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Friend of Madame Maigret

Georges Simenon - Author

Helen Sebba - Translator

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ISBN 9780143038931 | 192 pages | 05 Jun 2007 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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In The Friend of Madame Maigret, Simenonís economic prose brilliantly portrays the Marais quarter of Paris and those who haunt its narrow streets as Inspector Maigret attempts to prove that a murder has actually been committed without a corpse anywhere to be found. As the investigation becomes increasingly complex, seemingly unconnected characters are drawn into the case, and Maigret begins to wonder if his wifeís earlier strange encounter with a woman and her baby may be the missing link.

Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals. (People)

Simenon remains an incredibly expert, dry, and inventive storyteller; the spell is infallible. (V. S. Pritchett)

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

A truly wonderful writer, marvelously readableólucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark)

A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal. (P. D. James)