The Shadow Puppet

The Shadow Puppet

Book - 2014
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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.
Publisher: London :, Penguin Books,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780141394183
Branch Call Number: M SIME
Characteristics: 147 pages ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Schwartz, Ros - Translator


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Dec 31, 2016

This was the first Inspector Maigret book I have read. It is a short 147-page story, so I managed to finish it. I'd probably have given up if it was any longer. Not too much atmosphere, unlikable characters, and not much happening. That about sums it up...


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