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Maigret et le corps sans tête

January, 1955. Shadow Rock Farm, Lakeville (Connecticut)

Presses de la Cité, 1955
Tout Simenon (PDLC '91-'92): Tome 8, pp. 9-111 (103pp).

Maigret and the Headless Corpse (1967) tr. Eileen Ellenbogen

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Maigret of the Month: December, 2007

The dismembered body of a man is found in the Saint-Martin Canal. M stops at a small café in the neighborhood, near Quai de Valmy, and is intrigued by the proprietress, Aline Calas, who is unusually taciturn. He slowly begins to wonder if the body might be her husband, Omer Calas, supposedly away on a trip. Eventually that proves to be the case, when she turns out to be an heiress who hated her father, and ran away with a married man 25 years earlier. A lawyer, M. Canonge's search for heirs brought him to her café, and though she wanted no part of it, Omer discovered the facts of the inheritance, and Aline's lover, Dieudonne Pape, killed him when he came in while Omer was beating her into writing to accept the inheritance.

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Maigret of the Month: December, 2007


Aillevard Alfred Ancelin, Victor
Berthe Blancpain Boissancourt, Honoré de
Cadet, Victor Calas, Aline Calas, Julien
Calas, Lucette Calas, Omer Calas, Robert
Camuzet Canonge Chief of Police
Coméliau Cristin, Antoine Dambois, Charles
Depoil Dubois Dupré, Christophe
Dupré de Boissancourt, Alain Espissac, Émilie d' Granvalet
Janvier Joris Judel
Langlois, Joseph Lapointe Lavaud
Lemaire Louchez Lucas
Magrin Mangrin Mme M
Moers Naud, Jules Naud, Laurence
Naud, Robert Pape, Dieudonné Pardon, Dr
Paul, Dr Petrelle Piedboeuf
Popaul Public Prosecutions Public Prosecutor
Sambois Simonin Torrence

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