Maigret in Vichy: Inspector Maigret #68 PDF Ü in

Maigret in Vichy: Inspector Maigret #68 PDF Ü in Inspector Maigret and his wife are on holiday in Vichy, a resort town in south central France renowned for its spas and medicinal waters Maigret had been feeling out of sorts and had consulted his physician before leaving Paris, who recommended Maigret to a colleague of his, Dr Rian, whose practice was in Vichy Maigret later met with Rian, who recommended a regimen consisting of daily walks which he and Madame Maigret did together daily , a healthy diet, and drinking of Vichy s pure water S Inspector Maigret and his wife are on holiday in Vichy, a resort town in south central France renowned for its spas and medicinal waters Maigret had been feeling out of sorts and had consulted his physician before leaving Paris, who recommended Maigret to a colleague of his, Dr Rian, whose practice was in Vichy Maigret later met with Rian, who recommended a regimen consisting of daily walks which he and Madame Maigret did together daily , a healthy diet, and drinking of Vichy s pure water So, no beer, sausage, and a cut down on smoking from his beloved pipe for Maigret.Maigret s holiday is anything but humdrum, when he becomes indirectly involved in a case by the local police authorities whose chief, Lecoeur, had once served under him in Paris in which a woman was found strangled to death in a residence she owned It so happened that Maigret had seen this woman sometimes referred to in the book as the lady in lilac , reflective of the outfit she was wearing when Maigret espied her in public once days earlier whilst walking with his wife For Maigret, the lady in lilac was not simply the victim of a murder, nor a person who had led a particular type of existence He was beginning to know her and he was trying, almost unwittingly, to learnabout her All in all, this was a breezy and thought provoking story I enjoyed the experience Commissarie Maigret, Simenon s inimitable detective in a large number of books, is in Vichy with his wife, taking the waters , for health reasons Their rest and recuperation is, however, cut short, when one of the guests is murdered. Onestop is now complete on my grand sampling tour of the great fictional detectives of 20th century fiction with the completion of my first Detective Maigret novel I realize, of course, that a reader can hardly get a good feel for a character such as this by only reading a single novel of the set After all, author Georges Simenon wrote some seventy five novels and twenty eight short stories about Maigret which were published between 1931 and 1972 and there have been several radio and TV Onestop is now complete on my grand sampling tour of the great fictional detectives of 20th century fiction with the completion of my first Detective Maigret novel I realize, of course, that a reader can hardly get a good feel for a character such as this by only reading a single novel of the set After all, author Georges Simenon wrote some seventy five novels and twenty eight short stories about Maigret which were published between 1931 and 1972 and there have been several radio and TV adaptations as well But for all of that, I had never picked up a Maigret novel until now.Jules Maigret, or simply Maigret to most people, including his wife, is a French police detective, actually a commissaire or commissioner of the Paris Brigade Criminelle The character is reportedly heavily influenced by real life Chief Inspector Marcel Guillaume, said to be the greatest French detective of his day Published in 1967, this particular novel, Maigret in Vichy it has also born the title Maigret Takes the Waters in some versions comes near the end of the entire series Maigret and his wife are vacationing in Vichy where his doctor has advised he relax and engage in the lavish spa and healthful waters of the region He notices a mysterious lady in lavender and when said lady is found murdered, the local police engage his famous detective skills to aid them in their case I will say that I enjoyed this reading experiencethan I had expected I found the style to be easy and straight forward and I rather enjoyed the leisurely pace of Detective Maigret s lifestyle at this point in his career It s quite a different pace than themodern day thriller mysteries which I have been reading lately The plot was interesting, albeit straightforward with some old fashioned hard work by the police required to solve the case As a character, Maigret is pleasant to spend time with and I would enjoy doing so again A Maigret with a difference Maigret is actually enjoying some vacation time with Madame, having been sent to the famous spa to take the waters It reminded me strongly of my own visits to a Spanish watering place in the 1980s a small town with few shops, lots of hotels and boarding houses, not much to do but walk around or sit on conveniently placed benches and watch other people walk by and take things easy Which is the point.I love the way Maigret and Madame slide seamlessly into a new exis A Maigret with a difference Maigret is actually enjoying some vacation time with Madame, having been sent to the famous spa to take the waters It reminded me strongly of my own visits to a Spanish watering place in the 1980s a small town with few shops, lots of hotels and boarding houses, not much to do but walk around or sit on conveniently placed benches and watch other people walk by and take things easy Which is the point.I love the way Maigret and Madame slide seamlessly into a new existence by the third day they have their little routines down pat and enjoy sticking to them This time, not even a murder can make