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Cécile est morte

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  • Title: Cécile est morte
  • Author: Georges Simenon
  • ISBN: 9782070399574
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Paperback
  • Maigret s en veut Il aurait d savoir Elle lui avait pourtant demand de l aide C cile venait chaque matin, les derniers temps, l attendre dans l antichambre de son bureau de la P J tel point que ses coll gues jasaient et se moquaient de lui Elle attendait, esp rait, racontait nouveau que quelqu un, chez sa tante, entrait sans laisser de traces Visitait MaigMaigret s en veut Il aurait d savoir Elle lui avait pourtant demand de l aide C cile venait chaque matin, les derniers temps, l attendre dans l antichambre de son bureau de la P J tel point que ses coll gues jasaient et se moquaient de lui Elle attendait, esp rait, racontait nouveau que quelqu un, chez sa tante, entrait sans laisser de traces Visitait Maigret tait occup Un gang de Polonais Les affaires courantes Il aurait d savoir.

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    1. tenete conto che dei libri, perfino dei gialli, dimentico rapidamente la trama e addirittura lil finale, per trattenere solo le atmosfere, la descrizione di uno stato d'animo o di un luogo, qualche frase. Il resto finisce nel dimenticatoio.In base a questo criterio (che non è neanche un criterio, è solo che mi viene da fare così), vi dico che questo, dei Maigret che ho letto e probabilmente anche degli altri, è il migliore.

    2. A nervous spinster, Cécile Pardon, has been telling Chief Inspector Maigret a ridiculous tale: that someone has been breaking into the apartment she shared with her invalid aunt and rearranging items and furniture. The entire Police Judiciare attribute Cécile’s reports to her having a crush on Maigret or too much time on her lonely hands. However, when Cécile awaits for Maigret with a message that “something terrible happened last night” and awaits him, she’s gone by the time Maigret [...]

    3. Also known as Cécile is Dead, this Maigret from 1942 is one of the best, taking place in Paris, with an unexpected presence towards the end of an American detective, over in Paris to observe, and whom Simenon uses as someone for Maigret to expound and show his thoughts and methods. It works well, giving a broader perspective to our thoughts. As well as haunting the everyday cafés and restaurants that Maigret loves. A good'unThe GR blurb:'A young woman who shares an apartment with an elderly au [...]

    4. MAIGRET AND THE SPINSTER. (1942). Georges Simenon. ***1/2.Cecile is a young (28-years old) spinster, who lives with an ill woman that she cares for in return for room and board. She has been coming to police headquarters several times now, over the past several months, asking to see Inspector Maigret. He agrees to see her, but her complaints are always the same: she wakes up on many mornings and finds that things have been moved around in the apartment. They certainly weren’t moved by the old [...]

    5. Here we have a story that is more than meets the eye. Paris is enmeshed in a soupy fog that gives the morning the appearance of a Gothic evening. Maigret makes his way from his home to police headquarters where a young lady with a modest and mousy demeanor, Mlle. Cécile Pardon, has been dutifully awaiting his arrival. Lately, she had been a frequent visitor to police headquarters, vainly trying to get Maigret's attention about some "irregularities" she had noticed at the apartment of her old an [...]

    6. I am now past the point of thinking of Georges Simenon's Maigret novels simply as genre literature. Any writer of mysteries who could enthrall the likes of William Faulkner, Muriel Spark, Peter Ackroyd, André Gide, P. D. James, and John Banville clearly has a lot more going for him than mere whodunits.In Cécile is Dead, Simenon shows us an Inspector Maigret who is frantically trying to overcome a minor act of negligence which costs the life of a young woman, who is killed within feet of his of [...]

    7. I can't imagine why I used to like Maigret. Here is a man who can't have a decent conversation with his wife of many years because his mind is always on his work. He is a self-confessed prude and an unacknowledged misogynist. He happens to be good at one thing: putting himself into the minds of the people he's investigating and figuring out how they would act based on their characters. That makes for an interesting mystery, in which he solves two interrelated murders (view spoiler)[ but not the [...]

