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Maigret S Failure

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780525504047
Genre : Fiction
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“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian When a childhood bully reappears in Maigret’s life, he struggles to put aside his own feelings and carry out his duties as an investigator. When Ferdinand Fumal, a wealthy butcher and political influencer, starts receiving anonymous death threats, he fears for his life, and Maigret is ordered to his protection. But upon meeting the man, Maigret realizes that Fumal was among the childhood bullies who tormented him as a boy. Maigret’s instinct is to pawn the job off on another officer—until Fumal turns up the next morning brutally slain that is. Racked with guilt, Maigret finds himself being blamed for the murder, and so must go about the agonizing task of bringing the murdered butcher’s killer to justice.
Category: Fiction

Famous Movie Detectives Iii

Author : Michael R. Pitts
ISBN : 0810836904
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book not only includes chapters on more than twenty new screen sleuths but also updates information on several detectives included in the first two volumes of Famous Movie Detectives. Author Michael Pitts also provides new material on sleuths in silent films and serials, as well as a listing of radio and television detective programs.
Category: Performing Arts

Maigret S Madwoman

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780241304334
Genre : Fiction
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A kind but seemingly paranoid old lady turns to Inspector Maigret for help. Against the judgement of his subordinates, he decides to pay a visit to her Parisian apartment to investigate, but is he already too late?
Category: Fiction

Maigret S Childhood Friend

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780241304242
Genre : Fiction
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When a long lost friend pays a visit to Maigret's office, he is shocked to learn that the man's roommate has been murdered. With the help of his old friend, Maigret delves into the life of the victim and finds a complex web of relationships that leads him to the culprit. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret's Boyhood Friend. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian
Category: Fiction

Constructive Drinking

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 9781134557783
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1987, Constructive Drinking is a series of original case studies organized into three sections based on three major functions of drinking. The three constructive functions are: that drinking has a real social role in everyday life; that drinking can be used to construct an ideal world; and that drinking is a significant economic activity. The case studies deal with a variety of exotic drinks
Category: Social Science

A Maigret Trio

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 0156551373
Genre : Fiction
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Maigret investigates a cautious burglar, the murder of a wealthy butcher, and the assassination of an ambassador
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Icons Of Mystery And Crime Detection

Author : Mitzi M. Brunsdale
ISBN : 0313345309
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. * Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context * Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre
Category: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary Of Crime Films

Author : Geoff Mayer
ISBN : 9780810879003
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.
Category: Performing Arts