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The Hotel Majestic (Penguin Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

Penguin delivers two more vintage Inspector Maigret novels by the legendary mystery author

In The Hotel Majestic, Maigret investigates the murder of Mrs. Clark, the wife of a wealthy American industrialist, whose strangled body is found in the basement of an upscale hotel near the Champs-Elysees. Maigret’s inquiries take him from the endless corridors of the Hotel Majestic to the countryside of the Bois de Boulogne and sun-drenched Cannes, into a world of prostitution, drug addiction, and blackmail.

Review:

"I recently reread a number of acclaimed novels by early crime writers — among them Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Ross Macdonald — that I first read decades ago, and I was surprised to find how often I was disappointed. Alas, the books we loved in our youth, like the sweet young things we dallied with, often have not aged well. Our memories play tricks on us, our expectations... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

About the Author

Georges Simenon (1903–1989) is one of the most widely read and published novelists of all time. He wrote more than two hundred books under his own name—including seventy-five Maigret novels—and more than two hundred under a series of pseudonyms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038450
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Translator:
Watson, David
Author:
Simenon, Georges
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Mysteries
Publication Date:
20061226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.82x4.47x.50 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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