The writing is good enough but the mystery and plot itself is rather mundane and boring. I didn't like this one very much at all. A woman has been discovered dead aboard a narrow boat. She is draped in expensive jewels. In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! Fans of Miss Jane Marple or Chief Inspector Morse might want to explore Simenon novels for their next favorite series. And no one had heard a thing! It's a rear occasion when murderer tends to be more likable than his victims. This fixation is partially explained by the fact that Simenon was fond of boats, and spent six months in 1928 around the time this book was written navigating the rivers and canals of France, and thus had a commanding knowledge into such activities.
Instead, the persistent Maigret uses psychology and an understanding that criminals are people like anyone else. There are a number of potential suspects and motives, but as I said, once the case was solved, I couldn't help but feel sorry for the murderer, and I think it would take someone with a heart of stone to feel otherwise. Some creations must live forever. The Carter of La Providence is a slow burner, and while Maigret follows the details of the case, it will once again be his knowledge of human nature that will solve it. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe.
The most addictive of writers. Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence. In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake. Possibly what I appreciated most of this book is the atmosphere that Simenon is capable to re-create in the story, everything on it sounds genuine. There is no dramatic murder, the group of suspects who all have equal motives and opportunities, the red herrings thrown all over the place and the final suspenseful chapter when the sleuth tears away the mask from the face of the most unlikely suspect with the panache of a magician producing the proverbial rabbit from the hat. He discovers, however, that people are pretty much the same everywhere, and that the usual motives apply to all of them.
She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. Vladimir, an expatriate White Russian and former sailor, who is the Colonel's special attendant, and has full run of the yacht. I love this story as it introduces you to all the qualities of my favourite police officer; which other fictional detective have often shared in more recent offerings. And no one had heard a thing! As the narrative progresses, Maigret cycles miles and miles back and forth along the canal, digging up one clue after another in true bulldog fashion even though he's French! In 1923 he began publishing under various pseudonyms, and in 1929 began the Inspector Maigret series which helped elevate him to a household name in continental Europe. The ghastly finger marks around her neck indicate a crime of passion.
What was the woman doing here? And yet here she is dead, hastily, ineptly buried in the straw. Charles, was published in 1972. All he had seen of it so far was one profile. The problem with Maigret is that he doesn't show how his mind work. The two carters had not woken up. Sometimes when I've finished a book and have all the relevant information in my head, I can't help but to feel sorry for the villain, and that's certainly the case in this second novel in Simenon's Maigret series. When I clicked on newest ebook additions at my library I was a lucky girl to get one of the first five Inspector Maigret books available there.
A well-dressed woman, Mary Lampson, has been found strangled in a stable nearby. The fourth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, in a gripping new translation by David Coward. How did she get there, and why? The two carters had not woken up. Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence. K p The Carter of 'La Providence' 9780141393469 av Georges Simenon p Bokus. It is the oppressive, hard-working, hard-drinking life of the canal that Simenon evokes so powerfully.
I didn't like this one very much at all. Georges Simenon was twenty-eight years old when he published this very enjoyable book in 1931. And yet here she is dead, hastily, ineptly buried in the straw. In questo romanzo ci presenta un mondo a lui ben noto, quello dei canali di transito delle navi, visto che per due anni ha navigato per quei luoghi della Francia e della Germania con sua moglie e da cui sono nati i suoi primi due romanzi del commissario Maigret. Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows—or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence. A unique teller of tales.
He makes me think of Chekhov. They have experienced various traumas that have changed the topography of the skin. The incongruous title of the book also indicated that this was not a whodunit but a whydunit. Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. A woman's corpse is found near one of the locks in a stable, hastily concealed in the hay.
One of the several English titles this book has gone under was Maigret Meets a Milord, and a leading figure here is a retired English colonel from the Indian Army, Sir Walter Lampson. He's either innocent or a very good liar. In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! Yes, yes, I know it never happens in real life - but I do not read mysteries This is my first Maigret, and it failed to wow me in the same way that English mysteries do. Collect this and other novels in the Inspector Maigret series, now available in thrilling new English translations. As the orgies, drinking, and hedonistic lifestyle of herself and her companions come to light, Maigret finds it more and more difficult to feel respect for the victim. Some creations must live forever. Her cowed eyes, her way of gliding noiselessly about without bumping into things, of quivering nervously at the slightest word, were the very image of a scullery maid accustomed to hardship.
She looks like the type of woman who does her lovemaking on silk sheets with a glass of champagne close to hand. It might be the translation from French to English that makes the story hard to follow but whatever the cause this is not Simenon's best work. Some have the smell of whisky, eau de Cologne, a woman and the sounds of gramophone records…. When I clicked on newest ebook additions at my library I was a lucky girl to get one of the first five Inspector Maigret books available there. The Detective Chief Inspector Maigret of the Flying Squad searches for clues. Marvelously readable--lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the world he creates. As Maigret attempts to unravel the mystery, barges -- including perhaps a murderer -- are passing the scene daily as they progress through the lock system of the river.