|Translated By:||Coward, David|
|By (author):||Simenon, Georges|
|Subject:||FICTION / Crime|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Size:||7.75in x 5.06in|
|From The Publisher*||After receiving a series of mysterious calls from a man who later turns up dead, Maigret must plunge into the murky Parisian underworld to solve the case. The twenty-ninth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.|
A man calls Maigret from a cafe and asks for police protection, saying he's being followed by men trying to kill him. The next day, the man's body is identified in the street. To catch the killer, Maigret must piece together the details of his dead man's life, leading police into the crowded, fetid underground world of the Paris slums in the process. This novel has been published by Penguin in a previous translation as Maigret's Special Murder.
|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.|