MAIGRET AND THE SPINSTER by Georges Simenon

MAIGRET AND THE SPINSTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A more curious, more filled in and filled out Simenon featuring two Maitres--not only the master but also, as properly addressed over there, a lawyer who, even after he was disbarred, presided over the affairs of a wealthy old woman. The spinster is her young niece whom she (mal)treats as a domestic, and the niece is greatly alarmed by a nocturnal visitor before both women die, hours apart. There's also a visiting American studying la methode Maigret which as you know is a combination of good food and drink, psychology, and sudden inspiration. This is the original Simenon (1942 copyright) who converted petit, petit bourgeoisdom into a world all his own.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1977
Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich