sabato 4 gennaio 2020
SIMENON SIMENON "REPORT" - MAIGRET AND MONSIEUR CHARLES BY GEORGES SIMENON REVIEW - AU REVOIR MAIGRET
The final mystery completes a dazzling set of crime novels, says Boyd Tonkin
The Times - 01/01/2020 - Boyd Tonkin - Inspector Maigret’s last case ends not with guilt and remorse, but with a murderer who “appeared to be very much at ease”. And why not? For this killer who slew a philandering high-society lawyer has finally had the privilege of encountering the clumsy provincial detective who looks into the souls of the wrongdoers he hunts and grants them a kind of absolution.
Maigret and Monsieur Charles, which Georges Simenon finished in February 1972, ends the series of 75 Maigret novels that began, in 1931, with Pietr the Latvian. Simenon had no deep-laid plans to do away with his fictional chief of the Paris crime squad. On September 18, 1972 he sat down to plan a new non-Maigret novel — Victor — with his usual ritual of sketching… >>>
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