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Maigret and the Headless Corpse
by Georges Simenon | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by wingjarewing of Hudson, Florida USA on 7/2/2004
Average 5 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by wingjarewing from Hudson, Florida USA on Friday, July 02, 2004

This book has not been rated.

From the inside cover:

When a body is fished out of a Paris canal after getting caught in the propeller of a barge, everyone first believes it is the evidence of a gang murder. But there is an unusual circumstance: the head of the corpse is missing. This enigmatic touch brings Inspector Maigret on the scene and sets his imagination in motion. When he is asked: "will the head be found in the canal, do you think?" he shakes his head, to his own surprise. Instinct tells him that there is more to this case than meets the eye.

He does not find the head, but his search leads him to a small bistro frequented by sailors and dockers. He becomes fascinated by its odd owner. Visiting her with dogged perseverance, he disentangles a very strange affair and a remarkable destiny. The interplay between detective and suspect is on Simenon's highest level of psychological reasoning. This is a splendidly satisfying combination of mounting suspense with compassionate understanding--one of Simenon's finest Maigret stories, translated into English...

****

Given to me specifically to release.. will release soon... 


Journal Entry 2 by wingjarewing at Allsup's in Carrizozo, New Mexico USA on Monday, July 05, 2004

This book has not been rated.

Released on Monday, July 05, 2004 at Allsup's in Carrizozo, New Mexico USA.

Pump-n-read... 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Thursday, July 29, 2004

5 out of 10

Found it at a gas station pump. Will leave it at a Women's Luncheon in El Paso, Texas.

CAUGHT IN TULAROSA NEW MEXICO USA 


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