Maigret and the Man on the Bench

Maigret and the Man on the Bench

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Overview

“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

Inspector Maigret must untangle the web of lies left behind by a murdered man whose family didn’t know him as well as they thought

When a man is found stabbed to death in an alley off Boulevard Saint-Martin, his identity card shows a workplace that had gone out of business three years earlier. As far as his wife knew, he still worked there, and she insists that the shoes and a tie he was wearing when he was killed “couldn’t be his.” It soon becomes evident that although he had a source of income, he spent most of his time sitting on a bench in the neighborhood, often with the same unknown man. But can Maigret find this mysterious companion?

In Maigret and the Man on the Bench, the inimitable inspector must untangle the web of a dead man’s lies that go deeper than anyone could have imagined.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780241277447
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Series: Maigret Series , #41
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 246,559
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.

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