    8. For years I heard how great Georges Simenon's series of novels about Inspector Maigret was. Recently a publisher began reissuing these short, beautifully written mysteries, and so I've read several of them. I liked them for Simenon's evocative style and for the well-drawn characters, but this book was the first one I've read where I thought: "This is a bang-up mystery story." I couldn't wait to get to the ending, too.The plot starts off very simply. A young woman has been coming to the police st [...]

    9. This is a wonderfully crafted plot; in some ways because of the concierge minding the entrance to the apartment block we have a closed cast of suspects to the murder of an old miser, the lady who owned the building containing five floors.At first it appears that Cécile while waiting to speak to Chief Inspector Maigret has also been silenced by her Aunt's killer.Maigret is haunted by his slowness to respond to Cécile's presence which may resulted in her death, but the case never fits into a pat [...]

    10. after listening to all those radio plays this is very much what I expected. There were as many ellipses as straight-up periods at the ends of sentences, and Maigret mopes around a lot of the time with his hands in his pockets, arguing with suspects like a cranky old grandpa.Not a particularly fascinating plotline in this one. The ending, however, both surprised me and seemed realistic. I suppose I will have to go read another Maigret book to see how I really feel about the series.It was a very f [...]

    11. Het gaat zeker niet te ver om te zeggen dat Simenon en zijn personage Maigret een genre op zichzelf heeft opgeleverd. Ook in deze aflevering toont Simenon zich weer in een meester in het met een paar pennenstreken neerzetten van een sfeer, die weliswaar van een andere tijd is (denk aan de elementaire rol van de conciërge van het appartementengebouw waar de dode oude vrijster wordt gevonden) maar geenszins verouderd. Voeg daarbij een ingenieus plot met volslagen geloofwaardig einde en je hebt en [...]

    12. Este librito me encanto!!!! genial Maigret tratando de averiguar quien mato a Cecile PardonPeculiar el metodo del comisario MaigretY Cecile vivia en una casa que es como mi cuarto: se escucha todo!

    13. Maigret didn't take Cecile's concerns seriously and felt guilty when she died, so is determined to find her killer.

    14. This is a bit more complex than a lot of the Maigret books. There are three separate sections with their own respective chapter numberings. The progression of the plot is not as straightforward as usual. Interestingly, there is a sequence where a visiting American police inspector is invited to follow Maigret around and learn about his "methods." Maigret cooperates by musing aloud on the subject, sharing with us that he likes to feel what the situation is all about and gradually get an inkling o [...]

    15. One of my favourite Maigrets so far. I enjoyed the Bruno Cremer film very much, and this time it's the book that adds background and depth to the film characters. There's a minor plot hole or two, but Simenon's writing evokes Paris of the time--with no mention of the war, of course! Interesting that he had dropped Maigret for nearly a decade until this one; perhaps he felt the need to escape from the harsh realities of war--and knew his reading public did, too. Perhaps the appeal of writing "les [...]

    16. "The rain was soft, cheerless and hopeless, like a widow's tears." A neat sentence from a good book. "Maigret and the Spinster" (also known as Cécile is Dead") is indeed a pretty good crime novel, and now I understand why I considered Georges Simenon a first-class writer, when reading his works for the first time, about 40 - 50 years ago. This 1942 book works well not only as a mystery, but it also conveys the hopelessness of life of poor, meek, and unlucky people, people who have to work days [...]

    17. There was something about this Maigret that was simply not as satisfying as others I have read. The plot is certainly intriguing: a woman named Cécile comes to the police office every day to voice to Maigret her ominous certainty that someone is entering her elderly aunt's apartment on various nights and moving furniture but never taking anything from the apartment. Cécile becomes the butt of jokes at the police station for her vague fears and apparent obsession with Maigret, and one morning s [...]

