Inspector Maigret and the Missing Miniatures Book Summary and Study Guide

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The commissar Maigret meets Mr. Motte, a lawer from Chateauneuf. He tells Maigret that somebody has stolen his collection of oriental miniatures. He suspects Gerard Donovant, the fiancées of one of his daughters, Armande. However, the whole business is strange, as no one could sell these objects since they are easily identifiable.
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Maigret goes to Chateauneuf disguised as Mr. Legros, an old army friend of Mr. Motte. Here, he recognizes the one who pretended to be Donovant as Gerard Gassin, the son of a an international swindler, the Commodore. Gerard, who recognizes Maigret, is convinced that the inspector has only come to stop his marriage with Armande.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for valuable art/artifacts General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Race    -   French Unusual characteristics:    -   Super genius


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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