By Georges Simenon
Inspector Maigret, after ruling out the potential for specialist homicide and having his spotless attractiveness referred to as into query, solves the difficult homicide of a nightclub proprietor who before everything look turns out to haven't any enemies. Translated by means of Robert Eglesfield. (Default)
One of the world’s so much profitable crime writers, Georges Simenon has overjoyed secret fanatics around the globe in view that 1931 together with his matchless construction Inspector Maigret.
A out of the ordinary writer and his extraordinary personality Georges Simenon was once by way of many criteria the main winning writer of the 20 th century, and the nature he created, Inspector Jules Maigret, who made him wealthy and recognized, ranks in basic terms after Sherlock Holmes because the world's most sensible identified fictional detective. there's not anything usual concerning the lifetime of Georges Simenon, and he and his works were the topic of innumerable books and articles. The Maigret tales are not like the other detective tales — the crime and the main points of unraveling it are usually much less significant to our curiosity than Maigret's trip during the discovery of the solid of characters... in the direction of an realizing of guy. Simenon stated he was once captivated with a look for the "naked man" — guy with no his cultural protecting colour, and he his quest as a lot within the Maigrets as in his "hard" novels.
Although so much of Simenon's paintings comes in English, it used to be initially written in French. Simenon was once born and raised in Belgium, and whereas Paris used to be "the city" for him, the house of Maigret, he was once 'an international,' an international vacationer who moved frequently and lived for a few years in France, the USA, and Switzerland.
Because he wrote in French, and for the main half lived in French-speaking international locations, lots of the books and journal articles approximately him have been written in French to boot. not like his personal books in spite of the fact that, lots of those have by no means been on hand in translation. simply because Simenon lived to be approximately ninety, and left a legacy of 1000's of books — from which greater than 50 motion pictures were made, besides enormous quantities of tv episodes — there's a lot to assemble, to envision, to reveal and speak about. (trussel.com)
During a quiet spell in June, M meets Lucas within the Brasserie Dauphine. he's with Antonio Farano, whose brother-in-law Émile Boulay, who owns night-clubs in Montmartre and at the Champs-Élysées, has disappeared. days later his physique is located close to Père Lachaise cemetery. He'd been strangled and saved someplace for the 2 days. Boulay used to be a conscientious businessman, and there's no hint of enemies of the novice style, who'd strangle and carry onto a physique. M visits the kinfolk and talks to a doorman, Mickey Boubée, yet there are not any clues. He interviews the accountant, Jules Raison, yet there seems not anything in that path both. but if he learns that Jean-Charles Gaillard, Boulay's legal professional, lives within the course he'd headed that evening, M's interest is aroused. He begins to enquire, and learns that his vehicle were in for maintenance among the time of the homicide and the dumping of the physique, and he's confident. He demands documents of Gaillard's circumstances, and learns that he "picked his consumers well". M calls one, Gaston Mauran, in to his place of work, and shortly learns that Gaillard had extorted an additional 1,000 francs from him, "to repay Maigret". in the meantime Torrence has stated that Gaillard had introduced his vehicle to a car-wash. He has the automobile and Gaillard introduced in. M is livid. He confronts Gaillard, no longer letting him utter a be aware, and has him despatched off to the Depôt. the subsequent morning he learns he'd hung himself in his phone. Boulay, dissatisfied simply because he'd paid 5,000 to Gaillard yet nonetheless been referred to as in to Police Headquarters for wondering, and fearful approximately undesirable exposure, had doubtless threatened to bare the proof. Gaillard had had a playing habit... (trussel.com)
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Ich wollte nicht, dass alle Leute denken, ich wäre deswegen sauer. Aber sie merkte wohl, dass es nicht in Ordnung war, denn sie sagte: «Tut mir leid. » Ich sagte nichts. Nicht nur deshalb, weil ich noch ein bisschen verärgert war. Sondern vor allem, weil ich ihr noch nie so nahe gewesen war. Sie stand genau vor mir, und der Raum war klein, und wir waren ganz allein. Sie roch nach so einem süßlichen Parfüm, und das benebelte mich völlig. » Dann lächelte sie total nett und ging hinaus. Kapitel 4 An diesem Abend spielte das Rothaarige wieder verrückt.
Gestorben war es aber auch nicht. Es sah so aus, als würde es einfach schlafen, und ich begann mich zu fragen, was passieren würde, wenn es tatsächlich aufwacht. Ich wollte nicht runterkommen und die Tür aufschließen und einem wildgewordenen Vieh gegenüberstehen. Dann fiel mir der große Maschendrahtverschlag im Hauptkeller ein, in dem mein Papa immer die Flaschenkisten gelagert hat, damit Einbrecher nicht so leicht an sie rankamen. Erst überlegte ich, das Vieh wieder aus dem Abteil und in den Verschlag zu schleppen, aber die Idee gefiel mir nicht.
Keine Figur hat mir beim Schreiben so wenig Mühe gemacht wie Nigel, was bei näherer Betrachtung etwas bedenklich ist. Ein Comic-Fan und fernsehsüchtiger Einzelgänger, dem nicht einmal bewusst ist, dass das, was er tut, falsch ist, ja der gar nicht versteht, warum er es tut. Und der, trotz der Vorgänge in seinem Keller, Angst hat, nachts auf die Straße zu gehen, weil ihm ein «Irrer» auflauern könnte. Da Tiere nach Voyeur erschien, einem feinsinnigen Thriller aus der Sicht eines kultivierten und hochgebildeten Kunsthändlers, wussten viele Leute nicht so recht, wie sie auf Nigel oder auf das Buch reagieren sollten.
Maigret Loses His Temper by Georges Simenon