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Your 2011 Just Desserts "hiatus" reading assignment!

November 03, 2011 by sdc

During the Nov/Dec 2011 hiatus between meetings of the Just Desserts mystery fiction discussion group, we encourage regular attendees to continue to participate as a group...but in a virtual way. While we may not have an actual meeting scheduled during these two months, this blog is available to keep everyone active with their mystery reading and discussions.

Our "hiatus author" for 2011 is Georges Simenon, creator of the legendary sleuth Inspector Maigret. We encourage Just Desserts participants to read any book in the Inspector Maigret series (or watch an episode of one of the Maigret TV or movie adaptations), at some point in November or December 2011, then come back here and leave a comment about whatever you read or watched, as a response to this discussion topic.

As a bit of background, here are some links to Simenon and Maigret information:

In all, there have been 75 novels and 28 short stories written by Simenon that feature Maigret, and the Lincoln City Libraries still have over 45 of these.

We look forward to seeing your comments here over the course of the next two months!

Scott C. - Just Desserts coordinator and host

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Comments 2

Linda Riesberg said:
I read "Maigret and the Flemish Shop". The copyright is 1941. The story is set on the border of France and Belgium. The description of the characters and the town setting made the book very enjoyable. It didn't matter that there were no cell phones or computer tablets to get instant information to solve the murder mystery.
Roger Way said:
I read "Maigret and the Headless Corpse". I would classify as a police procedural, as the reader is privy to all that Maigret and associates are doing. Maigret is a very likeable character; low key and very perceptive. The glimpses into his home life are very enjoyable. I look forward to reading more of his adventures.

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