With links by phone and records across "France Europe And North America It Is "Europe and North America it is investigation that shows Maigret at his bestThere is the clear support of his team of detectives and criminal support As forensics begins to play a role from post mortem to analysis of the victims clothesThey all know his methods and how thorough
is and all how his mind worksThis story is especially special in that it re introduces inspector Lognon Previously he had felt hard done by in that Maigret has taken over his investigations As an aside Maigret here reflects that he is not one "To Seek Credit And "seek credit and he leaves this for others in his team to take The trouble for Lognon is that he can never be part of that inner circle However he remains a talented and dogged detective who knows his stuffHalf way through this case it appears Lognon has got the drop on Maigret and seems to be one step closer to solving the crimeIt seems the chief inspector s dream about a chess game against Lognon is becoming a reality and Lognon could out manoeuvre his chief I loved the interactions with Maigret and his wife there is great humour here and a real love shownA good novel with a terrific plot where a crime seems solved by first understanding the victim I ve read it for studying purposes It has upped my French a bit I hope As far as the plot goes I have found it somewhat anticlimactic and think that the solution to the mystery came out from nowhere Georges Simenon was recommended to me by a friend of mine who happens to be mystery novel fan he loves French and Nordic mysteries Simenon did not disappoint This story is extremely sad A lonely girl ust recently arrived from Nice looking to change her life is murdered in Paris Maigret sets out to find her murderer and he does so by understanding the character and personality of the victim not by any use of computers or data analysis or advanced technology Maigret and his fellow inspector Lognon doggedly pursue clues and leads which in the end lead them to the truth about her tragic demise Unfortunately life is uite often unfair as the young girl never had a chance in the big city of Paris and she is surrounded by people who use her or are indifferent to her plightI liked the interaction between Maigret and his detectives and also his relationship with his wife and neighbors Good story very sad endin. S l’obscurité Depuis longtemps on n’entendait plus d’autre bruit u’un lointain klaxon ou les freins d’un taxi ui dérapait sur le pavé mouillé Au moment de leur arrivée la veille les bureaux étaient déserts aussi parce u’il n’était pas neuf heures du matin et ue le personnel n’était pas encore là Il pleuvait déjà de cette pluie fine et mélancoliue ui tombait toujou. ,he is and
Dame Maigret is worried and provides silent support at her patient bestI found the reasoning behind the murder of the young girl weak indeed but then I suppose many a murder is committed for weak reasons at best A glance at my local newspaper proves this Sad sack Joseph #Lognon a recurring character who is so unlucky and self pitying that he s the nickname Inspector #a recurring character who is so unlucky and self pitying that he s earned the nickname Inspector Done By pits himself against Detective Chief Inspector Maigret in the investigation of a dead young girl found in evening clothes in Montmatre However Georges Simenon really does sort of phone in the mystery while dwelling on the theme of how unfair life can be Usually I enjoy the philosophical elements that Simenon sprinkles in most of "HIS MAIGRET NOVELS AND I STILL "Maigret novels and I still in this case but there wasn t enough mystery here to carry it off Best known for Maigret I ve never understood why Simenon s non Maigret books should be considered important literary works His Maigrets were how he got paidMy struggles to learn French continue recently with facile editions of Maigret et la Academia Nuts jeune morte and La Rue Aux Trois PoussinsLe Mari De M lie This edition of Maigret et laeune morte comes with audio as well I found the voice of the narrator very irritating so as yet I can t say if I have gained anything from that aspect of the book I suspect that all French narrators have the same effect on me certainly I always hate them at the moviesrest here Yet another Maigret book that I loved But somehow I found this story very sad The life story of the Dead Girl was so distressing that I felt sad for several days reading it If I try to picture myself in her shoes I would have never behaved the way she did makes one think how different people are from each otherAnd that also makes me give full credit to Simonen on his writing skills He makes his characters seem very real and brings out the vulnerabilities of the characters very strikingly well be it the victim or the perpetrator of crime The only aspect that makes me not want to read Maigret is that each story is inherently sad based on sad characters or there is sadness throughout the background p 43 What do we doAll Maigret could do was shrug and sayWe waitThe essence of Maigret This is a very interesting case in the police stories about Chief Inspector Maigret by Georges Simenon Set almost entirely in Paris. Comme lutteur forain Janvier leur passait les papiers une plume et maintenant u’ils venaient enfin de lâcher le morceau ils ne se donnaient plus la peine de discuter ne lisaient même pas le procès verbal de leur interrogatoire et signaient d’un air dégoûtéL’horloge de marbre maruait trois heures et uelues minutes et la plupart des bureaux du uai des Orfèvres étaient plongés dan. .
Another entry in my Maigret marathonI loved this story And Than Ever The Character than ever the character Maigret I also enjoyed the Parisian setting and the ambiance of the various neighborhoods each distinct from the Others As Neighborhoods Are I Felt Transported as neighborhoods are I felt transported another time and place and it was a good visitIn this story Maigret is investigating the murder of a young girl "WHOSE IDENTITY IS UNKNOWN HE BECOMES FASCINATED WITH THE "identity is unknown He becomes fascinated with the of the girl than with solving the case As usual his method is to become immersed in the lives of the victims and the people surrounding them until the identity of the killer comes into view like that of a photograph developing an analogy he himself uses in this book He often seems to go into a kind of trance where all the facts simmer and ultimately come together for him and so he solves the caseI would have given this story 5 stars except that I was disappointed in the ending It made sense but was not for me emotionally satisfying However as I find with all the Maigrets I ve read so far its the characters and the settings and the workings of Maigret that are the important aspects of the books and what makes them so interesting and fun for meIf you haven t tried any of these books I strongly suggest you do especially if you like mysteries or romanticize the Paris of the pastI also would love it if anyone who has read any of the series could recommend any particular ones to meNow I m on to Maigret and the Good People of Montparnasse Inspector Maigret 58 Dramatisation with Denholm ElliottWL The Man Who Watched Trains Go By3 Maigret in Society3 The Blue RoomWL My Friend Maigret Maigret 313 The Saint Fiacre Affair3 Maigret in Montmartre3 Maigret Has Scruples3 Maigret Bides His Time3 Striptease3 Maigret Sets A Trap3 Maigret and the Young Girl Here we first meet the long suffering and much suffered Lognon the hard luck cop who s never appreciated with good reason He s always working hard but not in the way he s asked Carry an umbrella in the pouring rain Why when slogging it out under the spring downpours is the best way to prove his devotion to duty or so he thinks A strange slow police procedural in which Le Patron spends most of the story sitting in his office making phone calls and gathering intelligence from the boys until he stops at a bar and recognises the bar man So slow is the case that even Ma. Maigret bâilla poussa les papiers vers le bout du bureau – Signez ça les enfants et vous pourrez aller vous coucher Les « enfants » étaient probablement les trois gaillards les plus durs à cuire ui fussent passés par la P J depuis un an L’un d’eux celui u’on appelait Dédé avait l’aspect d’un gorille et le plus fluet ui avait un œil au beurre noir aurait pu gagner sa vie.