THE SHADOW FALLS by Georges Simenon

THE SHADOW FALLS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A full length novel, instead of mystery novelettes, this new Simenon realistically explores the motivating psychologies of his characters, chronicles the infinitesmal advances toward tragedy, of a respected, respectable family. Philippe whom they scorn marries the daughter and, corrupted by ambition, brings about the downfall of the Donadieus. A promoter, he brings in money, but needs more, his activities affect all members as he manoeuvers each to his needs and wishes, his move from La Rochelle to Paris brings about the dissolution of his marriage and triple death. The evil power of selfish force in microscopic detail.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace