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Publisher Comments:

"Maigret . . . ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals." — People

When Maigret receives a visit from an old schoolmate whose mistress has been shot to death, he feels compelled to look into the case. Yet his boyhood friend is one of the suspects--along with the dead woman's four other lovers, each unknown to the others. Patiently Maigret works on his less than honest friend and a truculent concierge who knows more than she will tell. Slowly some unpleasant truths begin to surface and, in a startling finale, Maigret has no trouble seeing through the murderer's act.

"Simenon . . . is in a class by himself." — The New Yorker

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He published his first novel at seventeen and went on to write more than two hundred novels, becoming one of the world's most prolific and bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 500 million copies and have been translated into fifty languages.

Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon

Synopsis:

"A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal."-P. D . JAMES

WH E N M A I G R E T receives a visit from an old schoolmate whose mistress has been shot to death, he feels compelled to look into the case. Yet his boyhood friend is one of the suspects-along with the dead woman's four other lovers, each unknown to the others. Patiently Maigret works on his less than honest friend and a truculent concierge who knows more than she will tell. Slowly some unpleasant truths begin to surface and, in a startling finale, Maigret has no trouble seeing through the murderer's act.

"Captivating."-T H E N E W YO R K T I M E S B O O K RE V I E W

G E O R G E S S I M E N O N (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He published his first novel at seventeen and went on to write more than two hundred novels, becoming one of the world's most prolific and bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 500 million copies and have been translated into fifty languages.

Synopsis:

When Maigret receives a visit from an old schoolmate whose mistress has been shot to death, he feels compelled to look into the case. Yet his friend is one of the suspects--along with the dead womans four other lovers, each unknown to the others. The basis for a public television Mystery! presentation. Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen.

Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon.

About the Author

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Lie`ge, Belgium. As a young man he worked as a baker, journalist, and bookseller and published his first novel at seventeen. He went on to write more than two hundred novels, becoming one of the world's most prolific and bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 500 million copies and have been translated into fifty languages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156028516
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Police
Author:
Simenon, Georges
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Maigret, jules (fictitious character)
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030616
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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Product details 192 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156028516 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
"A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal."-P. D . JAMES

WH E N M A I G R E T receives a visit from an old schoolmate whose mistress has been shot to death, he feels compelled to look into the case. Yet his boyhood friend is one of the suspects-along with the dead woman's four other lovers, each unknown to the others. Patiently Maigret works on his less than honest friend and a truculent concierge who knows more than she will tell. Slowly some unpleasant truths begin to surface and, in a startling finale, Maigret has no trouble seeing through the murderer's act.

"Captivating."-T H E N E W YO R K T I M E S B O O K RE V I E W

G E O R G E S S I M E N O N (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He published his first novel at seventeen and went on to write more than two hundred novels, becoming one of the world's most prolific and bestselling authors. His books have sold more than 500 million copies and have been translated into fifty languages.

"Synopsis" by ,
When Maigret receives a visit from an old schoolmate whose mistress has been shot to death, he feels compelled to look into the case. Yet his friend is one of the suspects--along with the dead womans four other lovers, each unknown to the others. The basis for a public television Mystery! presentation. Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen.

Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of Georges Simenon.

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