Le Charretier de la Providence (Le Livre de Poche) (French Edition) [Georges Simenon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book by. Le charretier de “La Providence” is an fairly standard early Maigret where the detective’s famous “method” is on prominent display. Still a member of . Directed by Marcel Cravenne. With Jean Richard, Charles Moulin, Paulette Frantz, FĂ©odor Atkine.

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Maigret is sent to investigate the murder of a woman at the lock 14 nearby prkvidence village of Dizy. After all, this was 7 years earlier.

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The lock of Dizy is still there it is situated at about 2 Km 1. He turns out to be a simple soul, incapable of harm. I suspect it’s not The Strange Case of Peter the Lett. The woman is identified as Mary Lampson, wife of an English “milord” travelling through France on his yacht, the Southern Cross. The tow path with in the background the lock and the lock keeper’s house.

The locks on the canal are computer operated and the lockkeeper, who still lives in the house at lock of Dizy, provdence now responsible for all the sluices along the canal.

Simenon charetier these surroundings in during one of his first journeys through France with his small boat “Le Ginette” in the company of his wife Tiggy and the servant girl Boule see Travel Log – Dizy.

One of the strengths of the novel is how well Simenon constructs the storyline into the setting of canal life made authentic from his personal experience. At the end it must have been a kind of dance hall. Le charretier de “La Providence” – 1. He was caught and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor in the penal colony “bagne” in French Guyana. There now is a paved thoroughfare, from the road from Dizy to Damery, leading to a small bridge over the channel at meters from the lock.


The lock 14 – 15? Feeling suspected Jean tries to chafretier suicide and by doing so injures himself critically. It would seem the film was never made. Some indications, in particular a badge found at the place of the crime, make Sir Lampson the likely culprit.

Un crime en Hollande – Maigret in Holland. Le charretier de la Providence Maigret meets a milord – Moreover he had to kill Willy ,who surprised him sneaking around the yacht where he tried to scramble the tracks. The confusion could have arisen from the fact that the two Morsangs are only a few provixence from each other and both near Corbeil. Le charretier de la Providence Maigret meets a milord – 9.

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The skeleton in the closet is the long-lost love of a young doctor for a jazzy, destructive woman who betrays him. La nuit du carrefour – Maigret at the Crossroads.

Simenon seemed to have been fascinated by water throughout most of his life, setting some of his novels and short stories by, or on, canals, pa, lakes and the sea. The doctor goes overseas and returns years later as an inarticulate bargehand, one of Simenon’s innumerable dropouts.

Unfortunately, for some reason Fenton Bresler has indicated the wrong Morsang. And there, in the summer ofhe wrote, on the trot, three full-length novels: Les larmes de bougie. Old photograph with tow horses and carter.

Go to a novel or story analysis – Click on the title. The matter ls even more complicated. Simenon was fond of boats and spent six months in navigating the rivers and se of France. Then, by chance, he found his former wife and killed her. It would have been easy to put words in the mouths of people like myself. Retrieved from ” https: It is noteworthy that the number of the lock does not correspond with the number in the novel.


Solving the crime and finding pathos, Maigret displays his characteristic sympathy for a technical criminal, who dies at the end, obviating any legal questions of criminal justice. Yet, trudging through the mud from Dizy to the lock isn’t providejce anymore.

After his release he became the carter of the “Providence”. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Does anyone know any more about this? For more information charreteir the French penal colony in Guyana Go to: Did he change the number in a, somewhat futile, attempt to make the site unidentifiable?

Le charretier de la providence

But when Maigret learns that a bicycle was used on the sly the night of the crime he again turns to the carter Jean. From there the lock is to be reached over the gravelled tow path.

Sign on the lock keeper’s house indicating this is lock She had been strangled, and was still wearing her jewellery, pointing to a crime of passion. So, it is possible, even likely, that also on the spot depicted in the novel there was a bar annex grocery store. This happened more than 25 years ago. This page was last edited on 3 Juneat But it was located on the left side of the house.