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New Investigations of Inspector Maigret

«Simenon's supreme virtue as a novelist, to burrow beneath the surface of his characters' behaviour; to empathise . . . it is this unfailing humanity that makes the Maigret books truly worth reading»

Graeme Macrae Burnet, Guardian

A gripping new translation of the iconic short story collection featuring Simenon's celebrated literary detective

'The truth was, Maigret knew nothing! Maigret felt. Maigret was sure he was right, would have bet his life on it. Les mer

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A gripping new translation of the iconic short story collection featuring Simenon's celebrated literary detective

'The truth was, Maigret knew nothing! Maigret felt. Maigret was sure he was right, would have bet his life on it. But in vain he'd turned the problem over a hundred times in his head, in vain he'd had every taxi driver in Paris questioned'

Written and published in journals during the Second World War, these seventeen short stories distil the atmosphere, themes and psychological intensity that make Simenon's famous detective series so compelling.

Translated by Howard Curtis and Ros Schwartz

'Not just the world's bestselling detective series, but an imperishable literary legend . . . he exposes secrets and crimes not by forensic wizardry, but by the melded powers of therapist, philosopher and confessor' Boyd Tonkin, Times

Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin Classics
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
512
ISBN
9780241488546
Utgivelsesår
2022
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. He is best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.

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«Simenon's supreme virtue as a novelist, to burrow beneath the surface of his characters' behaviour; to empathise . . . it is this unfailing humanity that makes the Maigret books truly worth reading»

Graeme Macrae Burnet, Guardian

«A gem of a read. It's like discovering a buried treasure trove of words, characters and dialogue which both entertain and make you think»

Jane Corry, author of We All Have Our Secrets

«Strangely comforting . . . so many lovely bistros from the Paris of mid-20th C. The corpses are incidental, it's the food that counts»

Margaret Atwood

«One of the greatest writers of the 20th century . . . no other writer can set up a scene as sharply and with such economy as Simenon does . . . the conjuring of a world, a place, a time, a set of characters - above all, an atmosphere.»

John Banville, Financial Times

«A superior stylist . . . photographic . . . Simenon's subject is how people who are pushed to the edge push themselves over it; the force of the sleuthing is that of psychoanalysis, not police interrogation.»

Adam Gopnik, New Yorker

«Gem-hard soul-probes . . . not just the world's bestselling detective series, but an imperishable literary legend . . . he exposes secrets and crimes not by forensic wizardry, but by the melded powers of therapist, philosopher and confessor»

Boyd Tonkin, The Times

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