Maigret's Secret

Inspector Maigret #54

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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At a dinner party, Maigret recounts an old case in which Adrien Josset is found guilty and executed for the murder of his wife, Christine. As the case develops under the controlling hand of the magistrate, all clues point to Josset's guilt yet Maigret is left unconvinced following his one interview with him. Years after the case, Maigret still doubts the true identity of the murderer. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Has Doubts. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret's Madwoman

Inspector Maigret #72

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 733

'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves 'He hadn't seen her arrive. She had stopped on the pavement a few steps away from him and was peering into the courtyard of the Police Judiciaire, where the small staff cars were parked. She ventured as far as the entrance, looked the officer up and down, then turned round and walked away towards the Pont-Neuf' When an old lady tells Maigret someone has been moving things in her apartment, she is dismissed as a fantasist - until a schocking event proves otherwise. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian

Maigret's Childhood Friend

Inspector Maigret #69

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 676

When a long lost friend pays a visit to Maigret's office, he is shocked to learn that the man's roommate has been murdered. With the help of his old friend, Maigret delves into the life of the victim and finds a complex web of relationships that leads him to the culprit. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret's Boyhood Friend. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret in Vichy

Inspector Maigret #68

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 475

Maigret and his wife take a much needed holiday to Vichy, where they quickly become used to the slower pace of life. When a woman, who they regularly pass by on their daily strolls, is murdered Maigret can't help but offer his assistance to the local Inspector, a former colleague of Maigret's. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Takes the Waters. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

Maigret and the Loner

Inspector Maigret #73

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 434

'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves 'People who've been here a long time have been talking about him. This morning, when I was having my coffee and croissants, it was all they were talking about. The old folks, even the middle-aged people, remember him and can't understand how he could have become a tramp. Apparently he was a good-looking man, tall and strong, who had a good profession and made a very decent living. And yet he vanished overnight without saying a word to anyone.' The death of a homeless man in a condemned building in Les Halles leads Maigret on the trail of the vagrant's mysterious past, and an event that happened years ago in the close-knit community of Montmartre. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian

Maigret's Doubts

Inspector Maigret #52

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 980

When a salesman from a Paris department store confides his secret fears to Maigret, the Inspector soon becomes caught up in a treacherous feud between husband and wife that is not as clear cut as it seems. While at this time the previous day he had never heard of the Martons, the train set specialist was beginning to haunt his thoughts, and so was the elegant young woman who, he admitted, had boldly stood up to him when he had done everything he could to unsettle her. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Has Scruples. 'A unique teller of tales' Observer 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

The Mystery Lover's Companion

Author: Art Bourgeau

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN:

Category: Best books

Page: 311

View: 389

The ultimate reference source for fans of whodunits; a source book for all types of mysteries and thrillers, complete with descriptions and ratings.

My Friend Maigret

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 195

View: 746

Followed around by Inspector Pyke, who has come from Scotland Yard to study the famous French detective's methods, Maigret receives a telephone call saying that a small-time crook has been murdered, the night after the victim had fervently declared his friendship with Maigret. Original.

Maigret's First Case

Inspector Maigret #30

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 465

A sparkling new translation of this flashback to the start of Inspector Maigret's career, part of the new Penguin Maigret series. The profession he had always yearned for did not actually exist ... he imagined a cross between a doctor and a priest, a man capable of understanding another's destiny at first glance. The very first investigation by eager young police secretary Jules Maigret leads him to a wealthy Paris family's dark secrets. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Maigret Goes to School

Inspector Maigret #44

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 275

When a school teacher from a small coastal town near La Rochelle asks Maigret to help prove he is innocent of murder, the Inspector returns with him to his insular community and finds the residents closing ranks to conceal the truth. 'What was he doing there? A hundred times, in the middle of an investigation, he'd had the same feeling of helplessness or, rather, futility. He would find himself abruptly plunged into the lives of people he had never met before, and his job was to discover their most intimate secrets. This time, as it happened, it wasn't even his job. He was the one who had chosen to come, because a teacher had waited for him for hours in the Purgatory at the Police Judiciaire.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville