(Ebook Kostenlos) [Maigret et les témoins récalcitrants] Autor Georges Simenon
Lachaume s Biscuits is an
old firm but it is going bankrupt The family estate is falling down but is firm but it is going bankrupt The family estate is falling down but is ccupied by the family The parents are in their 70s and doddering and the two sons are running the show The younger son Armand and his wife Paulette are falling ut and the lder son L nard is a widower One evening he is shot dead and who dunnit Maigret is saddled with an uppity young investigating judge who wants to control the investigation but does he have the smarts to solve it After all he buys into the
Notion That It Was that it was by a burglar which Maigret can see is a crude ruse to throw ff the investigation Another masterclass in writing crime fiction from Simenon In this short novel he not nly fleshes ut his hero Maigret with his mood approaching retirement and his frustration at having to deal with a new young magistrate and an apparently bstructive lawyer but he gives a vivid picture f a family f biscuit manufacturers who as their business is failing have retreated into a large gloomy house where time has apparently stood still The head f the firm is murdered but why are the family such reluctant witnesses Whilst his Inspectors do the leg work Maigret himself does the head work in an understated reticent way and Simenon leads the reader along with Maigret s mental processes so that the mystery gradually unfolds through interviews dialogue and contemplation No explosions Greetings! or high drama but an intensely satisfying study in family and human relationships individual psychology and a combinationf careful construction and concise writing ably conveyed by an
excellent translation Another great read and if you are not already a devotee how lucky you are that you have so translation Another great read and if you are not already a devotee how lucky you are that you have so Maigret novels to discover Maigret is feeling ld Simenon has never followed a consistent timeline but here Maigret is nce again not long Tribeca off retirement manyf his sparring partners from his career have already gone and he finds himself surrounded by a younger generation In particular he is plagued with a novice examining magistrate who insists n close and personal involvement in the investigation Maigret is also suffering a little both physically and emotionally his health and stamina are declining Paris is changing the bars are being modernized police procedures are being updated even the weather seems not like it used to be This story concerns the death f the head Blue Streak of anld established Parisian biscuit manufacturer who is found dead shot in his bedroom apparently as the result The Asketikon of St Basil the Great of a bungled burglary The biscuit business is nearly bankrupt the dysfunctional family that run it barely cooperate with the investigation and Maigret has to try and make progress as best he can with a spaniel at his heels The declinef the ancient business and family a proxy for Maigret and his methods maybe In the end it was all about money the rich woman who married into the family and who has kept it afloat wanting a divorce the family keen to stop her and an accident ccurred followed by a cover up Good story though and as usual brilliantly written Maigret can t f course retire we have some twenty books to go As always I enjoyed this little Maigret mystery although I didn t find it to be in the top tier f Simenon s utput The plot is a bit intricate and sometimes confusing to follow Maigret is called to the crumbling home Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time of the Lachaume family known for their wafer manufacturing company with a reputation dating back to 1817 Leonard Lachaume the current headf the family business has been found shot in his bed He lived with his aged parents his preteen son his brother his brother s wealthy wife and a hunchbacked servant almost as Thoroughly Disarmed old and decrepit as the houseUnfortunately earlyn Maigret s investigation is impeded because he is being watched by a young magistrate Angelot who is allergic to Maigret s intuitive style and the Lachaume s family lawyer Radel Thus he is not able to ask the uestions he would like nor get a feel for the inner workings f this strangely tight lipped familyDiscovered nly later in the course After the Ashes of Maigret s investigations is V roniue Lachaume the wayward daughter who refused to be married to a man she didn t love She now leads a seemingly uiet life independentf the family and works in a certain kind The Angry Planet of nightclub dressed as a man this is an exceedinglydd and am. Eine Keksfabrik die Kekse herstellt die nach Pappe schmecken Eine Familie die so alt und heruntergekommen ist dass es nichts mehr zu stehlen der gar zu erben gibt Ko. Biguous detail and ne that is never entirely clarified for the reader Lately she has s been seeing a man a ne er do well who has also been seen in the company f Pauline Lachaume the wife f Leonard s younger brother ArmandAs is his wont Maigret employs a fleet A Chance Acquaintance of detectives to gather information and the method is uite atdds with that f Angelot Various inspectors at least ten f them were still going around in the rain ringing doorbells uestioning people trying to jog their memories Maigret meanwhile tries to imagine the interpersonal relationships f the family and mulls ver the evidence gatheredBefore Maigret is entirely ready Angelot arranges an interview in his The Wallflower's Revenge office with various membersf the family Maigret has to rush to marshal all f his facts and the appropriate cast f characters and in part because War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of this haste the case concludes tragicallyWhat is most interesting about the book is Maigret s sense that as he nears retirement he is a fossilized type and the newer generationf detectives and police inspectors is passing him by to their detriment Thus there is an air Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of melancholyver the book which is nly reinforced by the emotional reticence f the family being investigatedAgain I did enjoy the book a great deal but because Maigret is so hampered by circumstance in this ne I couldn t revel in his usual display f intuitive brilliance A family member is
shot to death in an Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills old house several family members were there at the time but none to death in an Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together old house several family members were there at the time but none a thing With no ne in the household willing to help him Maigret must draw ut the truth Blue Blood on hiswn A re read The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of this confirms my previous review Jan 19An atmospheric Maigret from 1958 no 53Maigret has two years before retirement and the world at work and in Paris is changing His melancholy is stopped by a new murderf the managing director Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of a decaying family firm in the decaying house where three generations live live and work trying to keep the wolf from the doorIn this unfamiliar milieu and harassed by a new young examining magistrate and a new young family lawyer Maigret uses hisut It's Like This of date nous to solve the crime thumbing his nose at the efficient modern methodsWonderful Simenon really is the best Precise not filling in pages but writing what must be said Family dynamicsWhen Lnard Lachaume head The Mirage of the long established Lachaume biscuit firm is found shot dead in his bed Maigret finds his family s behaviour unusual None seems to be penly