Maigret and the Spinster

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A young woman who shares an apartment with an elderly aunt returns to police headquarters repeatedly to complain of strange shifts in the position of her furniture during the night. On a particularly busy day the Inspector puts her off just long enough for disaster to strike. Translated by Eileen Ellenbogen. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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

Cecile Pardon, a young woman who shares an apartment with her elderly aunt, makes repeated visits to the Qual des Orfevres, patiently but relentlessly complaining to Maigret of strange shifts in the position of her aunt's belongings during the night. After a while, the Inspector begins to believe that Cecile's imagination might be better than her memory. But when not one but two murders are committed, Maigret must sort through tawdry family history to get to the bottom of the crimes.

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

Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. 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. Simenon died in 1989.

Maigret is a registered trademark of the Estate of George Simenon

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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.

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