MAIGRETS FAILURE

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Maigret S Failure

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780241303801
Genre : Fiction
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When a self-made man appeals to Maigret for protection at his lavish home, a years-old grudge from the past resurfaces and the inspector finds himself questioning his own motives. Conflict rather than harmony probably reigned in eight out of ten of the still magnificent houses that surrounded the park. But he had rarely had the opportunity to breath such a strained atmosphere as the one between these walls. Everything seemed fake, grating, starting with the lodge of the concierge-cum-manservant, who was neither a concierge nor a manservant, despite his striped waistcoat, but a former poacher, a murderer turned guard dog. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. '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

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

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
Category: Fiction

Maigret Sets A Trap

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780141982199
Genre : Fiction
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The inspiration for ITV's feature-length adaptation starring Rowan Atkinson 'High up in Montmartre, there was a festive atmosphere, people were crowding round the little tables where rosé wine was being served ... Yet a hundred metres further on, the little alleyways were deserted, and the killer might find it easy to pounce' Detective Chief Inspector Maigret is known for his infallible instinct, for getting at the truth no matter how complex the case, but when someone starts killing women on the streets of Montmartre, he finds himself confounded. In the sweltering Paris summer heat, with the city in a state of siege, Maigret hatches a plan to lure the murderer out ... Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'The most addictive of writers' Observer 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray '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 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
Category: Fiction

Maigret Simenon And France

Author : Bill Alder
ISBN : 9780786470549
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"This book examines the importance of social class and social change in the Maigret stories, with a particular emphasis on the early formative novels, and the development of plot, characterization and settings. The work seeks to establish the extent to which Simenon's portrait of French society is historically accurate"--
Category: Literary Criticism

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