Inspector Cadaver

Category: Book
Translated By: Hobson, William
By (author): Simenon, Georges
Series: Inspector Maigret
Subject:  FICTION / Crime
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Published: April 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.80in x 5.10in x 0.40in
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From The Publisher*"One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories." -The Guardian

A battle of wills between Inspector Maigret and an adversary from the past


When a friend's brother-in-law is accused of murdering his daughter's lover, Maigret sets out for a small French town to help and upon arrival is plunged into an atmosphere of animosity. He soon finds himself tangled up in a case that may ruin the very people whom he has come to aid and must face an old enemy-an ex-police officer nicknamed "Inspector Cadaver"-who seems to be doing everything in his power to obstruct Maigret's investigations.
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... marvelously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the works he creates." - Muriel Spark

"A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were a part of it." - Peter Ackroyd

"Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century." - John Banville
Biographical NoteGeorges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories has 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.