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by Georges Simenon

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ISBN: 0816164002
ISBN13: 978-0816164004
Category: Literature
Author: Georges Simenon
Language: English French
Publisher: G K Hall & Co (June 1, 1976)
Pages: 284 pages
ePUB size: 1333 kb
FB2 size: 1295 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 335
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"Maigret and the Man on the Bench" is one of my all-time favorites, in both book and DVD versions, of Georges Simenon's police procedurals featuring Commissaire Jules Maigret of the Paris Police Judiciare. This case involves the stabbing death of a man who three years earlier had lost his modest job at a novelties sales firm. Terrified to share this news with his overbearing wife, he embarked on a most unusual scheme for acquiring cash to create a fiction of continued employment. Now Maigret and his criminal investigative team must work out how this scheme operated and who was motivated to end the victim's life.

Several features of "Maigret and the Man on the Bench" please me in particular: the Commissaire's longtime preference for finding answers in a murdered victim's life; a grounding of the story among the lower middle classes of Paris; and, related to this second feature, a sensitivity to the fine distinctions of French class consciousness. By the time that this novel was published, Simenon was mid-career in producing the Maigret books, and this book's plot is especially tight and easy to follow.
I have always liked the Maigret series. Nice to have all of them re-issued.
A wife says goodbye to her husband each day as he goes off to work with his lunch sandwich under his arm. One Monday he is found in an alley in Paris with a knife in his back. Inspector Maigret investigates and finds that the man had not worked for years, yet he continued to bring his usual salary home to his wife. Maigret must find out where he went every day and how he made his money, and who killed him! No easy task.
Very good reading
I've never read a Maigret tale that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. A keeper for my Simenon library. Still more to collect.
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i love maigret
The mystery in <i>Maigret and the Man on the Bench</i> does not rise to much, but readers won’t care. The 41st novel’s main focus is the imperative to carve out a little of bit of freedom when one is bullied for years and years. Louis Touret’s social-climbing, hectoring wife checks his wallet, hectors him for being a lowly warehouse foreman, even supervises his socks and ties. But it turns out that the worm has turned, and that everything his disapproving wife, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law think they know about Touret isn’t true. Like Maigret, you will be secretly cheering on Touret for finding a window of freedom and happiness before his untimely end. I read the novel in one sitting. Highly recommended.