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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.
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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 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 30% 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?    -   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    -   perforation--bullets Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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