My Friend Maigret (Penguin Classics)

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Maigret is going about his work in rainy Paris, followed around by Inspector Pyke who has come from Scotland Yard to study the famous French detective's methods. Routine is disturbed when Maigret receives a telephone call from the island of Porquerolles off the Mediterranean coast. A small-time crook has been murdered, the night after he had fervently declared his friendship with Maigret in front of a large group of the island's inhabitants. Maigret and Inspector Pyke leave the greyness of Paris for the sunshine of Porquerolles where Simenon creates a wonderfully evocative atmosphere of the square and café, the brilliant sea, the humidity in the air and the life and individuality of each of the inhabitants on the small island.

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"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

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Georges Simenon was born at Liege in Belgium in 1903. He published over 160 books and his work has been admired by almost all the leading French and English critics. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and more than 40 have been filmed.

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