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Georges Simenon
Georges Simenon is one of the most addictive and bestselling European authors of the 20th Century. His work consists of 391 titles, and he is best known as the creator of the fictional detective series consisting of 75 books featuring Inspector Maigret, translated into more than 50 languages and... show more



Georges Simenon is one of the most addictive and bestselling European authors of the 20th Century. His work consists of 391 titles, and he is best known as the creator of the fictional detective series consisting of 75 books featuring Inspector Maigret, translated into more than 50 languages and sold in more than 50 countries. There are over 800 million Simenon books sold worldwide and he is the most translated French speaking author of the 20th century and the second most translated author of all time in Italy after Shakespeare. 'A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal' P.D. James'My readings? I read Tout Simenon, and when I'm done, I start all over again' Claude Chabrol

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Birth date: February 13, 1903
Died: September 04, 1989
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Tigus
Tigus rated it 3 weeks ago
If this is an example of what the late entries will be like in the Maigret series, I'm all in. It certainly seems like he wanted to try keep it fresh, find new angles. Inspector Maigret is accused of a crime...and it's true he walked right in front of the bullseye without knowing it. But of course...
Tigus
Tigus rated it 4 weeks ago
First off, there's a horse head on the cover (the latest edition, anyway), and yes there is a stable full of horses in this book - and they are fine, all of them, by the finale. They, and many other things, lend atmosphere to Saint-Aubin-les-Marais, where Maigret goes - unofficially - to investigate...
Tigus
Tigus rated it 1 month ago
There can't be many Maigret novels that qualify as serial killer novels...are there? Anyway, whatever - this one is amazing. I kept flashing back to that Tey novel - The Daughter of Time - where the dude solves a Mystery lying in bed, workin' it out. We get that here; Maigret has leaped off a trai...
Tigus
Tigus rated it 1 month ago
Perhaps I do not understand or appreciate Maigret novels - perhaps I am not really a true fan - if my faves from the series are books like The Yellow Dog, or The Cellars of the Majestic. These are the entries that provide, as far as I am concerned, the most intricate and satisfying whodunits: clues,...
Moonlight Snowfall
Moonlight Snowfall rated it 6 months ago
I actually did finish this several days ago. This was my second Maigret, and wasn't as good as The Yellow Dog, IMO. I liked it, but I didn't love it. Maigret's behavior felt somewhat inexplicable to me throughout most of the book, and I felt like the solution to the mystery was fairly pedestrian. ...
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