L'Affaire Saint-Fiacre

L Affaire Saint Fiacre Un grattement timide la porte le bruit d un objet pos sur le plancher une voix furtive Il est cinq heures et demie Le premier coup de la messe vient de sonner Maigret fit grincer le sommier du lit en

  • Title: L'Affaire Saint-Fiacre
  • Author: Georges Simenon
  • ISBN: 9782253142935
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Un grattement timide la porte le bruit d un objet pos sur le plancher une voix furtive Il est cinq heures et demie Le premier coup de la messe vient de sonner Maigret fit grincer le sommier du lit en se soulevant sur les coudes et tandis qu il regardait avec tonnement la lucarne perc e dans le toit en pente, la voix reprit Est ce que vous communiez MUn grattement timide la porte le bruit d un objet pos sur le plancher une voix furtive Il est cinq heures et demie Le premier coup de la messe vient de sonner Maigret fit grincer le sommier du lit en se soulevant sur les coudes et tandis qu il regardait avec tonnement la lucarne perc e dans le toit en pente, la voix reprit Est ce que vous communiez Maintenant, le commissaire Maigret tait debout, les pieds nus sur le plancher glacial lI marcha vers la porte qui fermait I aide d une ficelle enroul e deux clous lI y eut des pas qui fuyaient, et, quand il fut dans le couloir, il eut juste le temps d apercevoir une silhouette de femme en camisole et en jupon blanc Alors il ramassa le broc d eau chaude que Marie Tatin lui avait apport , ferma sa porte, chercha un bout de miroir devant lequel se raser Source Ed Le Livre de Poche

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    1. In this novel Inspector Maigret returns to the village of his childhood and uncovers a very sordid murder plot that has been arranged in such a way the police are powerless to act against the murderer. The writing is excellent, as always, thick with atmosphere, and there is a brilliant 'stand off' with a revolver around a circular table in a chateau near the end of the book.

    2. THE SAINT-FIACRE AFFAIR. (1932). Georges Simenon. ***1/2.Maigret hasn’t visited his home region since attending his father’s funeral many years ago. He makes this trip, however, after receiving a note that tells him that a murder will occur at the first mass on All Soul’s Day. No other information is given. He can’t resist going and following up on something like this. Besides, even if it isn’t true, he will still have a chance to visit his old home and reacquaint himself with his old [...]

    3. E’un caso anomalo quello che coinvolge il commissario Maigret a Saint Fiacre, un paesino sperduto della nebbiosa e fredda campagna francese dove Maigret è nato e ha trascorso l’infanzia, nella casa dell’intendente dei conti Saint Fiacre. E’ anomalo perché egli non interviene a risolvere un delitto quale funzionario della polizia parigina, in seguito di regolare denuncia; un omicidio “particolare” viene perpetrato, la morte della contessa è dovuta ad arresto cardiaco, non v’è fo [...]

    4. Punteggio pieno per questo romanzo (finora il secondo su tredici) in cui Maigret è alle prese con un caso dalle dinamiche atipiche; in primo luogo perché l'omicidio fulcro della vicenda "tecnicamente" non prevede un colpevole, in quanto apparentemente non esiste assassino o arma del delitto convenzionale; motivo per cui l'ispettore è più spettatore che investigatore. Gli altri elementi che conferiscono spessore sono legati al luogo. Simenon inserisce non più Parigi o una grande città, ma i [...]

    5. Své na tom bezesporu udělalo filmové zpracování s fantastickým Rowanem Atkinsonem, díky kterému jsem si k postavě udělal vztah ještě před vůbec prvním čtením. Oba příběhy ("Případ Saint-Fiacre" a "Maigret a vzpurní svědkové") jsou báječné. Během čtení mě napadala slova jako důstojné, milé a galantní. Pominu-li skutečnost, že se v případech řeší vraždy, chybí v knihách dnes už tolik obnošená explicitní agresivita a popis zvrácených nechutností. [...]

    6. A short take:I loved this Maigret novel. His reaction to ending up in his home village was believable, and his impressions and thoughts provide little, tantalizing peeks into his history. The central murder is small-time, but the setting makes it a tempestuous affair. The final scene in the dining room is absolutely fantastic, almost Gothic in its portrayal and delivery. Simenon rocks. Highlights:* All of Maigret's musings. Normally confident and direct in his actions, he is completely put off h [...]

    7. Um detetive francês, da era clássica do romance policial, mas que não é muito o tipo de usar grandes recursos dedutivos. É mais um personagem muito humano, em histórias com dramas humanos. Neste caso, por exemplo, curiosamente, o próprio Maigret atua mas pouco faz para a solução final do mistério.Georges Simenon (1903 – 1989), belga, é um fenômeno de produção literária, com mais de 400 livros publicados, dos quais 75 romances protagonizados pelo Comissário Maigret – também p [...]

