|Plot Summary of Death Penalty|
Though there is no evidence, Maigret is convinced that Jehan d'Oulmont, a Belgian, has killed his uncle, Count Adalbert d'Oulmont, at the Hôtel du Louvre in Paris. But his alibi is that he was at Longchamp at the time, and it can't be broken. Maigret decides to dog him and his mistress, Sonia Lipchitz, and so returns with them to Brussels, and watches as their funds dwindle. He hopes to force them to reveal the stolen money. At a nightclub Maigret appears drunk and asks Sonia to dance, after which a Belgian CID man told Oulmont he was under arrest. Oulmont grabbed Sonia's purse and pulled out a gun a friend had supplied, shooting at Maigret. But Maigret has had the bullets replaced with blanks. Oulmont had thought the way to avoid extradition to France, where there is a death penalty, was to commit another murder in Belgium, where there is none.
This synopsis report prepared by Dana Samson
|Chapter Analysis of Death Penalty|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 50%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 20%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
How difficult to spot villain?
- Very obvious
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
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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