Maigret's Secret

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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“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 At a lavish dinner party, Inspector Maigret recounts the tale of an old case that has haunted him for years At one of his friends’ frequent dinner parties, Maigret shares the story of a case from a few years back that haunts him to this day, in which a man named Adrien Josset was found guilty and was executed for the murder of his wife, Christine. Adrien had been a weak-willed, mild-mannered man, but Christine, who was much wealthier than he, had used her connections to land him an influential position in an important career. Maigret had interviewed Adrien only once when the examining magistrate took over the case and successfully moved to have him executed. But though all the clues pointed to Adrien’s guilt, Maigret remained unconvinced, and years later, he still doubts the murderer’s true identity. Maigret’s Secret is a thought-provoking dive into the machinations of justice, and the ways in which they can sweep away an innocent man’s life.

Maigret's Madwoman

Inspector Maigret #72

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 162

'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: 503

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: 537

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: 675

'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

The mystery lover's companion

Author: Art Bourgeau

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 311

View: 667

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

Maigret's Doubts

Inspector Maigret #52

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 354

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

Inspector Maigret's Case Files Murder

Murder a LA Carte

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: BBS Publishing Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 537

View: 598

The famous Inspector Maigret's skills are tested in four intriguing murder mysteries bound into one suspenseful volume.