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Pietr the Latvian - Georges Simenon, David Bellos
Pietr the Latvian
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141392738 (0141392738)
ASIN: 141392738
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Series: Maigret (#1)
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KOMET rated it
"Pietr the Latvian" introduces the world to Jules Maigret, Detective Chief Inspector of the Police Judiciaire in Paris for the very first time. The setting is a cool, rainy autumn afternoon in interwar Europe a little more than a decade after the end of the First World War. Simenon provides the read...
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Sister Mary Murderous rated it
4.0 The first Maigret shows Simenon had what it takes right from the start
Penguin recently announced that it will issue new translations of all 75 of Georges Simenon's Maigret books, in original publication order. The project began at the end of 2013 in the UK, and the beginning of 2014 in the US. In addition to these new translations being published in paperbacks with at...
proustitute rated it
4.0 Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett
My first Maigret and the first Maigret.

It was interesting to see many of the existentialist themes with which Simenon grapples in his other work here in a procedural format. While the noir genre does deal with anxieties about identity and gender, in Simenon’s hands noir is a cultural critique of a...
wjmcomposer rated it
3.0 Maigret and the Enigmatic Lett
Atmospheric, dark, stormtossed, and very French, Simenon manages to create a vivid hero in this first book of a SEVENTY-FIVE book series. I enjoyed this short and easy mystery, enough to probably pick up the second at some point. I might even finish all of them by the time I'm 75.
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