MAIGRET AT THE GAI-MOULIN by Georges Simenon

MAIGRET AT THE GAI-MOULIN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

 In this brief novel, first published in 1940, Inspector Maigret goes undercover to solve a murder in the Belgian city of Liäge, where the body of Greek playboy Ephraim Graphopoulos has been found, stuffed in a wicker basket, at the town zoo. The local police have focused their investigation on the Gai-Moulin, a seedy nightclub where the victim spent his last night in the company of bar-girl Adäle, enviously watched by teenaged would-be rouÇs Jean Chabot and Rene Delfosse--now the chief suspects in the murder. There are complicating factors unknown to the police that have brought Maigret into his unaccustomed role, adding to the near- farcical confusion. Not one of Maigret's more brilliant triumphs but interesting for its penetrating character studies--especially of those teenagers in deep trouble.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1991
ISBN: 0-15-155568-0
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Harcourt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 1991




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