The Friend of Madame Maigret

The Friend of Madame Maigret

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Maigret becomes increasingly frustrated as his attempts to prove that a brutal, repulsive murder has been committed at a local bookbinder prove fruitless. The mystery revolves around a series of seemingly unconnected incidents and characters, creating an intricate and complicated narrative set amongst the backdrop of the Marais district of Paris. Eventually it is the intelligent and compassionate Madame Maigret who provides the vital clue.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 113 x 181 x 13mm | 134g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141029609
  • 9780141029603
  • 1,341,858

Review quote

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) A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal. (P. D. James) A truly wonderful writer, marvelously readablelucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark) 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 readablealucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark) A truly wonderful writer, marvelously readable lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark) A truly wonderful writer, marvelously readable-lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark)show more

About Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon was born at Liege in 1903. He published over 160 books and his work has been admired by almost all the leading French and English critics. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and more than 40 have been filmed.show more

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4 40% (274)
3 31% (215)
2 5% (35)
1 1% (7)
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