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ISBN-10: 0241304067
ISBN-13: 9780241304068
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 09/03/2019
Dimensions: 7.60" L, 5.00" W, 0.70" H

Maigret Defends Himself

Translator: Howard Curtis

Paperback

Price: $14.00

Overview

“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

When suspicion turns on Inspector Maigret for a crime he did not commit, he must use every investigative tool in his arsenal to clear his name.

For the first time in his career, Inspector Maigret receives written summons to the Chief Commissioner’s office. There he learns that he has been accused of a horrible assault by an individual with ties to a high-ranking official. He is forbidden from attempting to investigate the case, but with his career and reputation on the line, Maigret must do everything he can to prove his innocence and uncover the motive behind the accusation.

A nail-biting dissection of what happens when suspicion falls on the very man tasked with bringing about justice, Maigret Defends Himself is a riveting mystery from Georges Simenon.

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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

Gem-hard soul-probes . . . not just the world's bestselling detective series, but an imperishable literary legend . . . he exposes secrets and crimes not by forensic wizardry, but by the melded powers of therapist, philosopher and confessor ― Times (London)

Strangely comforting . . . so many lovely bistros from the Paris of mid-20th C. The corpses are incidental, it's the food that counts. ― Margaret Atwood

One of the greatest writers of the 20th century . . . no other writer can set up a scene as sharply and with such economy as Simenon does . . . the conjuring of a world, a place, a time, a set of characters - above all, an atmosphere. ― Financial Times

Gripping . . . richly rewarding . . . You'll quickly find yourself obsessing about his life as you tackle each mystery in turn.– Stig Abell ― The Sunday Times (London)

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Details

ISBN-10: 0241304067
ISBN-13: 9780241304068
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 09/03/2019
Dimensions: 7.60" L, 5.00" W, 0.70" H
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