|Plot Summary of Maigret and the Saturday Caller |
Léonard Planchon follows Maigret home to tell him his story. He'd come to the Quai des Orfèvres numerous times on Saturdays, earning himself the nickname "the Saturday caller" but had always left before seeing Maigret. He's planning to kill his wife and her lover, Roger Prou, one of his workers who has moved into his house. Maigret convinces him to call him daily, and worries when he doesn't call. His wife and Prou maintain that he left home one night and never came back, having sold his business to Prou, but Maigret discovers the money still in the house, and a week later Planchon's body is fished out of the Seine, and Prou and Planchon's wife are arrested for the murder.
This synopsis report prepared by Dana Samson
|Chapter Analysis of Maigret and the Saturday Caller |
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 - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 20%
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
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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