|Plot Summary of The Man on the Run |
The body of Ernest Borms, a Viennese doctor, is found on the walks of the Bois de Boulogne, not far from the Porte de Bagatelle. He'd been shot, but there isn't a clue. Maigret has an article inserted into the papers that the murder had been quickly solved and that there would be a reenactment of the crime the next morning. The people who show up at the reenactment are followed, and one seems a likely subject. He leads Maigret and his investigators on a chase around Paris that lasts five days, until he is finally identified by a concierge as Stephan Strevzki. Maigret has another article inserted in the paper that the man's wife, Dora Strevzki has disappeared, and when Strevzki reads the paper, he gives himself up, thinking his wife had gotten away. He'd known she was Borms' mistress, and suspected she shot him when she learned he wasn't serious about her. Strevzki had been trying to lead the police away from her. With the help of the best lawyers she was almost acquitted – received a year with remission of sentence.
This synopsis report prepared by Dana Samson
|Chapter Analysis of The Man on the Run |
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 10%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 30%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
Time/era of story:
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
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Super genius
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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