By Georges Simenon

L'Ombre chinoise est un roman policier de Georges Simenon publié en janvier 1932 ; il fait partie de l. a. série des Maigret.
Simenon achève l'écriture de ce roman en décembre 1931.

L'intrigue se déroule en France, à Paris. Raymond Couchet a été abattu dans le bureau de son entreprise, située au fond de los angeles cour d'un immeuble de l. a. position des Vosges. Une somme d'argent (l'ensemble de l. a. paie du group of workers) a été dérobée de son coffre-fort, retrouvé ouvert après le crime. Quand Maigret begin son enquête, il découvre que Couchet a laissé un testomony léguant toute sa fortune à ses "trois femmes": sa première épouse, son épouse actuelle, et los angeles jeune 9, sa maîtresse. Or, il se fait que los angeles première épouse de Couchet habite toujours l'immeuble de los angeles position des Vosges où Couchet a ses bureaux.

Show description

Read or Download L'ombre chinoise (Maigret, Livre 12) PDF

Best fiction_1 books

Download e-book for kindle: A Matter of Choice by Nora Roberts

A singular of peril and keenness from no 1 big apple occasions bestselling writer Nora Roberts.

The very last thing NYPD Sergeant James "Slade" Sladerman wishes is to babysit a spoiled heiress. yet Jessica Winslow's antiques store is suspected of getting used by means of a global smuggling ring, and Slade is being despatched undercover to investigate—and retain Jessica out of trouble.

The girl Slade meets isn't what he anticipated. And nor is the need that springs up among them. ..

Download e-book for kindle: The Dark by John McGahern

Set in rural eire, John McGahern's moment novel is set youth and a to blame, but uncontrollable sexuality that's contorted and twisted through either puritanical nation faith and a wierd, robust and ambiguous dating among son and widower father.

Against a heritage evoked with quiet, undemonstrative mastery, McGahern explores with precision and tenderness a human scenario, superficially very usual, yet inwardly an ache of longing and melancholy.

Read e-book online Wetlands PDF

Wetlands—an foreign sensation with greater than 1000000 copies offered worldwide—has been on the heart of a heated debate approximately feminism and sexuality given that its ebook final spring. Charlotte Roche’s debatable debut novel is the tale of Helen Memel, an outspoken, sexually precocious eighteen-year-old mendacity in a sanatorium mattress as she recovers from an operation.

Download e-book for iPad: Sylvia: A Novel by Leonard Michaels

First acclaimed as a story-length memoir, then elevated right into a novel, Sylvia attracts us into the lives of a tender couple whose fight to outlive long island within the early Sixties comprises them in sexual fantasias, paranoia, medicinal drugs, and the intense intimacy of self-destructive violence.

Reproducing a time and position with impressive readability, Leonard Michaels explores with self-wounding honesty the excruciating details of a younger marriage headed for catastrophe.

Extra info for L'ombre chinoise (Maigret, Livre 12)

Example text

Instead, He created the process of natural selection, and then let that process produce our moral values to His satisfaction. It is clear that our desires for food and sex are base instincts driven by natural selection. Our very existence and our access to land and other resources that we need are all a direct result of many quite vicious battles won by our long-forgotten ancestors. However, people are much more than greedy self serving organisms. We pursue art and beauty, and help others often at expense to ourselves.

In this way scientists are creating new forms of life that have never previously existed. It seems clear that the miracle of life can be understood as the result of large numbers of complex chemical reactions that obey well-defined laws of physics. There is little doubt that creating life ab initio is possible, it is just a matter of gaining a better understanding of the biochemical processes that are involved. Or do they result from some vital force that only a human brain can possess? More specifically, would it ever be possible to build an artificial computer that could really think?

Politicians are already beginning to use semi-intelligent systems to analyze policy decisions. ) Why build a dangerous AGI? Perhaps more importantly because of the huge disadvantage that would be suffered if one’s competitors had such a machine first. An intelligent machine could automate most dreary labour performed by man. Major medical advances would be assisted or produced by intelligent machines providing cures for the diseases of old age. Intelligent machines would produce more and better military weapons.

Download PDF sample

L'ombre chinoise (Maigret, Livre 12) by Georges Simenon

by George

Rated 4.37 of 5 – based on 46 votes