My Friend Maigret

My Friend Maigret

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780241206393
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 254,772
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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"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."
-People

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

"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."
-Iain Pears

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My Friend Maigret 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With a scotland yard counterpart in tow maigret questions his own skills but that doesnt slow him down much, he listens asks questions sweats in the heat drinks and absorbs small island gossip and culture. His mind composts all the accumulated garbage and suddenly a tulip sprouts up and he knows who and why the victim died. I liked this story because i got to see how his mind works, those who love the mystery and detective stories of the first half of twentieth century will love watching him work. try one.
Twitcher on LibraryThing 6 months ago
I agree with BooksPlease that the number of characters in this book made the story confusing- but I also enjoyed the setting and the observations on the behaviour of Mr. Pyke, the Scotland Yard detective.
kates on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I am a recent convert to Georges Simenon. Penguin recently put out a series of his Maigret mysteries that have lovely art deco covers and a slim, squarish paperback profile that I am a sucker for. They fit perfectly in my purse and have lovely black and white photos of French urban scenes from the first half of the 20th century. I am the target market, obviously, becuase I am obsessed.
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