    8. In the 1932 novelThe Saint-Fiacre Affair (also published as Maigret Goes Home, Maigret on Home Ground and Maigret and the Countess), Detective Chief Inspector Maigret returns to his birthplace, Saint-Fiacre in northern France, the town where Maigret’s father was the estate manager for a count. He remembered the Countess of Saint-Fiacre as a beautiful, elegant woman; however, in the decades since Maigret moved to Paris, the Countess has widowed and taken a series of boy-toy secretaries as lover [...]

    9. Georges Simenon's stolid Inspector Maigret feels all the feelings in this outing, but someone else solves the murder -- and the book ends without explaining its central gimmick. Nevertheless I enjoyed the book for its vivid portrait of a French country village where all life centers on the comings and goings of the local noble. Maigret knows this village well because it's the one where he grew up, the son of the estate manager for the Count of Saint-Fiacre. The count is long dead, the countess i [...]

    10. Excelente. No había leido nada de Simenon y me alegro de haberme decidido a hacerlo por fin. Magníficamente escrito, es un caso peculiar, en el que Maigret juega un papel secundario casi de testigo en el desarrolo de los acontecimientos. Se trata de una historia de redención. Maigret viaja al pueblo en el que pasó su infancia y se encuentra con la ruina moral, espiritual y material de los Condes de la zona. El antiguo Conde ha muerto, la Condesa oscila entre la beatería y la entrega a joven [...]

    11. Wow! A Maigret I didn't like?! It might have been the translation, but I found it difficult to keep characters straight, especially in thoughts and conversations. Also, except for the dead woman and the innkeeper, all were male, so pronouns gave no clues. But I did like the return of Maigert to his home village and the glimpses of his boyhood. Funny thing is, I saw a French TV adaption of this story years ago, really liked it, and was looking forward to reading the original. C'est la vie.

    12. One of my favourite Maigrets. He back in his home village (where his father was estate manager for decades) for only the second time in 30 years, after a warning that a crime will be committed at the first Mass on all-saints' day. The picture created of the isolated village in winter, the insulated villagers, and the primitive life-style, is memorable. As well as the murder in church, and the case to be solved .

    13. This is a short well written murder mystery which took place in a very small village where the inspector grew up. Since he lives in Paris his presence in the village is tolerated but not really celebrated. So you have a need to solve a murder and at the same time a searching for the inspector's own identity. Who is he a child of the village or a brilliant crime solver. Have fun

    14. This is number 13 in the Maigret series, and was written in 1932. A tragedy (aren't they all), but with a twist. There was a murder, but no criminal act was perpetrated. Some show great strength while others are despised for their weakness and cunning. Maigret, as always, shows great empathy with the characters, and exhibits his usual humanity.

    15. Nu stiu de ce, dar romanele lui Georges Simenon nu ma atrag. Maigret este greu digerabil ca personaj din punctul meu de vedere. Imi e antipatic, ii lipseste jovialitatea lui Poirot. Stilul lui Simenon se apropie foarte mult de stilul americanilor care scria potboilers. Propozitii concise, dialoguri pline de intelesuri ascunse, personaje meticuloase, extrem de rationale.

    16. Um detetive francês, da era clássica do romance policial, mas que não é muito o tipo de usar grandes recursos dedutivos. É mais um personagem muito humano, em histórias com dramas humanos. Neste caso, por exemplo, o próprio Maigret atua mas, curiosamente, pouco faz para a solução final do mistério.Georges Simenon (1903 – 1989), belga, é um fenômeno de produção literária, com mais de 400 livros publicados, dos quais 75 romances protagonizados pelo Comissário Maigret – também [...]

    17. Diffidate dell'aristocrazia di provincia Un'irrilevante informativa di un comando di provincia porta nientemeno che il Commissario Maigret della Polizia Criminale di Parigi fino a un paesello sperduto, dove forse si compirà un crimine.Il motivo è semplice: il paesello è quello dove Maigret è nato e cresciuto, figlio dell'amministratore dei beni dei Conti di Saint-Fiacre.Lui ha studiato, si è arruolato ed è finito nella capitale.Il paesello, bene\maledetta eternità provinciale, invece è r [...]

    18. Eis que se acaba um policialzito que merece ser papado de uma só vez. Não apenas por ser ligeiro e fazer uma caminha fofa para a temporada de natação entre os clássicos, que é o que aí vem com a queda do Verão, mas por ser inteligente, bem escrito e, acima de tudo, ter a qualidade de não se preocupar demasiado com o crime: a morte de uma velha e devassa condessa que morre de ataque cardíaco ao ver uma nota escrita dentro do seu missal, na missa dos Finados (a ironia). Maigret, o inspet [...]

    19. Very happy to read this book again, I remember the TV episode with Michael Gambon also with great fondness.Maigret sees a warning note alerting the police of a murder which will take place in Saint-Fiacre, the village where Maigret's mother and father lived and where he was born and grew up. No-one takes the threat seriously but Maigret is keen to observe and return "home".This is a modern translation as part of Penguin's desire to re-print all Inspector Maigret's cases with an up to date revisi [...]

