Maigret bland hyggligt folk Georges Simenon

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Published: 1976

125 pages


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Maigret bland hyggligt folk  by  Georges Simenon

Maigret bland hyggligt folk by Georges Simenon
1976 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 125 pages | ISBN: | 8.24 Mb

While browsing among the discarded-book shelves at one of my libraries, I came across an omnibus volume of mysteries, one of which was this one (the other two are The Baby Merchants by Lillian ODonnell and High Stakes by Dick Francis- I plan on reading the ODonnell tome because I cant resist the title but Ill probably skip the Francis book - Ive got a lot of other, more interesting sounding material to read).But back to Maigret: I first became aware of the existence of Inspector Maigret through the good offices of the BBC and PBSs Mystery, where Michael Chabon (the 2nd Prof.

Dumbledore) plays the Parisian detective in post-WW2 France. The television series is pretty good- Ive found that Mystery does a decent job of translating police procedurals onto the screen -- Jane Tennyson, Inspector Linley, Morse, Poirot, Miss Marple, Chris Foyle, etc. -- and in Maigrets case, its fun watching British-accented actors playing ostensibly Francophone gendarmes.Unfortunately, I find that they often dont translate well into prose for me.

Its a rare occasion to admit that I like a film over a book, but I prefer to watch a mystery rather than read it in many cases. (This is also true of Ellis Peters Cadfael series.)The story in Black Sheep is that a man who is well liked and apparently without enemies is found shot dead in his apartment, and all the clues indicate that someone familiar with the family and the apartment did it.

The remainder of the short novel (only 132 pages in this edition) follows Maigret and some of his underlings as they question everyone they can until they finally track down the murderer. On screen, a good writer, director and/or actors can bring this to life but as presented in this novel, Simenon fails to make it all that compelling or interesting.



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