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And Simenon imagined the son of Rouletabille

2022-08-07T15:31:08.873Z

MAIGRET'S CHILDREN (1/6) - Between 1931 and 1972, the writer published 75 novels and 28 short stories in which the curator was the hero. A work that inspired many French and foreign filmmakers.



The famous commissioner imagined by Simenon has been emulated.

From Cuba to Venice, from Paris to Los Angeles, via Reykjavik, his heirs investigate.

Archetype of the old-fashioned investigator, preferring the examination of characters to the collection of scientific evidence, Maigret has inspired many commissioners in universal literature since

Monsieur Gallet, deceased,

his first investigation, published in 1931.

I had read "The Mystery of the Yellow Room" and two other novels by Gaston Leroux.

And Rouletabille made a strong impression on me, just as at that time he impressed many others… He was my model.

I found it wonderful

George Simenon

This hero does not come from nowhere, confided its creator, the Belgian novelist Georges Simenon, at the end of his life.

“I had read

The Mystery of the Yellow Room

and two other novels by Gaston Leroux.

And Rouletabille made a strong impression on me, just as at that time he impressed many others… He was my model.

I found him wonderful.

I also wore a raincoat, like Rouletabille, a hat with the front well down, and I smoked a short pipe to look like Rouletabille.

Those who have read Gaston Leroux, or seen Bruno Podalydès' film released in 2003...

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