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My Friend Maigret

Georges Simenon - Author

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ISBN 9781101201909 | 208 pages | 18 Dec 2007 | Penguin | 18 - AND UP
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Three vintage Maigret novels by legendary mystery author Georges Simenon

One of the world 's most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In My Friend Maigret, Inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a small- time crook on a Mediterranean island. Told in Simenon's spare, unsentimental prose, Inspector Cadaver is a haunting exploration of provincial hypocrisy and snobbery, in which Maigret encounters a rival sleuth from his past. In Maigret and the Man on the Boulevard, Simenon's tenacious detective pieces together the life of a man who for three years lived a secret life-until he is found stabbed to death in an alleyway.

"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