|By (author):||Simenon, Georges|
|Translated By:||Watson, David|
|Subject:||FICTION / Crime|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||7.75in x 5.07in x 0.37in|
|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." |
"I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov."
"The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature."
"A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness."
"Superb . . . The most addictive of writers . . . A unique teller of tales."
"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant."
"A truly wonderful writer . . . marvellously readable-lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates."
"A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it."
"Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century."
|Biographical Note||Georges 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.