Book Reviews of Maigret and the Bum

Maigret and the Bum
Maigret and the Bum
Author: Georges Simenon
ISBN-13: 9780156551304
ISBN-10: 0156551306
Publication Date: 6/1996
Edition: Reissure
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Harvest/HBJ Book
Book Type: Paperback
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Simenon's Maigret stories are always fun for his usually short but well-constructed police procedurals set in 1950s Paris. Maigret is the perfect French cop: hard and relentless on the outside but with a soft inner self that can empathize with some of crooks and murderers he must deal with.
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A quiet mystery with slow-moving tension. A bum is rescued from the river. He has a fractured skull which did not occur when he nearly drowned. If you are a Simenon fan, you will find this book satisfying.
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I don't usually like mystery series but wanted to try this one and enjoyed it as a rich representative of the genre. I can feel the formula within it, though, and probably will not seek out a lot of Simenon to follow up with.