Maigret And The Old Lady

Paperback | February 28, 2017

bySimenon, GeorgesTranslated byRos Schwartz

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Maigret takes a case from a lively old widow whose maid has been poisoned. The thirty-third book in the new Penguin Maigret series.
 
The inexplicable murder of the wealthy Valentine Besson’s maid leads the older woman to believe that she herself was the intended target. Inspector Maigret undertakes the investigation, meeting Mrs. Besson’s dysfunctional family and a cavalcade of suspects. As he delves into the case, Maigret must unravel a tangled web of family politics—and confront Valentine’s stepsons, who may be harboring dark secrets of their own.

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Maigret takes a case from a lively old widow whose maid has been poisoned. The thirty-third book in the new Penguin Maigret series.   The inexplicable murder of the wealthy Valentine Besson’s maid leads the older woman to believe that she herself was the intended target. Inspector Maigret undertakes the investigation, meeting Mrs. Bess...

Georges 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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241206820

ISBN - 13:9780241206829

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“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.” — 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 . . . 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