Maigret and the Calame Report (Variant Title = Maigret and the Minister)

Maigret and the Calame Report (Variant Title = Maigret and the Minister)

Georges Simenon

Language: English

Pages: 196

ISBN: 0156551535

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Maigret and the Calame Report (Variant Title = Maigret and the Minister)

Georges Simenon

Language: English

Pages: 196

ISBN: 0156551535

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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guilt, and that all I had to do was to tell the truth.” “Including the contents of the Calame report?” asked the Superintendent Point managed a smile. “No. Not exactly. Just when I believed the conversation had come to an end he added: ‘I daresay you’ll be asked whether you have read the report.’ I replied: ‘I have read it.’ “ ‘That’s what I had understood. It’s a very lengthy report, filled, I presume, with technical details on a subject not necessarily familiar to a legal mind. It might be

energetic little woman who doesn’t mince her words and didn’t try to avoid questions. She hadn’t read the report, but she remembers well that her husband went to spend a few weeks in the Haute-Savoie, about five years ago. On his return he was very busy, and it often happened that he worked till late at night. “Never before had he had so many telephone calls, she said. Crowds of people came to see him, whom we didn’t know from Adam. He was anxious and preoccupied. When I asked him what was

Maigret and Lapointe crossed it in the direction of the stairs leading to the Minister, a voice sounded behind them. “Hi! You two, over there! Where are you going?” The guard had not seen them come in. They stood still, turning to him in the middle of the yard, and he limped up to them, glanced at the badge Maigret showed him, then looked at his face. “I beg your pardon. I saw your picture in the paper a moment ago.” “Good for you! Now you are here, can you tell me…” It had become a habit,

village. Her father was a butcher.” “Pretty?” Auguste Point seemed to ponder over this as though he had never asked himself the question. “No. I don’t think you could say that.” “In love with you?” Maigret smiled to see the Minister blush. “How did you know that? Let us say that she’s in love in her own way. I don’t think there’s been a man in her life.” “Jealous of your wife?” “Not in the usual sense of the word. You might say she’s possessive of what she considers to be her territory.”

of the line that was in no way reassuring. Auguste Point looked like a child who is being scolded and is trying vainly to justify himself. “Yes, I know… Believe me…” At last he was permitted to speak and was searching for the right words. “You see, something, well, something quite extraordinary has happened… I beg your pardon?… It’s about the report, yes… I took it yesterday to my private apartment… Yes, Boulevard Pasteur…” If only he could have been allowed to tell the story as he wanted to

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