Maigret in Holland by Georges Simenon

By Georges Simenon

A brand new translation of Georges Simenon's novel set in a tranquil city at the dutch coast, ebook seven within the new Penguin Maigret series.

'Just take a look,' Duclos acknowledged in an undertone, pointing to the scene all around them, the picture-book city, with every thing in its position, like adorns at the mantlepiece of a cautious housewife . . . 'Everyone the following earns his dwelling. Everyone's roughly content material. And peculiarly, every body retains his instincts below keep an eye on, simply because that is the rule of thumb right here, and a need if humans are looking to dwell in society.'

When a French professor traveling the quiet, Dutch coastal city of Delfzjil is accused of homicide, Maigret is distributed to enquire. The group appear satisfied in charge an unknown outsider, yet there are humans a lot towards domestic who appear to recognize even more than they're letting on: Beetje, the upset daughter of a neighborhood farmer, Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased and a infamous neighborhood criminal.

Penguin is publishing the total sequence of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been released in a prior translation as Maigret in Holland.

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A table was filled with books, including some new handbooks on gyroscopic compasses and the control of ships by radio. Sextants. Photographs on the walls showing Conrad Popinga in Asia and in Africa wearing the uniform of first officer or captain. A divan covered with blue rep. ” There was a door leading to it, as well as one leading to the professor’s room. The Popingas’ room was better furnished than the latter. An alabaster lamp stood at the head of the bed, and the Persian carpet was quite a fine one.

We did check. ” “Ya. Everybody bicycles here. It’s so convenient. ” “Ya. It was Conrad Popinga’s. A service revolver. ” “About six yards. Exactly the distance from the bathroom window… But the distance from Monsieur Duclos’s window is the same… Then there’s nothing to prove that the shot came from upstairs. ” muttered Maigret between his teeth. ” “She says nothing. She’s very studious, no chatterbox. ” “Right. ” “She wants to discover the murderer. ” As luck would have it, she came in at that very moment.

As a matter of fact, I’d rather it was left like that. I wish to avoid any possible incident. ” “Precious few. But Any brings me any information she thinks might be helpful. She is working on the case too, and has hopes of clearing it up, though to my mind she doesn’t go about it quite methodically enough… She told me that the bathtub is provided with a sort of wooden lid which, when down, serves as an ironing board. And the day after the crime, a cap was found lying in the bathtub, a peaked cap like all the sailors wear around here.

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