From Library Journal
Adapted for audio by Frederick Spoerly???, this excellent full-cast recording of a Simenon trilogy offers crime drama of psychological depth. In the first story, Chief Inspector Maigret of the Paris police investigates the murder of a young man who is stabbed from behind on a street. It first appears his death is the result of his habit of tape-recording conversations, and four burglars are arrested. Whereupon, the real murderer writes to the newspapers. In "Maigret Sets a Trap" (Audio Reviews, LJ 10/1/93), five women have been stabbed to death as they walk along the streets of Paris. Maigret arranges for a female policewoman to act as a decoy. The killer refuses to confess, and Maigret effectively psychoanalyzes what led him to become a hater of women. In "Maigret's Christmas," the appearance of "Father Time" in a child's bedroom leads to a case of theft and murder that Maigret solves virtually from his armchair. Each case offers up middle-class criminals, along with some interesting insights into the character of Madame Maigret. Sound quality is excellent. Recommended for public libraries.?Jacqueline Seewald, Red Bank Reg. H.S., Little Silver, NJ
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"One of the great revolutionists of the detective story." -The New York Times Book Review
"Maigret...ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals." -People
"Simenon is ... in a class by himself." -The New Yorker