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Madame Maigret's Friend: Maigret #34

Georges Simenon Howard Curtis



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19 September 2016
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; Fiction in translation
Madame Maigret takes the lead in a disturbing investigation in this new translation, book thirty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series. When he got to his door, he was surprised not to hear any noise in the kitchen and not to smell any food. He went in, crossed the dining room, where the table had not been laid, and at last saw Madame Maigret, in her slip, busy taking off her stockings. This was so unlike her that he could find nothing to say, and when she saw him standing there wide-eyed, she burst out laughing. Inspector Maigret's wife turns sleuth after a strange encounter in a Paris square leads her on the trail of a woman in a white hat, and towards a grisly tale of deception and greed. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations.
By:   Georges Simenon
Translated by:   Howard Curtis
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   34
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   145g
ISBN:   9780241240168
ISBN 10:   0241240166
Series:   Inspector Maigret
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   19 September 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have 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.

Reviews for Madame Maigret's Friend: Maigret #34

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 (London) 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. -- Andr' 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 . . . marvellously readable--lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the work 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

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