Monday, May 26, 2014

Mount TBR #8

I read this book for the Mount TBR reading challenge 2014.

Maigret's Revolver - Georges Simenon, 1952

Like Simenon's ‘hard novels,’ this Maigret mystery has a hard edge to it, harder than the typical story with our favorite French inspector. Baron Lagrange is as pathetic a character as the hapless Mr. Hire in The Engagement. Jeanne Debul is so monstrous that her character is one of the more punishing studies I’ve read of a human being by Simenon. The investigation by Maigret is also atypical in that the Chief Inspector travels to London in his chase of a person of interest. Worth reading.

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