Felicie

Category: Book
Translated By: Coward, David
By (author): Simenon, Georges
Series: Inspector Maigret
Subject:  FICTION / Crime
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.81in x 5.08in x 0.37in
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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 story of love and obsession featuring a most memorable femme fatale, starring the intrepid Inspector Maigret

 
Peg Leg Lapie, a crusty old sailor, is found mysteriously murdered in a most incongruous setting: a picturesque cottage near Paris, where he lived attended only by his young housekeeper, Félicie. But Lapie was not alone-Maigret, chief inspector of the Paris police, is sure of it. A man at work in his garden, wearing clogs and a straw hat, does not suddenly drop his tools to go indoors and fetch a bottle of brandy to drink alone in the summerhouse. There must have been another glass that someone removed. But Félicie, in her red hat trimmed with an iridescent feather, proves a champion adversary, as skilled in innuendo and evasion as Maigret is in deduction.
Review Quote*Praise for Georges Simenon:

"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

"These Maigret books are as timeless as Paris itself." -The Washington Post

"Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals." -People

"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 (London)

"Superb . . . The most addictive of writers . . . A unique teller of tales." -The Observer (London)

"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant." -John Gray

"A truly wonderful writer . . . Marvelously readable-lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the world he creates." -Muriel Spark

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

David Coward is the award-winning translator of Albert Cohen's Belle du Seigneur and numerous other French works.