64 Followers
30 Following
KOMET

KOMET

Currently reading

Gabriela, Cravo e Canela
Jorge Amado
Progress: 157/358 pages
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph (The Authorized Doubleday/Doran Edition)
T.E. Lawrence
Progress: 189/672 pages
The Creature from Jekyll Island: A Second Look at the Federal Reserve
G. Edward Griffin
Progress: 41/608 pages
Peter the Great
Robert K. Massie
Progress: 472/934 pages
Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty
Bradley K. Martin
A Time for Trumpets: The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
Charles B. MacDonald
Progress: 191/712 pages
The German Army 1933-1945
Matthew Cooper
Progress: 198/598 pages
Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918: The List Regiment
John F Williams
Progress: 22/238 pages
Maigret on the Riviera - Georges Simenon, Geoffrey Sainbury Chief Inspector Maigret is on special assignment in the Côte d'Azur. He is met at the train station in Antibes by a young inspector by the name of Boutigues. Boutigues, knowing of Maigret's reputation, tries to ingratiate himself with the veteran policemen of the Paris Police Judiciare. Maigret shows little interest in the younger man as they ride an ancient fiacre to a house some distance away. It's a residence owned by an Australian. An Australian who had lived in the area for the past decade with 2 women and was found dead from a stab wound in the back. Maigret sets himself to investigating the murder. As he goes about uncovering the clues and questioning people who were associated with the Australian (who, it turns out, lived a somewhat schizophrenic existence), Maigret becomes caught up in the festive and somnolent atmosphere of the Côte d'Azur - "... A land fulfilling every promise: mimosa, sunshine, palms and parasol pines, tearooms, tennis, golf, and American bars..."

This is a book that will appeal to the senses and to any mystery book lover who enjoys a captivating story which is leisurely laid-out and whose denouement brings together all the pieces of the puzzle.