By Georges Simenon
'Just take a look,' Duclos stated in an undertone, pointing to the scene all around them, the picture-book city, with every little thing instead, like embellishes at the mantlepiece of a cautious housewife... 'Everyone the following earns his residing. Everyone's kind of content material. And peculiarly, every person retains his instincts below keep an eye on, simply because that's the guideline the following, and a need if humans are looking to reside in society'
When a French professor traveling the quiet, Dutch coastal city of Delfzjil is accused of homicide, Maigret is distributed to enquire. The neighborhood appear chuffed guilty an unknown outsider, yet there are humans a lot in the direction of domestic who appear to recognize even more than they're letting on: Beetje, the upset daughter of a neighborhood farmer, Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased, and, after all, a infamous neighborhood crook.
Written at the hours of darkness, grimly comedian prose that Simenon is well known for, A Crime in Holland will satisfaction lifelong fanatics and new readers alike.
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At noon. While I was proving I was more macho than Billy Harris. For an instant Vicki was so blindly jealous she couldn't speak. That was what she should be doing with her life, making a difference, not making a fool of herself in the parking lot of a coffee factory. Lower lip caught between her teeth, she managed to wrestle the monster back into its pit although she couldn't quite manage the smile. " When she'd allowed Mike Celluci back into her life, she'd allowed police work back in. She'd just have to learn to deal with it.
It stinks. Thanks again, Ms. Nelson. " She watched Henry walk Rose to the door, warn them to be careful, and return to the living room. The look on his face rerouted the accusation of high-handedness she was about to make. " Both red-gold brows rose. "My friends are being killed," he reminded her quietly. Vicki felt herself flush. "I'm sorry," she said. " "I know. " She forced herself not to sound sullen. She shouldn't have had to be reminded of that. " His expression softened. "You need to be needed and they need you, Vicki.
What had the young woman been hiding that night? And why? Occasionally, just for his peace of mind, Greg considered asking her outright, but a certain set to her jaw had always stopped him. So he wondered. And he kept an eye on things. Just in case. Vicki felt a distinct sense of relief as the elevator doors closed behind her. Scrutiny by that particular security guard always made her feel, well, dirty. Still, it's my own fault. I'm the one who answered the door practically naked. It had been the only solution she could think of at the time and as it had worked, distracting the old man from his intention of pounding a croquet stake through Henry's heart, she supposed she shouldn't complain about the aftereffects.
A Crime in Holland (Inspector Maigret, Book 7) by Georges Simenon