The Shadow Puppet
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A new translation of this gripping domestic tragedy, set in Simenon’s very own neighbourhood. Book twelve in the new Penguin Maigret series.
One by one the lighted windows went dark. The silhouette of the dead man could still be seen through the frosted glass like a Chinese shadow puppet. A taxi pulled up. It wasn’t the public prosecutor yet. A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake. Summoned to the dimly-lit Place des Vosges one night, where he sees shadowy figures at apartment windows, Maigret uncovers a tragic story of desperate lives, unhappy families, addiction and a terrible, fatal greed. Donated to the little free library in Narrabundah, ACT. Thank you.
Journal Entry 2
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Tuesday, July 21, 2020
I am hoping this is the 'Maigret' of the TV series, which I enjoyed. Looking forward to reading this. Thank you.
Journal Entry 3
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Thursday, January 07, 2021
A quick, reasonable read. I enjoyed it. Maigret, as in the TV series, does not show much character; becoming almost a robot, but that is the style.
Journal Entry 4
Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Friday, January 29, 2021
Released 1 mo ago (1/30/2021 UTC) at Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia
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Released at our local Bookcrossing meet-up at the City Labour Club in Civic, ACT. Enjoy.
Journal Entry 5
Civic, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Saturday, January 30, 2021
Picked up at the ACT bookcrossing meeting at the Labor club.