Friend of Madame Maigret

Friend of Madame Maigret


Translator: Helen Sebba

Format
Paperback
Price
$14.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143038931
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

In The Friend of Madame Maigret, Simenon?s economic prose brilliantly portrays the Marais quarter of Paris and those who haunt its narrow streets as Inspector Maigret attempts to prove that a murder has actually been committed without a corpse anywhere to be found. As the investigation becomes increasingly complex, seemingly unconnected characters are drawn into the case, and Maigret begins to wonder if his wife?s earlier strange encounter with a woman and her baby may be the missing link.

Praise

Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals. (People)

Simenon remains an incredibly expert, dry, and inventive storyteller; the spell is infallible. (V. S. Pritchett)

Simenon created one of the great moral detectives . . . a master of the slow unfolding of the criminal mind. (John Mortimer)

A truly wonderful writer, marvelously readableùlucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark)

A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal. (P. D. James)

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