Maigret and the Strangled Stripper Book Summary and Study Guide

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One day, a young girl named Arlette, a stripper at Picratt Club in Montmartre reports to the local police station that she has heard two men at her club talking about murdering a countess. Her deposition is taken at Quai des Orfevres but, as there was no crime commited, nobody takes her serious until she is found strangles in her room, a few hours later. The next day, Countess von Franheim, a drug addict is found dead.
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The stripper's identity could not be found as her papers were false, but a check on the countess reveals that she once lived in Nice and that she had a butler called Oscar Bonvoisin, and Maigret remembers that Arlette has told something about a certain Oscar. In the meantime, Maigret arrests Philippe Motremart, another drug addict friend of the countess, as he feels he is the one who can make the connection with Oscar, because the latter was unknown in Montmartre. The Inspector has to release Philippe but, his famous sixth sense tells him that Oscar will try to kill Philippe in order to keep him quiet. The question is now how to trick the criminal into showing himself without having to lose other lives.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%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?    -   Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murder of certain profession?    -   prostitutes/stripper/porn 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 Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Unusual forms of death    -   hanging Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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