The Bar on the Seine (Maigret Series #11)

The Bar on the Seine (Maigret Series #11)

by Georges Simenon
     
 

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One of the world’s most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In The Bar on the Seine, Maigret must visit a prisoner he arrested and bear the news that his reprieve has been refused and he will be executed at dawn. But when the condemned man tells

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One of the world’s most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In The Bar on the Seine, Maigret must visit a prisoner he arrested and bear the news that his reprieve has been refused and he will be executed at dawn. But when the condemned man tells Maigret a story, his investigations lead him to the Guinguette a Deux Sous, a bar by the River Seine, and into the seamy underside of bourgeois Parisian life.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals. (People)

Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . . a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind. (John Mortimer)

Patrick Anderson
The Bar on the Seine (1931) and The Hotel Majestic (1942)…are solid police procedurals, but beyond that they are charming and sometimes magical evocations of a Paris now long vanished.
—The Washington Post
Library Journal

Two more outings of Simenon's marvelous Inspector Maigret mysteries, Bar on the Seine(1931) finds the French sleuth investigating a murder among a group of close friends. Hotel Majestic(1942) offers another murder, this time at a posh establishment on the Champs-Élysées, whose guests perhaps are not as exclusive as believed. The Maigret books are as addictive as crack, and fans will gobble these up.


—Michael Rogers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143038313
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/26/2006
Series:
Maigret Series, #11
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.94(w) x 6.56(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals. (People)

Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . . a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind. (John Mortimer)

Meet the Author

Georges Simenon (1903–1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.

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