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Maigret and the Nahour Case (Maigret #65)

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  146 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
When Maigret receives an urgent call from his friend Dr. Pardon he responds immediately, despite the late hour; it seems that the doctor has just treated an apparently wealthy woman for a suspicious gunshot wound, but before he could notify the authorities she diappeared with her companion. The doctor's story gains some perspective when the same woman turns up at the house ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published December 31st 1983 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P (first published 1966)
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Tony
Jul 21, 2016 Tony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MAIGRET AND THE NAHOUR CASE. (1967). Georges Simenon. ****.
An excellent Maigret mystery. To avoid any spoilers, I’ll quote from the front flap: “Inspector Maigret is awakened in the middle of the night by a telephone call from his old friend Dr. Pardon. An agitated Pardon reports that he has just treated an elegantly dressed woman, accompanied by a foreign gentleman, for a minor bullet wound. Meanwhile in another part of Paris the body of Felix Nahour, a professional gambler, is found. As Maigre
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Dvora
Jul 22, 2012 Dvora rated it liked it
Shelves: france
Nope, didn't remember a thing. I could swear I have never read this book before in spite of the fact that it was sitting on the shelf with books I HAVE read. Anyway, I like all the Inspector Maigrets but I like some more than others -- I suppose those are the ones with characters that especially appeal to me or where I get the feeling that I'm THERE (like with My Friend Maigret) and this one was neither, but good nevertheless.
Phillip Kay
Maigret and the Nahour Case was first published as Maigret et l’affaire Nahour in 1976. It was translated by Alastair Hamilton. Maigret’s friend Doctor Pardon has treated a woman who has been shot, but the woman and her companion have vanished. Then he is called in to investigate a murder. A wealthy Lebanese gambler, Monsieur Nahour, has been murdered, but everyone connected to this case seems determined to hide information. Maigret must decide whether the two shootings are connected.

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Mikee
Aug 31, 2015 Mikee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maigret, mystery, simenon
Sweet. A murder, to be sure, but also a shooting. A twisted story, but believable. Maigret tries to solve the crime but also to shield the involved but innocent. In the latter he is not successful. He feels dirty.

This is number 65 out of 75 Maigret novels. That means I have read 65 out of 75 Maigret novels. What will I do when I have read them all? Simple. Read them again!
Paleomichi
May 05, 2011 Paleomichi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: maigret, gialli
La storia è senza dubbio bella e costruita bene. Come in molti suoi romanzi Simenon racconta una Parigi e una classe sociale particolari, in questo caso i ricchi stranieri, e i casinò. Bellissima come sempre l'analisi e la reazione di Maigret di fronte a questa realtà. Bellissima la Parigi innevata e irreale raccontata.
Però ho trovato in questa storia qualcosa di estremamente torbido. Uno dei personaggi in particolare mi ha profondamente colpita, in modo negativo, e il finale (soprattutto l'ulti
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alessandra falca
Riprendere a leggere dopo un periodo di pausa durato vari mesi.
Ripartire con Maigret forse è il migliore dei modi.
L'occasione me l'ha data "Il Sole 24 Ore" che per varie settimane farà uscire in edicola Simenon. Credo che per un po' continuerò con lui, visto che non l'ho mai letto, (forse 1/2) in gioventù, ed è una lacuna che da tempo intendevo colmare.
Al primo caso: il caso del libanese, rimango sulle due stelle. Seguo il commissario di pari passo e mi affeziono più a lui che alla storia. Ve
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Raluca
Apr 03, 2014 Raluca rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime
Nice reading.
Antonio Fini
Jan 09, 2011 Antonio Fini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Le quattro stelle sono dovute. Un Simenon evidentemente non al meglio, nel 1966, dopo trent'anni di Maigret, che però riesce lo stesso a produrre un libro che molti vorrebbero saper scrivere!
Come si dice alla francese: chapeau!
E poi nei libri di Simenon c'è sempre un personaggio "speciale". Secondo me in questo è Lina, la moglie infelice, causa di tutti gli avvenimenti... La delicatezza e l'efficacia di Simenon nel descrivere certi personaggi femminili sono stupefacenti.
Thomas
Jul 14, 2010 Thomas rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, read-in-2010
This wasn't a BAD novel, it's just that it's a phenomenally nutless wonder of a book. It was all sort of polite and cozy, which I guess is why they call them "cozies." As a procedural, it's too methodical, and as a mystery, it's not that mysterious. There's no on-stage violence; it's all just sort of...bland. A fine read, but nothing to remember. Sort of feels like a wasted two hours, though not unpleasantly wasted.
John
Oct 19, 2015 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four and a half stars.

Another really atmospheric tale from Simenon. The fact that the ending was , I thought, a little sudden and just slightly unsatisfactory stopped me from giving it five stars. The rest of it was, as usual, a masterpiece of descriptive writing.

I don't know of any other writer who can say so much in so few pages.

Brilliant!!!
Sara
Nov 07, 2010 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My memory of this is that, like the Calame report, this one has a complicated plot with lots of allusions to politics and diplomacy. Interesting but doesn't always make for the most entertaining read.
Kim
Nov 19, 2010 Kim rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My first Simenon and I was expecting much more. Very bland.
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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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