grieving and unlike what normally happens in Maigret s long experience the family have not gathered together to support each ther instead they all seem to be keeping to their Rituels secrets des Templiers own rooms It looksn the surface as if the shooting may have been the result f a burglary gone wrong but right from the beginning Maigret has doubts about this theory He wants to uestion the family deeply but they have brought in their lawyer another ddity at this stage in the investigation Maigret feels and the new young examining magistrate in charge A Mild Suicide of the case expects Maigret to play it strictly by the book and do nothing without consulting him first Maigret is feelingldSometimes the short length Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet of Maigret novels seems perfect to me for the story he tells butccasionally I feel there s in there to be revealed and so the end seems very abrupt This is Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face onef the abrupt Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church ones The story is very good with uite a lot to say about the changes in French society at the timef writing the mid 50s Maigret himself is within a couple f years f retirement and is feeling that the changes to the investigation system with examining magistrates now taking precedence ver the police detectives make him and his methods ut Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) of date Not that he admits to having a method really he simply asks uestions till he gets to the right answers And now that magistrates have the right to takever the uestioning he feels his hands are tiedI
Was Very Surprised At Thevery surprised at the Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of dowries which are central to the story I had no idea this system had continued so long in modern France The Lachaume family has a respected name but no money since their biscuits have long fallenut Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale of favour with fickle public tastes So the two sonsf the family L nard and Armand must marry for money The two women they choose are daughters f self made men with plenty f money but no family pedigree It all sounds uite medieva. Mmissar Maigret der den Fall nach seiner bewährten Art untersucht indem er einfach nur da ist und wartet Und ein arroganter junger Untersuchungsrichter mit brandneue.
Georges Simenon ò 6 Free readL although marrying for money still goes n informally in all societies here it s all contracted and formal registered by a notary and with little if any talk f love r even affection between the contracting parties Needless to say it doesn t add up to a happy household especially Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian once the dowry money is all spent in a fruitless attempt to prop up the failing businessDespite the restrictionsn his usual methods Maigret finds ways to work within the rules the examining magistrate sets him His persistent but sympathetic uestioning Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time of witnesses allows him to get an understandingf the family dynamics
and this together with his ability to guess at the hiddenthis together with his ability to guess at the hidden f physical clues enables him to finally get at the truth However it all comes together very suddenly in the end and left me with ne r two unanswered uestions An extra twenty r thirty pages could have turned this good novella into a great ne Still enjoyable though and well worth the few hours it takes to readwwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom It must have taken me longer to read this ne than it took Simenon to bash it Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, outn September 27th 1954The Witnesses is the tale Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. of two days in the lifef a judge he s fifty five years The Reformation (World History Series) old he lives with a wife who has been bed ridden for the past five years and today is the first dayf a murder trial he has been called to verseeFrom the synopsis you may have drawn certain conclusions but this is no cheap paperback thriller this is another f Simenon s roman durs his psychological studies Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One of humanity through the paradef evidence the witnesses the gathered crowd Date With A Dead Doctor of spectators his colleagues and the calm facef the accused Simenon s Judge Lhomond has cause to reflect Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium on hiswn life his Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) own choices his marriage and anption for his futureA well to do judge drawing parallels to his Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy own life with the scumn trial doesn t exactly scream entertaining but as with all Witchopoly of Simenon s work an atmosphere is created with his prose that envelopes the reader and holds their attention for the duration Whether it s thetherness Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most of his world for thosef us who can never know what it was like to be a small town judge in 50s France for example Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro or just the fact that his characters however briefly drawn are made to feel like real people I can t say but I ve discovered nobody uite like Simenon in the historyf literatureWithin the pages f this book we are treated to f his bservations f women I want to say they re accurate but what the hell do I know about women They certainly feel accurate honest and full f warmth
EVEN FOR THOSE FALLEN WOMEN HE REGULARLY SEEMS TOfor those fallen women he regularly seems to in his novels and his cannon f weak and indecisive men has another in its ranks with the creation Boarding House of Hunks of LhomondWhilst it doesn t reach the heightsf some f his ther works The Witnesses is stil A really interesting story and very personal for Maigret in the sense he is presented with a number Bec (The Demonata, of instances where he fills he is gettingld and his ways his methods are likely to be confined to the past like his faithful stove recently removedThe case itself mirrors this since it involves s family stuck in the past hardly managing in debt but driven to keep the family business The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins of biscuit manufacturing going when it is no longer a commercial successWhen the principal brother and key to the family s empire is murdered in s burglary gone wrong Maigret visits the house to ask basic uestions He is thwartedn ne hand by a new investigating magistrate who wants to follow every step f the case and by a family closing ranks and saying nothing When they bring a young lawyer in he is further inhibited in gathering simple ideas f what actually happenedGreat police procedural as Maigret goes ut f his way to gather pieces f information the family will not disclose I found the book so much enjoyable second time around as it toys with the chief inspectors methods and his reluctance to think his thoughts Our Planet: Our Home out load I love the fact he feelsld and struggles with his upcoming retirement I really liked the throwback to better times with the arrest Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 of Monk and the little wink Maigret affords himYou are left with feeling that Maigret sees his time is perhaps passed and a new generation is ready to takever It probably will not be for the better and this is perhaps best demonstrated by the brilliant way he solves this cas. N Methoden mit denen er viel schneller ans Ziel zu kommen glaubt Ein Roman über den Wandel der Zeiten und ihre Opfer auf Mörder Opferseite und auf Seiten der Polize.