Maigret a Vichy
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Maigret a Vichy (Maigret #67)

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Il commissario si accese la pipa e sfogliò il giornale in cerca della pagina dedicata alla cronaca locale. La vista di una sua foto su due colonne ... gli fece arricciare il naso. Accanto a lui si distingueva in parte la figura della moglie e dietro, più sfumate, due o tre facce anonime. MAIGRET INDAGA? «Per discrezione, avevamo sinora omesso di segnalare ai nostri lettori...more
Paperback, Gli Adelphi - Le Inchieste di Maigret, 174 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Adelphi (first published 1968)
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In the middle of the 20th century the French writer Georges Simenon wrote dozens of murder mysteries featuring Commissaire Maigret of the Paris police force. This particular novel takes place in Vichy, where Maigret and Madame Maigret are taking the waters to help him recover from vague physical symptoms, symptoms probably due to overwork. While they are there a murder occurs, and the investigation is led by Lecoeur, a former policeman of Maigret who is now in charge of the region where Vichy is...more
Sarà l’ormai approfondita conoscenza con il commissario Maigret che aggiunge piacere ad ogni nuova lettura delle sue avventure, non saprei, è accaduto che questa inchiesta mi ha appassionato e coinvolto in modo più forte delle precedenti lette.
L’atmosfera vacanziera fa bene al nostro commissario, che trascorre giornate piacevoli alle terme di Vichy con la moglie, tra lunghe passeggiate lungo viali bordati di platani e bevute –di bicchieri di acqua, stavolta, non della solita birra-, seguendo sem...more
Phillip Kay
Maigret Takes the Waters was first published in 1968 as Maigret à Vichy. It was translated by Eileen Ellenbogen. Maigret is taking the cure at Vichy under doctor’s orders, together with his wife. While there, he enjoys himself by noting the patients and their oddities. One woman he takes note of is later found strangled, and Maigret is unavoidably drawn into the investigation. It is not a matter of robbery, but seems a crime of passion. Yet the woman had no friends, almost no acquaintances, seem...more
Aug 22, 2007 Donna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of police mysteries and human psychology
Shelves: mystery-suspense
In crime novels as in life, there's a tendency to oversimplify, with one character cast as the victim and another as the villain. Georges Simenon habitually delves deeper into heart of his characters, blurring the distinction between "good" and "bad," showing that there's a little of both in most of us.

Maigret in Vichy is a fine example of this. On vacation with his wife, Maigret is inadvertently drawn into helping solve a local murder. But as his watchful, nonjudgmental way of gaining informati...more
Aug 19, 2014 Sophiadawn is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I'm actually reading the French edition of this book. Need to keep up with my French!
La creme de la creme of the Policiers! Magritte rocks!!!!
Mike Clinton
While the plot has an interesting twist, the real appeal has to do with Simenon's concentration on Maigret's internal life - more of a character study of the protagonist than a mystery. In fact, the French word for books of this type - 'policiers', rather than 'roman mystere' - indicates that the real focus is on the detective himself. Still, the story was still compelling enough to make it a satisfying read ... for what it is.
First, I'm a Maigret fan. Secondly, I spent a summer in Vichy as a teenager many years ago. This book has it all. My favorite Simenon mystery.
Maigret ist in Vichy auf Kur, beobachtet seine Mitmenschen, stößt auf ein Verbrechen und klärt es. Ein neuer Beleg für die These:das Verbrechen lauert in der Idylle, hinter jeder Fassade wird etwas verborgen. Mit nachvollziehbaren Typen und Erklärungen von Menschen, die auf Kur sind. Stimmig und atmosphärisch dicht in Simenons kanpper Sprache
Maigret takes "the curative waters". I like it because is reminds me of one my fave healing places.I like mysteries because they are not the most difficult, relaxing read, and they tell you something of the writer and culture. You can feel the French even with the translation.
Finished, enjoyed.
One of Simenon's best. An unforgettable main character whose real story is quite unpredictable. We also see Maigret and his wife in the spa atmosphere of Vichy. I especially like the Maigrets which give little insights into his private life.
a fun read.
Hadn't ever read Simenon before.
(on doit le lire en francais, non?)*
(she says, with her mauvais francais)

*though I've the French edition here, I read it in English, a discarded library book circa 1960.
Even though these books aren't really about who did it, I'm still so proud I figured this one out before the end. All those hours of watching Law and Order are finally paying off...
Apr 28, 2012 Kathy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kathy by: Dad
Fast read, engrossing with an interesting approach to character development and investigation. First Maigret story I've read, will probably read more.
Paul Jellinek
Back up to his usual level of perfection. Nobody else writes mysteries like these, because nobody else could.
taking the cure and a busman's holiday
( Maigret Nas Termas )
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.

He is best known, however, for his 75...more
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