Maigret Is Afraid

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Penguin, Nov 7, 2017 - Fiction - 176 pages
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Maigret stumbles upon a series of murders in Fontenay-le-Comte while visiting an old school friend. The forty-second book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

On his way home from a conference, Maigret stops to visit an old school friend in Fontenay-le-Comte. A man in the same train car introduces himself and asks if Maigret has come to help solve the murder case. In fact, the man’s brother-in-law had been murdered four days earlier, followed by the murder of a local widow in the same way, a blow to the head with a pipe. While Maigret is in town, a third murder is reported. Maigret soon discovers that there are two warring factions in the town, a clear class separation, and an air of suspicion that only he can put to rest.
 

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User Review  - MrsLee - LibraryThing

Perhaps it's the translation, but I didn't love this. I didn't hate it either, but it was not memorable. I do like the way the author sets the scene and puts you into the world, but the people of the world don't live for me. The mystery was O.K., though not earth-shaking. Read full review

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Contents

A Train Journey in the Rain
The Rabbitfur Seller
The School Teacher Who Never Slept
The Italian Woman with Bruises
The Game of Bridge
The Tenthirty Mass
Louises Treasure
The Invalid of GrosNoyer
Vintage Napoleon Brandy
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Georges Simenon (1903–1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.

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