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Maigret in Court

By Georges Simenon & Ros Schwartz
Maigret in Court by Georges Simenon & Ros Schwartz digital book - Fable

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“A writer as comfortable with reality as with fiction, with passion as with reason.” —John Le Carré

When an innocent young man is accused of murder, Maigret is forced to question the blind justice of the law


In this thrilling courtroom drama, inspector Maigret comes to the defense of Gaston Meurant, a quiet Parisian picture framer accused of slitting his aunt’s throat for money and smothering a small child. Maigret can’t reconcile the violent portrait the court is painting with the man his investigations have revealed. But in order to save an innocent life from the gallows, Maigret must expose some dark secrets about Meurant, secrets that may expose him to a whole other kind of danger.

With a high-stakes courtroom setting that brings out a side of Maigret’s brilliant mind rarely before seen, Maigret in Court is a painful story of an oppressive domestic tragedy and the compassionate insight of a remarkable detective.

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4.5
“Great- read it at the shore. one day. Typical fast Maigret read. Maigret must go to the overhot court where he is NOT in his element. Everything is made straightforward- yes and no- what date - etc. but in reality none of M. cases are like that as we know. They are in the mileau... and we are slowly recounted into the environment where the the accused lives a tormented home life. He has been accused of killing his rich aunt and a child in her care. Of course he didn't do it and M. manages his peeps well enough to uncover the truth before the man can be convicted. Great for it's M. reflections on court and what justice amounts to. Also poignant in it's slow consideration of M.'s upcoming retirement and what that will mean. Beautiful.”

About Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.

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