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The Bar on the Seine (Pocket Penguin Classics)
by Georges Simenon | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingSherlockfanwing of Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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Journal Entry 1 by wingSherlockfanwing from Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

7 out of 10

From Goodreads
One of the world’s most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In The Bar on the Seine, Maigret must visit a prisoner he arrested and bear the news that his reprieve has been refused and he will be executed at dawn. But when the condemned man tells Maigret a story, his investigations lead him to the Guinguette a Deux Sous, a bar by the River Seine, and into the seamy underside of bourgeois Parisian life.
Written in 1932 I expected that this tale might be dated but that aspect didn’t detract from the tale.
There is a mixture of characters, finely depicted, with their own frailties and secrets. I once again enjoyed Maigret with his calm approach to mystery solving and must look for more of these tales that do not need the marvels of modern technology to keep one's interest. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingSherlockfanwing at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 20, 2013

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Journal Entry 3 by wingSherlockfanwing at Fig Tree Cafe & Delicatessen in Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, January 20, 2013

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