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Read online Maigret and the Toy Village.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Maigret and the Toy Village Peg Leg Lapie a crusty old sailor is found mysteriously murdered in a most incongruous setting a picturesque cottage near Paris where he lived attended only by his young housekeeper Felicie But Lapie was not alone Maigret chief inspector of the Paris police is sure of it A man at work in his garden wearing clogs and a straw hat does not suddenly drop his tools to go indoors and fetch a bottle of brandy to drink alone in the summerhouse There must have been another glass that someone removed But F licie in her red hat trimmed with an iridescent feather proves a champion adversary as skilled in innuendo and evasion as Maigret is in deduction by Georges Simenon

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Maigret and the Toy Village
Title:Maigret and the Toy Village
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ISBN:0156551543
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Number of Pages:139
Category:Mystery, Fiction, Crime, France
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The Yellow Dog (Maigret #6), The Man Who Watched Trains Go By, Maigret and the Madwoman, Three Bedrooms in Manhattan, Maigret Sets a Trap (Maigret, #48), The Strangers in the House, Dirty Snow, Pietr the Latvian (Maigret, #1), The Train, Red Lights
An actor recently divorced at loose ends in New York a woman no less lonely perhaps even more desperate than the man they meet by chance in an all night diner and are drawn to each other on the spot Roaming the city streets hitting its late night dives dropping another coin into yet another jukebox these two lost souls struggle to understand what it is that has brought them almost in spite of themselves together They are driven from moment to moment from bedroom to bedroom to improvise the most unexpected of love stories a tale of suspense where risk alone offers salvation br br Georges Simenon was the most popular and prolific of the twentieth century s great novelists i Three Bedrooms in Manhattan i closely based on the story of his own meeting with his second wife is his most passionate and revealing work, In this Georges Simenon classic a Dutch clerk flees to Paris with his crooked boss s money and meets the woman behind the man br br A certain furtive almost shameful emotion disturbed him whenever he saw a train go by a night train especially its blinds drawn down on the mystery of its passengers br br Kees Popinga is a respectable Dutch citizen and family man until the day he discovers his boss has bankrupted the shipping firm he works for and something snaps Kees used to watch the trains go by on their way to exciting destinations Now on some dark impulse he boards one at random and begins a new life of recklessness and violence This chilling portrayal of a man who breaks from society and goes on the run asks who we are and what we are capable of, Against all expectations Marcel Fer n has made a normal life in a bucolic French suburb in the Ardennes But on May as Nazi tanks approach this timid happy man must abandon his home and confront the Fate that he has secretly awaited Separated from his pregnant wife and young daughter in the chaos of flight he joins a freight car of refugees hurtling southward ahead of the pursuing invaders There he meets Anna a sad looking dark haired girl whose accent is neither Belgian nor German and who seemed foreign to everything around her As the mystery of Anna s identity is gradually revealed Marcel leaps from the heights of an exhilarating freedom to the depths of a terrifying responsibility one that will lead him to a blood chilling choice br br When it first appeared in English in British novelist and critic Brigid Brophy declared i The Train i to be the novel his admirers had been expecting all along from Simenon Until i The Train i she wrote the dazzlingly prolific novelist had been a master without a masterpiece, Dirty drunk unloved and unloving Hector Loursat has been a bitter recluse for eighteen long years ever since his wife abandoned him and their newborn child to run off with another man Once a successful lawyer Loursat now guzzles burgundy and buries himself in books taking little notice of his teenage daughter or the odd things going on in his vast and ever more dilapidated mansion But one night the sound of a gunshot penetrates the padded walls of Loursat s study and he is forced to investigate What he stumbles on is a murder br br Soon Loursat discovers that his daughter and her friends have been leading a dangerous secret life He finds himself strangely drawn to this group of young people and when one of them is accused of the murder he astonishes the world by taking up the young man s defense br br In i The Strangers in the House i Georges Simenon master chronicler of the dark side of the human heart gives us a detective story that is also a tale of an improbable redemption