-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."