Wednesday, 30 July 2014

NIGHT AT THE CROSSROADS – Georges Simenon, 1931

This was my first foray into the world of Inspector Maigret and I can’t believe that I have waited this long. Thanks again to my excellent brother, I have been able to explore the criminal goings-on of mid-twentieth century Paris.

Here we have a closed world: three houses at a crossroads and a crime committed which involves at least two of them. And yet (although I have read hundreds of crime novels and pride myself on my ability to guess the perpetrator) I had no idea who was responsible. This is excellent storytelling.

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