Maigret and the Saturday Caller Book Summary and Study Guide

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Léonard Planchon follows Maigret home to tell him his story. He'd come to the Quai des Orfèvres numerous times on Saturdays, earning himself the nickname "the Saturday caller" but had always left before seeing Maigret. He's planning to kill his wife and her lover, Roger Prou, one of his workers who has moved into his house. Maigret convinces him to call him daily, and worries when he doesn't call. His wife and Prou maintain that he left home one night and never came back, having sold his business to Prou, but Maigret discovers the money still in the house, and a week later Planchon's body is fished out of the Seine, and Prou and Planchon's wife are arrested for the murder.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Kind of investigator    -   police procedural, Foreign Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   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

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   drowned Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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