A Crime in Holland (Inspector Maigret, Book 7) by Georges Simenon

By Georges Simenon

'Just take a look,' Duclos stated in an undertone, pointing to the scene all around them, the picture-book city, with every little thing as an alternative, like embellishes at the mantlepiece of a cautious housewife... 'Everyone right here earns his dwelling. Everyone's roughly content material. And exceptionally, everybody retains his instincts less than keep watch over, simply because that's the rule of thumb right here, and a need if humans are looking to reside in society'

When a French professor vacationing the quiet, Dutch coastal city of Delfzjil is accused of homicide, Maigret is shipped to enquire. The neighborhood appear chuffed responsible an unknown outsider, yet there are humans a lot toward domestic who appear to understand even more than they're letting on: Beetje, the disenchanted daughter of an area farmer, Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased, and, after all, a infamous neighborhood crook.

Written at nighttime, grimly comedian prose that Simenon is popular for, A Crime in Holland will satisfaction lifelong enthusiasts and new readers alike.

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10 Moving to the CD player, he pushed Play. Instantly, the room 11 filled with the opening chords of Cherubini’s Medea. A 1959 12 recording. Remarkable music. Potent. Full of a terrible rage. He 13 glanced down at the CD cover, at the diva Maria Callas. Arched 14 nose. Raven hair. Hands splayed like claws. What was it he saw 15 there? A passion for vengeance — for justice — that matched his 16 own. The promise of its fulfillment. And with this, an unflagging 17 sense of order, of timeliness, of fate.

Money to travel and pay off her law school loans. 6 “Better you than me,” said Kate. ” 8 “Foolish girl. ” Andrea grabbed 9 her purse. ” 10 11 12 The noise level in the cafeteria had already reached a steady din by 13 the time Andrea and Kate, lunch trays in hand, headed toward a 14 corner table. It was the usual scene. Tables of slick-haired young 15 men, ties tossed over their shoulders. A few scattered clusters of 16 women, mainly secretaries and other support staffers. 17 “Return to GQ Central,” Kate whispered to Andrea, who re-18 sponded with a short laugh.

I was talking to Sheila about him last week, 14 asking her how she’s managed to be his secretary for as long as she 15 has, and she sort of defended him. Said he had this alcoholic father 16 who used to beat him up and stuff. His family was really poor. ” Kate was reluctant to see any redeeming qualities 20 in Martin Drescher. But there was no need to press the point. 21 “Anyway, I haven’t even seen him today,” Andrea continued. 22 “We were supposed to have a meeting at nine this morning, but I 23 don’t think he’s made it in yet.

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