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Category: Book
By (author): Simenon, Georges
Translated By: Watson, David
Series: Inspector Maigret
Subject:  FICTION / Crime
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: September 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 7.75in x 5.07in x 0.37in
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From The Publisher*A new translation of Georges Simenon's devastating novel set on the French Riviera, book seventeen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

It had a smell of holidays. The previous evening, in Cannes harbour, with the setting sun, had also had the smell of holidays, especially the Ardena, whose owner swaggered in front of two girls with gorgeous figures.. Dazzled at first by the glamour of sunny Antibes, Maigret soon finds himself immersed in the less salubrious side of the Riviera as he retraces the final steps of a local eccentric.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret on the Riviera.

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian

'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The Independent
Review Quote*"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." 
-The Guardian
"I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov."
-William Faulkner
"The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature."
-André Gide
"A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness."
-The Independent
"Superb . . . The most addictive of writers . . . A unique teller of tales."
-The Observer
"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant."
-John Gray
"A truly wonderful writer . . . marvellously readable-lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates."
-Muriel Spark
"A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it."
-Peter Ackroyd
"Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century."
-John Banville
Biographical NoteGeorges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the Englishspeaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.

Shaun Whiteside is a Northern Irish translator of French, German, Dutch, and Italian literuature. He lives in London with his wife and son.