Book review: My Friend Maigret by Georges Simenon


My Friend Maigret (Maigret #31)My Friend Maigret by Georges Simenon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

From BBC radio 4 Extra:
Georges Simenon’s detective creation, Jules Maigret, brings his unique style to investigating crimes.

Plot:
Maigret reçoit la visite de Mr. Pyke, agent de Scotland Yard, désireux de connaître ses fameuses méthodes. Mais aucun cas intéressant ne se présente à Paris. C’est alors qu’un coup de téléphone de Porquerolles informe Maigret du meurtre d’un certain Marcellin qui, peu de temps avant sa mort, a prétendu être un « ami » du commissaire.

Two TV series were made based on this book: Mon ami Maigret (1973) with Jean Richard, Micheline Luccioni, Marie Daëms ;

And Mon ami Maigret (2001) with Bruno Cremer, Alexandre Brasseur, Michael Morris.

It should be noticed that in the 1973 version, in the role of De Greef, Gérard Depardieu played in its beginning. He turned, a year earlier, with Jean Richard for some unspeakable scenes in “The Life annuity” Pierre Tchernia, where the two men camped a tasty duo of small-time gangsters …

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  1. Pingback: Book review: Tout Simenon, Tome 03 by Georges Simenon | Pleasure of Reading

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