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by Georges Simenon

eBook Maigret and the Fortuneteller download ISBN: 0156551632
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Harcourt; 1st U.S. Ed edition (May 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 140
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Category: Mystery
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Maigret and the Fortuneteller book. About forty pages into Maigret and the Fortuneteller (in French, Signé Picpus), Simenon muses about the very confusing tangle of evidence and large cast of suspicious characters: This was the most discouraging moment in a case. The characters were beginning to take shape, the stage was more or less set, but the actors' parts seemed as yet unrelated.

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Discover Georges Simenon, one of Belgium’s most celebrated writers, and the 10 must-reads from his famous 'Maigret' . Once again, Simenon succeeds in conveying Maigret’s emotions and processes of thought with tact

Discover Georges Simenon, one of Belgium’s most celebrated writers, and the 10 must-reads from his famous 'Maigret' collection. Once again, Simenon succeeds in conveying Maigret’s emotions and processes of thought with tact. His character manages pulling off being emotional but also being cool at the same time, and the accuracy and depth of the descriptions of both places and people are simply mesmerising. Mon Ami Maigret’ (My Friend Maigret) – 1949.

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Penguin Books published new translations of 75 books in the series over as many months; .

Penguin Books published new translations of 75 books in the series over as many months; the project was begun in November 2013, by translators David Bellos, Anthea Bell, and Ros Schwartz. a pipe, a bowler hat, a thick overcoat. Félicie est là. 1944.

Inspector Maigret of the Paris police is confronted here with the murder of fortuneteller Marie Picard-a death mysteriously foretold by timid real-estate clerk Joseph Mascouvin, who has since attempted suicide.

Inspector Maigret of the Paris police is confronted here with the murder of fortuneteller Marie Picard-a death mysteriously foretold by timid real-estate clerk Joseph Mascouvin, who has since attempted suicide

Georges Simenon MAIGRET AND THE MINISTER Translated by ROS SCHWARTZ Contents 1. The Explosive . Maigret and the minister. Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century’.

Georges Simenon MAIGRET AND THE MINISTER Translated by ROS SCHWARTZ Contents 1. The Explosive Calame Report 2. The Telephone Call from the President 3. The Stranger. Intense atmosphere and resonant detai. ake Simenon’s fiction remarkably like life’. A truly wonderful write. arvellously readable – lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the world he creates’.

Inspector Maigret investigates the death of fortuneteller Mademoiselle Jeanne, a case remarkable for its wealth of unconnected suspects and fragmentary clues
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Maveri
Most of the many Superintendent Maigret stories are excellent, but "Maigret and the Fortune Teller" stands a bit above the average in its plot and characters. The short novel begins with the murder of a sometime fortuneteller whose prospective death is reported to Maigret and the Police Judiciare in advance of the event. The crime investigation leads the estimable Superintendent to number of strange characters who all seem up to dodgy enterprises, but nothing related to the murder. Over time, Maigret connects the dots in one of the more original, interlocking crime stories that you will come across in the genre. As with the best of the Maigret stories, the conclusion of the book is not clear until the last page or two, and there are some zingers held in reserve til the finish.

"Fortuneteller" was published in 1944, but as was his habit, prolific author Georges Simenon makes no reference to WWII, the German occupation or any other events of the moment in this novel. The action all takes place in the well-explored neighborhoods of Paris, and as always, the look and feel of the place is skillfully evoked by Simenon. There is Gallic wit and irony interwoven throughout this book. The bourgeoisie are skewered as is often the case, and sympathy for the disadvantaged is clearly expressed. A very satisfying read and highly recommended.
Bedy
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Jerinovir
I'm working my way through the Inspector Maigret books, and this one is pretty good. I just didn't think it one of his best, but I think most Maigret fans will enjoy this story too.
Vuzahn
Maigret and the Fortuneteller is the 44th adventure of Inspector Jules Maigret, the Parisian detective created by Belgian author Georges Simenon. It was originally published in 1944 under the French title of Signé Picpus. It has also been published in English under the title of To Any Lengths.

