Maigret Afraid
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Maigret Afraid (Maigret #42)

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Paperback, 182 pages
Published January 8th 1996 by Mariner Books (first published 1953)
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Bill Lawrence
Classic Maigret and enjoyable read. Simenon writes effortlessly readable crime noels that have the pleasures of being well and economically written - 192 pages, none of the the bloated over-writing of some contemporary writes - and insights into French society, admittedly, in this case of the 1950s. It evokes the pleasures of French cinema of the period.
Devo dire che stavolta Maigret mi ha un po' delusa. In questo caso, dove si hanno tre omicidi apparentemente opera di un folle, Maigret rimane ai margini dell'inchiesta, per non far torto al suo amico Chabot. E questo proprio non mi è piaciuto: sembra quasi che il silenzio del nostro ispettore serva ad accentuare l'incapacità della polizia di un paesotto di provincia, sottolineandola addirittura con i suoi pochi interventi. Devo ammettere però che l'atmosfera che sa creare Simenon è impareggiabi...more
Just another engaging Maigret story. The master attends a boring conference in Bordeaux, then stops in a little town (Fontenay-le-Comte) to visit an old college friend. While there, he lends a hand in the solution of three murders.
Maigret maneja un caso muy extraño en un pueblito francés donde han ocurrido unos crímenes atribuidos a un loco. Un caso de novela negra clásico, muy bueno, con Maigret maduro, muy astuto.
بسیار عالی
مخصوصا فصل چهارم و فصل هشتم
به همه توصیه می کنم که لااقل یک کتاب از جرج سیمنون بخونید.
Liz Gallagher
Swiftly moving Maigret murder mystery in a small French town....enjoyable
excellant book.
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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 more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.

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