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Maigret und die widerspenstigen Zeugen (Maigret #53)

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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. Kommissar Maigret, der den Fall nach seiner bewährten Art untersucht, indem er einfach nur da ist und wartet. Und ein arroganter junger Untersuchungsrichter mit brandneuen Methoden, mit denen er viel schne ...more
Hardcover, 189 pages
Published 2009 by Diogenes (first published 1958)
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A family member is shot to death in an old house; several family members were there at the time, but no one heard a thing. With no one in the household willing to help him, Maigret must draw out the truth on his own.
Lynn Michell

You can see from my book list that I've read a lot of Maigret. It's my way of learning French but after reading 31 of Simenon's mysteries starring the grumpy but lovable Maigret, I expect my vocabulary is as limited as Simenon's. These aren't Who Dun Its but Why Dun Its. Usually there is very little action, a lot of interviewing of suspects and witnesses, some back story, a description of the Seine and the weather, and some listening in to Maigret's thoughts as he puffs on his pipe.

This one is
Simenon certainly brought to life the dreariness of the crime scene. I ended up with a feeling of dread myself. I empathised with both Miagret andthe magistrate who both needed their place and their methods, that is in fact what brought them in conflict.
If I were to have to confess to a crime, I would prefer to do such a confession to Maigret rather than to the magistrate, he would be the most understanding.
I felt that this was a poor effort by Simenon's high standards. Usual good characterisations and Paris atmospherics but a very feeble plot. Also the book is very short, more like a novella. Disappointed.
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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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