    18. Maigret and the Spinster was first published in 1942 as Cécile est morte, and was translated into English by Eileen Ellenbogen. This is a similar plot to the later Maigret and the Madwoman of 1970. In both books a woman is disregarded when she reports her flat has been entered and searched, and when she is later murdered Maigret is mortified, and determined to catch the culprit. This book contains a chilling portrait of a miser, another victim. Simenon is at his best when portraying the corrupt [...]

    19. Commissaire Maigret is used to seeing Cecile in his waiting room, with another tale of how during the night mysterious strangers rearrange the furniture in the tasteless flat she shares with her aunt, Juliette. Having checked out the complaint once and verified that no one enters the building surreptitiously at night, he dismisses Cecile as a hysterical spinster. But one day, after having ignored Cecile again, he hears that the aunt has been found strangled. And a few hours later, Cecile herself [...]

    20. I accidentally clicked "like this review" on the only other person who has reviewed this book. I wish I could take it back.Anyway. This was my first introduction to the works of the Belgian author Georges Simenon and it just happens to be my intro into what is probably his best known character, Commissaire Maigret, the dedicted, grumpy and often drinking French inspector. Of somewhat interest, while Simenon was a self-proclaimed sex addict who "needed sex at least 3 times a day", and was willing [...]

    21. Georges Simenon (1903–1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories. Penguin is publishing new translation of the Maigret novels. I have read three or four of these new translations. They are quite good. French police detective Maigret had been receiving regular visits from Mlle. Cécile Pardon, who claimed t [...]

    22. This was a wonderful Maigret. Atmospheric, tense and with a thoroughly unpleasant villain to engage the reader. Simenon’s prose has become more lyrical and haunting. There are some beautiful passages such as ‘It was still raining in the morning, a soft dismal rain with the resignation of widowhood. You didn’t see it falling; you didn’t feel it, yet it covered everything with a cold film, and the surface of the Seine was pitted with thousands of lively little circles.’ The introduction [...]

    23. A pathetic-looking young woman repeatedly is hanging out at the police station waiting to meet with Inspector Maigret. She thinks someone has repeatedly been in the apartment she shares with her aunt but there is no evidence except that she thinks things have been moved around. Then the aunt is found murdered and the girl is missing - only to be found murdered in a closet in the police station. The investigation reveals a troubled extended family. A nice twist at the end on who the murderer is.A [...]

    24. to be completly honest I didnt like this book. The way it ended made me litterally want to rip it to shreads and throw it in the trash. I didnt like the writing style, and 1/2 the time I couldnt distinguish who was talking to whom. The scenes jumped around very quickly with little to no transition. Of the 2 murders that take place in the book, only the main one is uncovered. The murder of the witness is speculated upon, but no facts were proven. Blah. I will not ever read anything else from this [...]

    25. One of the very best 'Maigret' novels I have yet read (and I have read 17 so far). All of them have been good, but a few have been outstanding. This is probably among my top three or four choices (my other favourites to date are The Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien, The Caves of the Majestic and A Man's Head). The prose style of this one is even more literary than in most of the other novels. In fact this is a slightly longer and thus more substantial novel than the average Maigret. The writing is wo [...]

    26. I've given Simenon all 4+ stars so far, but THIS particular novel just did not connect with me like the others. No spoiler, but while the dual murder / dual perpetrator twist was neat, the visiting American detective (to me) served no discernible purpose. This is not to say that "Maigret Meets Kojak" wouldn't have been a hoot! There were too many characters and just a little too much was revealed at the very end, instead of allowing things organically come to light. Still, Simenon is clever as a [...]

    27. A charming little book. The plot is way too convoluted but M expounds at length about his methods, and the affinity he feels for criminals because, in solving cases, he must penetrate their lives and therefore forms a close, if subconscious, bond. Very tender in his feelings for one of the victims.

    28. As usual, Simenon comes through with a well written book following Maigret on his exploits figuing out who did what in this mystery. Simenon write's the Maiget character so well the crimes he, Maigret, is investigating are more a backdrop to the character of Maigret. Which, is as it is wanting to be. Well done.

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