My Friend Maigret

Category: Book
By (author): Simenon, Georges
Translated By: Whiteside, Shaun
Series: Inspector Maigret
Subject:  FICTION / Crime
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Published: December 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.80in x 5.10in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*"[My Friend Maigret] is a great vehicle for passing the dead minutes…by pondering, with Maigret, the challenges of order versus chaos, how to serve justice, if it needs serving-and an island filled with ‘nothing but phenomena.'" -The New York Times Book Review

Inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a small-time crook on a Mediterranean island


While Inspector Pyke of Scotland Yard is staying with Maigret to observe his methods, Maigret receives word of a murder in the Midi on the island of Porquerolles. The victim is Marcellin, a man who claims to have been Maigret's friend but was actually a criminal whose girlfriend, a sex worker, Maigret helped out of a scrape years ago.

Travelling to the island, Maigret and Pyke must solve a mystery that takes them deep into the shadowy world of art forgery and the heart of an isolated community with eccentric inhabitants-and no shortage of secrets. My Friend Maigret is a page-turning mystery set in the sun-drenched south of France about what can happen when past acquaintances resurface.

"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
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 (1903–1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.