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I'm great novel detective (7)

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maigret

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'detective' is the definition.
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(Other definitions for maigret that I've seen before include "Georges Simenon's detective" , "Simenon''s detective-superintendent" , "Simenon's Inspector" , "Policeman" , "Fictional detective" .)

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