Maigret In New York

Paperback | July 26, 2016

bySimenon, GeorgesTranslated byLinda Coverdale

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When the son of a wealthy businessman fears for his father's life, Maigret is plucked from retirement to visit New York on an unlikely quest. The twenty-seventh book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

Aged 56 and in his first year of retirement at Meung-sur-Loire, Maigret is surprised with a visit by Jean, the son of wealthy New York businessman John Maura. With the assistance of his aging lawyer, Jean convinces Maigret to accompany him to New York, where he believes his father is in danger. But things take an unexpected turn upon their arrival when it is Jean himself who disappears. Set against the mysterious backdrop of New York City, Maigret's investigation must unearth old crimes, outsmart treacherous characters, and overcome his status as an outsider policeman in the city.

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When the son of a wealthy businessman fears for his father's life, Maigret is plucked from retirement to visit New York on an unlikely quest. The twenty-seventh book in the new Penguin Maigret series.Aged 56 and in his first year of retirement at Meung-sur-Loire, Maigret is surprised with a visit by Jean, the son of wealthy New York bu...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:July 26, 2016Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241206367

ISBN - 13:9780241206362

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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 it he were a part of it.” —Peter Ackroyd “Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century.” —John Banville