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Maigret Goes Home (English and French Edition) epub

by Robert Baldick,Georges Simenon


Maigret Goes Home (English and French Edition) epub

ISBN: 0151551502

ISBN13: 978-0151551507

Author: Robert Baldick,Georges Simenon

Category: Thriller and Mystery

Subcategory: Mystery

Language: English French

Publisher: Harcourt; 1st U.S. ed edition (September 1, 1989)

Pages: 139 pages

ePUB book: 1418 kb

FB2 book: 1134 kb

Rating: 4.2

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Maigret Goes Home (French: L'Affaire Saint-Fiacre) is a 1932 detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon featuring his character Jules Maigret. Maigret is called back to his home village to try to prevent a crime being committed

Maigret Goes Home (French: L'Affaire Saint-Fiacre) is a 1932 detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon featuring his character Jules Maigret. Maigret is called back to his home village to try to prevent a crime being committed. It was also released as Maigret on Home Ground and Maigret and the Countess. Jean Gabin played the part of Maigret in a film adaptation in 1959 called Maigret et l'Affaire Saint-Fiacre.

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Maigret at the Crossroads (French: La Nuit du carrefour) is a detective novel by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon. Published in 1931, it is one of the earliest novels to feature Inspector Maigret in the role of the chief police investigator, a character that has since become one of the best-known detectives in fiction. The plot of the novel is driven by the murder of Isaac Goldberg, a Jewish diamond merchant, in a place outside Paris known as the Three Widows' Crossroads.

Maigret Goes Home (published in 1932, first published in English in 1940) is among the best stories by Simenon that . Translated by Robert Baldick.

Maigret Goes Home (published in 1932, first published in English in 1940) is among the best stories by Simenon that I have encountered. It takes place in 1928, early in Maigret's career, and involves a unique visit to Maigret's childhood home, the village of Saint-Fiacre.

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Maigret discovers that things are never the same if you go back, when an anonymous letter draws him to his place of birth. Adapted for radio by Frederick Bradnum. Maurice Denham - Chief Inspector Jules Maigret. Michael Gough - Georges Simenon. Brian Haines - Inspector Lucas. Sean Barrett - Inspector Janvier. Michael Spice - Maurice de Saint-Fiacre. Cyril Shaps - Gautier. Anthony Danielle - Émile Gautier. Clifford Norgate - Jean Métayer. Hector Ross - Dr. Bouchardon. Michael Deacon - The Priest. Produced and directed by Glyn Dearman.

Maigret Goes Home book. Georges Simenon has crafted another delightful Maigret page-turner. As in Agatha Christie’s 1950 novel, A Murder Is Announced, the murderer announces the crime beforehand. Nevertheless I enjoyed the book for its vivid portrait of a French country village where all life centers on the comings and goings of the local noble. Maigret knows this village well because it's the one where he grew up, the son of the estate manager for the Count of Saint-Fiacre.

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com: Maigret Goes Home: A fine copy in fine dustjacket. Translated from the French by Robert Baldick. ISBN 10: 0151551502, ISBN 13: 9780151551507. Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, New York, 1989. From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB (Schenectady, NY, .

Alerted to a possible crime, Chief Inspector Maigret returns to the village of his birth and witnesses the mysterious onset of hard times for the town's aristocrats
The Moulin police receive an anonymous note that "a crime will be committed in the church at Saint-Fiacre during the first mass on All Souls Day." They forward the note to Paris, assuming it's a practical joke.

But Saint Fiacre is Maigret's hometown, and he decides to attend that mass.

Sure enough, the Countess of Saint-Fiacre drops dead in church. The doctor diagnoses heart failure, but how to explain the note that foretold this natural death? Was the failure of her heart somehow induced? And by whom?

Wonderful complications ensue. The young heir is a good-for-nothing playboy in need of money. The secretary was actually the lover of the aging countess. Even the village priest is behaving strangely.

Curiously, it's the suspects themselves who solve the mystery more than Maigret, whose presence alone is somehow enough to bring out the truth.

An excellent Maigret subtly enriched by the Chief Inspector's nostalgic flashbacks.
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Maigret Goes Home (published in 1932, first published in English in 1940) is among the best stories by Simenon that I have encountered. It takes place in 1928, early in Maigret's career, and involves a unique visit to Maigret's childhood home, the village of Saint-Fiacre. Maigret Goes Home is a compelling story, one in which the mystery puzzle, the characters themselves, their psychology, and the intriguing locale all share front stage.

Maigret is investigating an anonymous note warning that a death will occur during the first Mass on All Soul's Day at Saint-Fiacre. With Maigret in attendance, Countess de Saint-Fiacre dies during the mass from heart failure. Maigret is convinced of foul play, but evidence is lacking.

The aristocratic family of de Saint-Fiacre has suffered financial and moral decline since the death of Count some years ago. As Maigret's investigation proceeds, his disappointment with his childhood home grows. Nonetheless, Maigret's remains influenced by vestiges of his childhood admiration for the imposing Count de Saint-Fiacre, now dead for many years. The suspects are many, and the ending is less predictable than some Maigret stories.

My copy of Maigret Goes Home is a good quality, standard size paperback published by Harvest Books in 1990. Translated by Robert Baldick. The inside cover lists about forty Maigret titles available from Harvest Books. For those new to Georges Simenon, he wrote 75 novels and 28 short stories involving the highly popular Maigret from 1931 to 1972.

Note: Simenon did not adhere to a strict chronological sequence. That is, later stories often returned to a younger Maigret. Furthermore, many Maigret stories were not translated to English until many years after their release in France. Consequently, the English publication date is not a reliable indication to the time period of a particular Maigret story.