“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian
A battle of wills between Inspector Maigret and an adversary from the past
When a friend’s brother-in-law is accused of murdering his daughter’s lover, Maigret sets out for a small French town to help and upon arrival is plunged into an atmosphere of animosity. He soon finds himself tangled up in a case that may ruin the very people whom he has come to aid and must face an old enemy—an ex-police officer nicknamed “Inspector Cadaver”—who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct Maigret’s investigations.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.
What People are Saying About This
"These Maigret books are as timeless as Paris itself."
-The Washington Post
"Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals."
"Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . . a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind."
"A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal."
-P. D. James
"Simenon created some of the most enduring and compelling works of the twentieth century."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Listening to Maigret stories on podcast led me to getting a few of Simenon's books. Enjoyable, quick read.