Maigret (1992)

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Maigret is the great, French detective created by the Belgian writer Georges Simenon. He’s a bit like a mix between Hercule Poirot and Phillip Marlowe. Many, many books were written between the 1930s and 1970s and they have been adapted numerous times into TV shows and movies. I’ve actually watched and written reviews for a number of those adaptations including this one from Britain starring Michael Gambon. You can read my review for the series here.

I’m currently watching a different series from the BBC about Maigret and I’ll post a review of it in these pages soon enough.

3 thoughts on “Maigret (1992)

  1. Great reminder. I read a lot of these a long time ago! I have a couple of adaptations over the years, but never found one that I found completely satisfying. The character comes to life (and seems to suit) the page better than the screen for me. I’m not sure why that is … certainly not true for other detectives who I prefer on the screen.

  2. Great reminder. I read a lot of these a long time ago! I have a couple of adaptations over the years, but never found one that I found completely satisfying. The character comes to life (and seems to suit) the page better than the screen for me. I’m not sure why that is … certainly not true for other detectives who I prefer on the screen.

    • I’ve only read one or two of the books, but I got a nice short story collection for Christmas and I have several other of his books on the shelf. I definitely need to read them as I enjoy the various adaptations.

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