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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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Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 1 year ago
Maigret sits in judgement on the bourgeoisie of a small Breton town I'm new to Maigret. "The Yellow Dog", the sixth Maigret, is my first Maigret novel, so apart from what I read in "A Maigret Christmas And Other Stories" I came to this novel with no particular knowledge or expectations of Maigret ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 1 year ago
This was a really good read. Maigret finds himself dealing with Dutch people (the horror!) with the mystery of a dead husband.The characters are well drawn. Miagret is a pleasure to read and this book looks closely at the pressures of a small community.
Mike Finn
Mike Finn rated it 2 years ago
Door 7: International Day for Tolerance Book: Read a book set in Paris (seat of UNESCO). This was my first ever Maigret book. I bought it because I loved the cover - which is an odd reason given that I read the Kindle version where no one but me sees the cover. I opened ...
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Abandoned by user rated it 2 years 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. ...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 2 years ago
This is the first Maigret that I have read, though it is not the first Simenon that I’ve read. I’ve read this after watching the Rowan Atkinson version of Maigret. And those are great. This book is actually three stories – one of which stars Maigret and his wife,...
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