By Georges Simenon

Le Notaire de Châteauneuf est une nouvelle de Georges Simenon, publiée en 1938. Elle fait partie de los angeles série des Maigret.

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La nouvelle est écrite à Neuilly pendant l'hiver 1937-1938 ou à Porquerolles en mars 1938. Elle connaît une première e-book lors d'une édition pré-originale dans l'hebdomadaire Police-Film, no eight du 17 juin 1938.

La nouvelle est reprise dans le recueil Les Nouvelles Enquêtes de Maigret en 1944 chez Gallimard.

Résumé
Maigret, à los angeles retraite dans sa maison de Meung-sur-Loire, est interrompu dans ses activités de jardinage par los angeles visite d'un notaire, venu lui demander son aide. Le notaire est collectionneur d'ivoires gravés, et depuis quelques semaines, ses pièces de assortment disparaissent de façon mystérieuse.

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Jonathon asked. indd 36 8/24/12 4:58 PM the twisted tragedy of miss natalie stewart “Well, someone has an odd way of knowing what company I’d keep today,” said the clerk, mopping his receding brow with a kerchief and inching his glasses up his nose. ” He slid two envelopes across the counter. One said: To a young British stranger, absurdly handsome, black hair, blue eyes. The other said: To a young auburn-­haired woman. Green eyes. Pretty. Jonathon nodded to the postman and eased me away from any listening ears and over to an alcove filled with pens, paper, and supplies.

Right. ” He scratched his head, displacing one wavy black lock. ” “Thankfully she’s good at keeping them. ” I’d had no knowledge or need of telegraphs, even if our family could have afforded them. At such a price they were a convenience for the wealthy alone. A dollar could be a whole day’s pay for many New Yorkers. I tucked the telegraphs into the drawstring bag at my wrist as Denbury began writing telegraphs of his own in return. indd 38 8/24/12 4:58 PM the twisted tragedy of miss natalie stewart of my remaining money to send a wire directly to Father, one that could not be mistaken.

How could she have known? ” I smiled amid his anxiety as the truth dawned on me. “She’s clairvoyant, my love. ” “Oh. Right. ” He scratched his head, displacing one wavy black lock. ” “Thankfully she’s good at keeping them. ” I’d had no knowledge or need of telegraphs, even if our family could have afforded them. At such a price they were a convenience for the wealthy alone. A dollar could be a whole day’s pay for many New Yorkers. I tucked the telegraphs into the drawstring bag at my wrist as Denbury began writing telegraphs of his own in return.

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