Maigret Bides His Time

Maigret Bides His Time

Georges Simenon

Language: English

Pages: 155

ISBN: 0156551519

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Maigret Bides His Time

Georges Simenon

Language: English

Pages: 155

ISBN: 0156551519

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Maigret’s longest-running case involves two decades of jewelry heists, a generation of conspiracy, and the revelation of a long-buried secret from World War II. “[Simenon could] turn the simplest of romans policiers into a moving and memorable form of art.” — The Times (London) “[Maigret’s investigation] is a bittersweet elegy for the glory days of both thief and cop.” — Chicago Sun-Times

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eyes, who opened the door for Maigret, more placid than ever. In the time it took to cross the hall, he had adopted the good-natured look that his inspectors knew well and that did not deceive them. “I didn’t want to leave the building without wishing you as good a night as possible.” Lucas, sitting in an armchair, put the magazine he was reading on the carpet and got up lazily. It was not difficult to realize that the relationship was by no means cordial between the two people who had just

the first floor.” “But she doesn’t use them regularly?” “I tell you I don’t know. We see her. We don’t see her. It’s none of our business, and we aren’t paid to watch her.” “Do you know where she lives?” “How should I know?” “And her name?” “I heard the manager, who’s a woman, call her Madame Bauche.” “Does she stay long when she comes to the hotel?” “It’s impossible to tell, because of the spiral staircase that connects the manager’s office on the ground floor to the suite on the first.”

at the Clou Dorè until half past eleven. The girl is named Louise Pégasse, nicknamed Lulu the Torpedo, the name under which she appears at the end of the program in a striptease club, the Boule Verte on Rue Pigalle. “Monsieur Louis accompanied her there. I followed him and sat at a table next to him. After using the stage door, Lulu reappeared on the stage, and when her act was over she sat at the bar, where she and her colleagues have to encourage the customers to drink. “Monsieur Louis did

ends meet he lived in a cheap suburban apartment. “Immediately after calling the Police Judiciaire, I informed the Public Prosecutor,” the Police Superintendent explained. “Has the Deputy arrived?” “He’ll be here in a minute.” “Where’s Aline?” “The girl who lived with the victim? She’s crying, laid out on her bed. The maid’s with her.” “What does she say?” “I didn’t find out much, and in the state she’s in, I didn’t persevere. According to her, she got up at half past seven. The maid only

Superintendent went once more into the building, which was becoming more and more familiar to him. He had had a good lunch. He could still taste the marc. The heat, even if it did make one drowsy, was pleasant, the sun full of gaiety. Manuel, too, liked good meals, marc, and this drowsiness on fine summer days. He must now be under a rough sheet in one of the metal drawers of the Forensic Laboratory. Baron paced the living room whistling. He had taken off his jacket, opened the window, and

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