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The Bar on the Seine (Penguin Mysteries)

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Publisher Comments:

The Penguin relaunch of Georges Simenons incomparable books continues with four new Inspector Maigret novels

We saw a door opening ahead of us. There was a car parked by the roadside. This guy came out pushing another guy in front of him. No, not pushing. Imagine you're carrying a shop dummy and trying to make it look like it's your friend walking next to you. He put him in the car and got into the driver's seat . . . The guy drove all over the place. He seemed to be looking for something, but seemed to keep losing his way. In the end, we realized what he'd been looking for.

A series of chance encounters sends Inspector Maigret down yet another winding path of murder and mystery. While visiting a criminal in his cell, the young convict tells Maigret of a man who'd been spotted dumping a body in a Parisian canal some years ago.  On an unexpected trip to a popular inn, Maigret finds himself in the very place the suspected killer was last seen, and the Inspector is pulled deeper into the web of blackmail and deceit.

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)

Synopsis:

One of the world’s most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In The Bar on the Seine, Maigret must visit a prisoner he arrested and bear the news that his reprieve has been refused and he will be executed at dawn. But when the condemned man tells Maigret a story, his investigations lead him to the Guinguette a Deux Sous, a bar by the River Seine, and into the seamy underside of bourgeois Parisian life.

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:
9780143038313
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Translator:
Watson, David
Author:
Simenon, Georges
Author:
Watson, David
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Mysteries
Publication Date:
20150331
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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One of the world’s most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In The Bar on the Seine, Maigret must visit a prisoner he arrested and bear the news that his reprieve has been refused and he will be executed at dawn. But when the condemned man tells Maigret a story, his investigations lead him to the Guinguette a Deux Sous, a bar by the River Seine, and into the seamy underside of bourgeois Parisian life.

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