in he is urther inhibited in gathering simple ideas of what actually happenedGreat police procedural as Maigret goes out of his way to gather pieces of information the Architecture and Utopia family will not disclose Iound the book so much enjoyable second time around as it toys with the chief inspectors methods and his reluctance to think his thoughts out load I love the Perfect Cities fact heeels old and struggles with his upcoming retirement I really liked the throwback to better times with the arrest of Monk and the little wink Maigret affords himYou are left with Prometheus Wired feeling that Maigret sees his time is perhaps passed and a new generation is ready to take over It probably will not beor the better and this is perhaps best demonstrated by the brilliant way he solves this case Family dynamicsWhen L onard Lachaume head of the long established Lachaume biscuit irm is ound shot dead in his bed Maigret Special Topics in Calamity Physics finds hisamily s behaviour unusual No one seems to be openly grieving and unlike what normally happens in Maigret s long experience the Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks family have not gathered together to support each other instead they all seem to be keeping to their own rooms It looks on the surface as if the shooting may have been the result of a burglary gone wrong but rightrom the beginning Maigret has doubts about this theory He wants to uestion the Scenes from a Revolution family deeply but they have brought in their lawyer another oddity at this stage in the investigation Maigreteels and the new young examining magistrate in charge of the case expects Maigret to play it strictly by the book and do nothing without consulting him irst Maigret is eeling oldSometimes the short length of Maigret novels seems perfect to me Microsoft Visual C for the story he tells but occasionally Ieel there s in there to be revealed and so the end seems very abrupt This is one of the abrupt ones The story is very good with uite a lot to say about the changes in French society at the time of writing the mid 50s Maigret himself is within a couple of years of retirement and is eeling that the changes to the investigation system with examining magistrates now taking precedence over the police detectives make him and his methods out of date Not that he admits to havin. Eine Keksfabrik die Kekse herstellt die nach Pappe schmecken Eine Familie die so alt und heruntergekommen ist dass es nichts mehr zu stehlen oder gar zu erben gibt Ko.
Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels over 150 novellas several autobiographical works numerous articles and scores of pulp novels written under than two dozen pseudonyms Altogether about 550 million copies of his works have been printedHe is best known however for his 75