|Translated By:||Schwartz, Ros|
|By (author):||Simenon, Georges|
|Subject:||FICTION / Crime|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||7.73in x 5.05in x 0.33in|
|From The Publisher*||A new translation of this gripping novel which sees the inspector brought out of his peaceful retirement, book nineteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.|
Maigret shrugged his shoulders, buried his hands in his pockets and went off without answering. He had just spent one of the most wretched days in his life. For hours, in his corner he had felt old and feeble, without idea or incentive. But now a tiny flame flickered. 'You bet we'll see' he growled. Maigret's peaceful retirement in the countryside is disrupted when a relative unwittingly embroils himself in a crime he did not commit and the inspector returns to Police Headquarters in Paris once again.
Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Returns.
'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 (1903–1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking 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.|