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Maigret chez le ministre

August, 1954. Lakeville (Connecticut) "Shadow Rock Farm"

Presses de la Cité, 1955
Tout Simenon (PDLC '91-'92): Tome 7, pp. 531-636 (106pp).

Maigret and the Calame Report (1969) tr. Moura Budberg
Maigret and the Minister (1969) tr. Moura Budberg
Maigret and the Minister (2017) tr. Ros Schwarts

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Maigret of the Month: November, 2007

Auguste Point, the Minister of Public Works, calls M at home, to ask that he come visit him personally — unofficially — on an extremely sensitive manner. M learns that he had recently received a copy of the Calame report, the contents of which, if revealed, would no doubt cause a major scandal and shakeup of the government. But within a day of receiving it, it is stolen. The press soon learns, somehow, that he has received it, so if it doesn't appear, he will seem to be guilty of hiding it to protect himself or members of his government. Shortly afterwards, Jules Piquemal, who gave him the report, disappears, last seen with a mysterious unknown man, who eventually seems to be the same man who burgled Point's apartment for the report.
It appears that Joseph Mascoulin, a powerful and power-hungry muckraking deputy, is aware not only of Point's having received it, but of its disappearance. He had apparently met the missing Piquemal before Point saw him. Various false leads finally suggest that Eugène Benoît, an ex-CID man turned private detective, probably in Mascoulin's employ, was the man who stole the document and spirited Piquemal away. M traces him to his fishing lodge, where he discovers Piquemal, and the connection with Point's parliamentary secretary, Jacques Fleury. The document is gone, but Mascoulin no doubt has a photostat copy. Point's innocence is proven, but his reputation is broken. The only provable crime seems to be Benoît's burglary, and there the case ends.

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Maigret of the Month: November, 2007


Baudelin Belion, Arthur Benoît, Eugène
Bob Cadet Calame
Calame, Julien Canange, Louis Catroux
Catroux, Isabelle Chabot, Julien Courmont, Alain
Courmont, Robert Cristin, Lucile Emma
Falconet Falk, René Fischer
Fleury, Jacques Gaudry Gaudry, Bob
Hariel Janvier Janvier, Monique
Janvier, Pierrot Joseph Labat, Maurice
Lamotte, Blanche Lapointe Lucas
Luquet, Marcelle Malterre, Oscar Mascoulin, Joseph
Mme M Nicoud, Arthur Page, Jacqueline
Pinard Piquemal, Jules Point, Anne-Marie
Point, Auguste Point, Evariste Point, Henriette
Ramiré Rougier, Gaston Sauvegrain
Tabard, Hector Torrence Valencourt

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