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Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Georges Simenon: “One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century Simenon was unequaled at making us look. Results 1 - 20 of Visit Georges Simenon's page at Barnes & Noble® and shop all Georges Simenon Title: Maigret in Vichy, Author: Georges Simenon. Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over novels.
Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian '.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. I am such a devotee of the Maigret mysteries by Georges Simenon that books such as "Maigret Enjoys Himself" from the French "Maigret s'amuse" give me the special pleasure of getting to know the Commissaire of the Paris Police Judiciaire on a more personal basis. In this instance, after suffering several bouts of ill health, Maigret is encouraged by both his doctor and wife to take a two-week Paris-based vacation during which he promises to keep his distance from the Quai des Orfevres where the criminal police are headquartered.
However, no sooner does he establish a leisurely pattern of reading the morning papers at a local cafe than a murder involving the death of a doctor's wife makes the headlines. The case becomes the responsibility of the less experienced and less confident Janvier, one of Maigret's subordinates, to solve, and readers familiar with other Maigret books will not be surprised that the Commissaire cannot resist engaging himself in this especially puzzling case.
At the same time, they will delight at the ruses that he employs to move the case along even at a distance. One person found this helpful.
Kindle Edition Verified download. I love the Maigret books, having read many of them, but this one falls well short of the others.
Maigret is "on holiday", choosing to stay in the city France rather than leave the city for a country or seaside retreat. As such, he is drawn to follow closely the details of a murder being handled by his stand in subordinate, Janvier.
And it also reflects how Maigret, who always had a penchant for treating his wife in a cavalier manner, goes into Male Chauvinist mode in terms of showing high disregard for her health or feelings. So in short this is a case in which Maigret does not play the principal police role, treats his wife rudely, and intrudes on the case handled by his subordinate Janvier.
As I said, not one of Simenon's better Maigret novels.
This is one of Simenon's best Maigret books. The plot that had Maigret looing in from the "outside" at a murder investigating by his replacement inspector Janvier was at best humourous and frustrating at the same time.
Although Maigret was on vacation of sorts never leaving Paris for the time being, he followed the investigation through newspapers, writing in "block" letters, so as not to be identified to Janvier, little notes on his take of the circumstances which might help.
Excellent book and a great ending. Very entertaining!!! I'm a fan of the Maigret books, gradually replacing all the hard copies with the Kindle versions. Some of the translations are so bad that neither French nor English was the first language of the translator.
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