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Georges Simenon
Harvest Books; Reissue edition (June 1, 1996)
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Now Maigret must plumb the depths of government corruption to find the thief and the report - and let the compromised .

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Georges Simenon MAIGRET AND THE MINISTER Translated by ROS SCHWARTZ Contents 1. The Explosive Calame Report 2. The . Maigret and the minister. Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century’. The Telephone Call from the President 3. The Stranger.

Jules Maigret (), or simply Maigret, is a fictional French police detective, a commissaire ("commissioner") of the Paris Brigade Criminelle (Direction Régionale de Police Judiciaire de Paris), created by writer Georges Simenon

Jules Maigret (), or simply Maigret, is a fictional French police detective, a commissaire ("commissioner") of the Paris Brigade Criminelle (Direction Régionale de Police Judiciaire de Paris), created by writer Georges Simenon. The character's full name is Jules Amedée François Maigret.

The Maigret stories were also adapted for television and radio. An ambitious project by Penguin Books will see the publication of new translations of 75 books in Georges Simenon’s Maigret series over as many months beginning in November 2013, by translators David Bellos, Anthea Bell, and Ros Schwartz. List of books: Maigret at the Gai Moulin Harcourt (1991).

Inspector Maigret becomes a reluctant advisor to a cabinet minister, involved in political intrigue
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  • Maigret and the Calame Report, published in 1954, is the 74th adventure of Inspector Jules Maigret, superintendant of Paris’s Police Judiciaire and star of the extensive detective series by Belgian author Georges Simenon. It was originally published under the French title of Maigret chez le ministre and can also be found under the name Maigret and the Minister. Simenon wrote the book during his decade-long stay in the United States.

    A tragedy has occurred that has all of Paris upset. A building housing an orphanage has collapsed, killing 128 children. It is brought to light that, prior to the disaster, an engineer named Calame had written a report warning of just such an occurrence, but that report was suppressed and all known copies are missing. One late night, Maigret is called to the apartment of Auguste Point, the Minister of Public Works. Point informs Maigret that recently a man named Piquemal had delivered to him a newly discovered copy of the Calame Report. However, 24 hours later, the report went missing, apparently stolen. Point realizes that if anyone were to find out that he had the report in his possession, he would be accused of hiding or destroying the document in order to protect those officials responsible for the disaster. He asks Maigret to find the thief, recover the document, and clear his name. Though reluctant to get involved in political matters, Maigret sympathizes with the minister and agrees to help him.

    This intriguing setup makes for a very exciting mystery. Once hooked by the first chapter of this novel, I couldn’t put it down. Like all of Maigret’s cases, this one is brisk and brief, and I read the whole thing in a single day. Though Maigret novels are often unconventional entries in the mystery genre, this one follows a pretty standard detective novel format: description of the crime in Chapter 1, enumeration of the suspects in Chapter 2, interrogation of the suspects in Chapter 3, then a few chapters of gumshoeing until the big reveal in Chapter 8 and the epilogue in Chapter 9. The contents of these chapters, however, is anything but conventional or predictable. The book is enjoyable on three levels: First, you’ve got the detective work; next, you gain insight into Maigret’s personal character and his relationship with his wife; and lastly, there’s the added dimension of a political thriller. The fact that the crime involves members of the higher levels of government elevates the importance and urgency of the case. Maigret definitely feels the pressure, and spends much of the novel worried that he’s in way over his head. He knows his career is at stake. If Point goes down, he goes down.

    This is one of the better Maigret books I’ve read, though not entirely typical of the series. I tend to say that with almost every Maigret book I review, however, so perhaps there really is no typical Maigret mystery. The author’s boundless inventiveness delivers a unique experience with each book. It’s a wonder that Simenon was able to crank out so many novels, and even more amazing that they are consistently of such high quality. Maigret and the Calame Report is a top-notch thriller and a totally engaging read.

  • In this detective novel, Inspector Maigret gets involved in the political world, an area he has avoided on purpose during this lifetime. Following a heavy rainstorm, the Sanatorium of Clairfond, a place for abandoned children, collapses killing 128 of its inhabitants. Then reports begin to circulate of the Calame Report, created by a construction expert before the Sanatorium was built. It predicts such a disastrous outcome based on engineering evaluations. If this report should suddenly reappear, it could be disastrous to the governing Cabinet and Party members, who obviously disregarding the findings and went ahead with the construction. Then the report is found, then stolen and possibly destroyed. Or are there other copies about that can be used for blackmail and extortions. Maigret is called in to try and get to the bottom of the issue. Can he, and will it do any good if he does?

  • Maigret and the Minister was first published as Maigret Chez le Ministre in 1954. It was translated by Moura Budberg. The Calame Report, an architect's warning about an unsafe public project which has collapsed and resulted in the death of 128 young children, was disregarded when it was first published, and has subsequently disappeared. Now it has resurfaced, with allegations that several politicians and contractors involved with the project may have previously had it suppressed to avoid a scandal.

    Maigret enters the shifty world of politics in this story, dodged by members of the security police wherever he goes. He has been appealed to by the Minister of Public Works to act privately on his behalf, and finds a situation where the very existence of the report can be used by unsavoury and unscrupulous politicians to lever influence. In an unfamiliar world of decadent diplomatic officials, fanatic followers of political parties, officials of the security police whom neither he nor his superiors can know anything about officially, renegade members of that force and suspicious staff in politicians' entourage, Maigret grimly sticks to what he knows best: finding the perpetrators of criminal acts.

    This is a story which will appeal to lovers of the traditional detective story. Despite the quite believable situation described, the story revolves on tracing identity and following clues which slowly reveal the true course of events.