    20. A non-Paris-based Maigret novel, as its title indicates Maigret goes back to the little village where he was born, and where his father worked as estate manager for the Comte de Saint-Fiacre. Father's buried there, but that's not why Maigret turns up just in time for All Hallows Day mass. No, he's recieved an anonymous letter saying there will be a crime committed in the church that day. Indeed--Madame la Comtesse is found to have died in her seat at the end of the mass. How? The doctor says hea [...]

    21. Maigret returns to his boyhood town on a tip off that a crime will be committed during first Mass one Sunday morning. The local Countess dies at the end of the service, a heart attack brought on by a nasty printed note containing a revelation, which has been slipped into her missal. Maigret tries to get to the bottom of the mystery, and finds himself having to deal with impecunious sons, toy boys, lawyers, crooked estate managers, and corrupted altar boys. Unusual in that Maigret is rarely on to [...]

    22. Punteggio pieno per questo romanzo (finora il secondo su tredici) in cui Maigret è alle prese con un caso dalle dinamiche atipiche; in primo luogo perché l'omicidio fulcro della vicenda "tecnicamente" non prevede un colpevole, in quanto apparentemente non esiste assassino o arma del delitto convenzionale; motivo per cui l'ispettore è più spettatore che investigatore. Gli altri elementi che conferiscono spessore sono legati al luogo. Simenon inserisce non più Parigi o una grande città, ma i [...]

    23. Je l'ai trouvé fort bein, bien que je n'ai pas tous compris, surtout, pourquoi le meurtrier (ou est ce que c'était quelqu'un d'autre?) envoya à Maigret une mise en garde avec les mots: "je vous annonce qu'un crime sera commis à l'église de Saint-Fiacre pendant a première messe du Jour des Morts". Je l'ai trouvé aussi difficile à accepter que tous les suspects se laissent rassmebler au chateau à la fin. J'ai aussi vu le film, qui se distingue du roman dans certains aspects importants. Da [...]

    24. Maigret stumbles upon a tip that a murder will be committed in the village where he grew up. His curiosity pushes him to travel home where he discovers (view spoiler)[a death without a crime. Maigret struggles with the reality of being in his old home and finds it difficult to act in is position of Inspector rather than as the son of the former manager of the manor house. (hide spoiler)]I'm usually a stickler for reading books in order, but I've found that it doesn't make a big difference with t [...]

    25. Another entertaining installment in the Inspector Maigret series. Sometimes the plots are too cunning and involve red herrings, but this one unfolds like an Agatha Christie mystery in which all of the suspects are trapped in a room and their alibis are slowly demolished one by one. Maigret actually plays very little of a crime-solving role in this book; the chief investigator turns out to be the son of the murdered woman, who has literally been frightened to death by a phony newspaper notice tha [...]

    26. It is an interesting idea. Can a person be shocked or frightened to death, and is the person who frightens that victim responsible for a crime? Throw into that question a little nostalgia for Maigret as he returns to his childhood home, and you have the base of this story. It would also help a great deal if you have a knowledge of Roman Catholic mass and material to keep the players straight and the action understood. While Simenon, the author, has a tradition of his mysteries being more psychol [...]

    27. Originally published in France in 1931 as L'AFFAIRE SAINT-FIACRE, this classic mystery by famed Belgian author, Georges Simenon finds Chief Inspector Jules Maigret returning to the village where he was born in order stop a murder he has been informed will take place at first mass on All Souls' Day.When the Countess de Saint-Fiacre falls over dead in the church, Maigret must discover how she died and who was responsible.Everyone is a suspect: the priest, the lawyer, the doctor, and even the son, [...]

    28. Pessima l'edizione Adelphi. Ogni dialogo è farcito da tantissimi puntini di sospensione (), tanto che non è possibile capire quando ci sia la sospensione e quando no. Non capisco questa scelta di mettere punti ovunque, non ha senso. Anche in finale di paragrafo.La storia è breve e si legge in 2 serate, un giallo che non mi ha colpito molto, non saprei neanche riassumerlo. Poi i nomi francesi non li ho mai sopportati, non li ricordo, faccio casino coi personaggi. Il nervoso di trovare puntini [...]

    29. Maigret goes back to Saint-Fiacre and is present when the Countess of Saint-Fiacre dies at the first mass on All Souls' Day. Her estate has been terribly mismanaged since the days when Maigret's father was the steward, and Maigret is repelled by the changes he observes in her son the Count, as well as what he discovers about her life since the loss of her husband. A final suspenseful challenge reveals the "murderer" after many suspects have entered the picture. This is a fine Maigret, especially [...]

    30. An interesting slant on the Maigret stories. Maigret's father was the steward for the Comte of the village where he has been summoned by a note that says a crime will be committed during the first mass on a certain day. The widowed Comtesse died during the service while Maigret was there, and the village has several likely suspects, including her son and her much younger lover. Maigret's discomfort at being back in his village is almost paralyzing for him, especially in the climactic scene where [...]

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