Maigret becomes increasingly frustrated as his attempts to prove that a brutal, repulsive murder has been committed at a local bookbinder prove fruitless. The mystery revolves around a series of seemingly unconnected incidents and characters.
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Georges Simenon (1903–1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.Review:
Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals. (People)
Simenon remains an incredibly expert, dry, and inventive storyteller; the spell is infallible. (V. S. Pritchett)
Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . . a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind. (John Mortimer)
A truly wonderful writer, marvelously readableùlucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark)
A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal. (P. D. James)
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Book Description Penguin Red Classics, 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Published In 2006 : 1st. New Edition : Penguin Red Classics : Small Amount Of Faint Face Rubbing : Mainly The Back Face : Otherwise , As New Throughout : Overall, A Very Nice Book : Bookseller Inventory # 21 - 20207
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