My Friend Maigret by Simenon, GeorgesMy Friend Maigret by Simenon, Georges

My Friend Maigret

bySimenon, GeorgesTranslated byShaun Whiteside

Paperback | December 27, 2016

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Inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a small-time crook on a Mediterranean island. The thirty-first book in the new Penguin Maigret series.

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.
Georges 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.
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Title:My Friend MaigretFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.5 inPublished:December 27, 2016Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241206391

ISBN - 13:9780241206393

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"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 "Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . . a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind." -John Mortimer "A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal." -P. D. James "Simenon created some of the most enduring and compelling works of the twentieth century." -Iain Pears