Maigret want to take over the investigation he has no jurisidiction and for once he likes it that way He sits in on a couple of interrogations, but only because he trained the officer in charge, back in the day the felicitously named Desir Lecoeur In the back of his mind he is always aware of Madame waiting for him at one of the rendezvous on their daily itinerary What unfolds is a tale of deception with an interesting denouement that felt cut short, and this cost the fifth star for me While I enjoy the lighter touch of the later Maigret stories, this one suffers from numerous typos, particularly dropped words, which should have been caught in the proof reading Otherwise an enjoyably lighter, escapist addition to the series. So I came across Maigret in ABC TV They have a couple of long episodes based on Maigret books and it was really good And it was so funny to see Mr Bean as a serious French police chief initially I do like it and hope the series continues.This is my first Maigret book and it s one where he is on holiday Enjoyed the slow read and the thought processes My online library has a fewbut not any of the earlier books so I ll check out one soon with Maigret in charge of the investigation. This was a very different Maigret and though, still very enjoyable, I personally could not make my mind up whether I preferred the normal Maigret stories Here, he is in Vichy, taking a break, and despite guiding the local police when a woman is found murdered near to where he is staying and in whom he had taken an interest, it s not the usual Maigret However, still very good and the plot had me guessing which, is what you want in what is essentially a whodunnit You also got to witness a bit This was a very different Maigret and though, still very enjoyable, I personally could not make my mind up whether I preferred the normal Maigret stories Here, he is in Vichy, taking a break, and despite guiding the local police when a woman is found murdered near to where he is staying and in whom he had taken an interest, it s not the usual Maigret However, still very good and the plot had me guessing which, is what you want in what is essentially a whodunnit You also got to witness a bitvulnerability in Maigret which I don t know if I wanted to see, it makes him maybehuman and having read a number of previous Maigrets, it s apparent that he is quite vulnerable Similarly, the relationship between him and his wife wasexplored and again, I don t know if it added or detracted If you have read several Maigret then by all means, pick this up it s a nice diversion If you are new to Maigret, read thetraditional stories first This is one of my favorite late Maigret mysteries it was published in 1968 The outcome becomes clear about two thirds of the way through the narrative, but the perpetrator of the murder in the book becomes a very sympathetic character, as is often the case with the Maigret tales Maigret or Simenon uncovers the complex psychological truths of his characters, and no one is ever depicted in black and white I believe I must have almost 100 Simenon books on my shelves, for the simple reason th This is one of my favorite late Maigret mysteries it was published in 1968 The outcome becomes clear about two thirds of the way through the narrative, but the perpetrator of the murder in the book becomes a very sympathetic character, as is often the case with the Maigret tales Maigret or Simenon uncovers the complex psychological truths of his characters, and no one is ever depicted in black and white I believe I must have almost 100 Simenon books on my shelves, for the simple reason that they are beautifully, succinctly written and marvelously insightful into people s characters I should say, too, that the flavor of Vichy is captured in such a vivid way I want to take the cure there myself There are only a few books left unpublished in the delightful Penguin retranslations of these stories, and I dread their end The father of contemporary European detective fiction Ann Cleeves What else did they have to do with their days They ambled around casually From time to time, they paused, not because they were out of breath but to admire a tree, a house, the play of light and shadow, or a faceWhile taking a much needed rest cure in Vichy with his wife, Maigret feels compelled to help with a local investigation, unravelling the secrets of the spa town s elegant inhabitantsThis novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Takes the Waters His artistry is supreme John Banville One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century Guardian There s something about Maigret that s so much at odds with the typical American or English detective story There s no convenient ensemble of suspects, narrowed down through logic and inspiration Rather there s plodding police work and an acceptance of the inevitable, reinforced here by the resort town surroundings, endlessly repetitive, but somehow comforting in their consistency At the center of it all is a real inquiry into what drives people and Maigret s desire to understand both the cri There s something about Maigret that s so much at odds with the typical American or English detective story There s no convenient ensemble of suspects, narrowed down through logic and inspiration Rather there s plodding police work and an acceptance of the inevitable, reinforced here by the resort town surroundings, endlessly repetitive, but somehow comforting in their consistency At the center of it all is a real inquiry into what drives people and Maigret s desire to understand both the criminals and victims

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