As the story opens, Maigret and his men have most of the fortune tellers in Paris placed under surveillance. Earlier that day, a clerk named Mascouvin is dining at a café when he decides to write a letter. He asks the waiter for paper, ink, and a blotter. On the previously used blotter he finds the impression of a note from someone named Picpus stating that he is going to kill a fortune teller that evening. Mascouvin takes the blotter to the police, and a mad scramble ensues to find the intended victim before the crime is committed. This premise may seem a bit incredible to the 21st-century reader. The idea that the police would grant such urgent attention to so thin lead is dubious, but perhaps in the 1940s death threats weren’t tossed about as casually as they are these days. Despite the questionable setup, the mystery that follows is a good one. The police are unable to prevent the murder, leaving Maigret with a perplexing case to solve.

I’ve read several of the Maigret books, and this is one of the best ones I’ve encountered so far. The novels in this series sometimes read like straightforward just-the-facts procedurals, albeit with deeper psychological undertones, but in this book Simenon experiments a bit with the usual template. Here and there he takes literary license with the chronology. The first chapter described above, for example, opens in mid-investigation, and only through flashbacks do we figure out the purpose of the fortune teller dragnet. One chapter opens with a beautifully written montage in which all the characters of the story wake up simultaneously in various neighborhoods of Paris under vastly different circumstances. In other novels, I’ve found that Maigret’s investigative method often amounts to little more than lingering amongst the suspects and intimidating them until someone cracks. In this book, however, he really does some crafty detective work to solve the case. Some judicious stream-of-consciousness passages let us in on his thought process as he unravels the tangled web of clues. The way in which all of the various characters end up being connected in the end is truly ingenious and unexpected.

One of the things I enjoy most about the Maigret novels is the glimpse that they offer into French life. Simenon’s perspective is much more frank and authentic than the romanticized images of Paris that we get from English-language authors. Most of the story takes place in Paris, with a brief trip to Morsang, a riverside weekend getaway spot which was also the setting of Maigret and the Tavern by the Seine. In the way he reveals French society through his novels, Simenon is like a modern Balzac. By including characters of every conceivable background, class, and walk of life, the cumulative creation of Maigret’s world amounts to a sort of 20th-century Comédie Humaine.

Whether you’re a fan of Maigret, or just a mystery genre enthusiast who’s new to Simenon’s works, you’ll find much to enjoy in this book. It’s simply a well-crafted, engaging whodunit.
Marirne
but if they weren't such fools, there would be no need for policemen." --Jules Maigret

In a trim, athletically-paced novel of only 140 pages, Simenon packs enough twists and turns to fill a work three times as long. Brevity and conciseness is always one of this author's great charms. And his prolific literary output is perhaps a key to understanding why, unlike many contemporary authors, Simenon didn't need to pad, stuff, and bloat his novels to a sloppy obesity. He had more than enough ideas to fill a hundred books--and he did.

This one begins with the brutal murder of a fortuneteller during a Paris heat wave. In the same apartment where the body is found, a helpless, dazed old man is also discovered, locked away in a separate room. What makes the case even more bizarre is that Maigret had received prior information that a fortuneteller was going to be murdered somewhere in Paris. Now that prediction has become a reality and the hunt for the killer is on.

But if the case seems a puzzler from the start, it's only going to get more puzzling as it unfolds. The first thing Maigret decides to do is escape the broiling city and spend the weekend in the countryside with Madame Maigret. It's a working vacation, of course. For Maigret, who begins this investigation in his typical oblique fashion, is angling in on the culprit from the most unexpected of directions, eventually catching both killer--and reader--unaware.

Simenon perfected a personalized form of the classic mystery tale and he brings it off to great success here. Succinct and satisfying, "Maigret and the Fortuneteller" is smart fun.