Lock 14

Lock 14

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In Lock 14, Simenon plunges Maigret into the unfamiliar canal world of shabby bars and shadowy towpaths, drawing together the strands of a tragic case of lost identity.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 114 x 160 x 16mm | 68.04g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0143037277
  • 9780143037279
  • 407,848

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Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals. ("People") [Simenon was] a writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal. (P. D. James)
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About Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.
Robert Baldick translated many volumes from the French for Penguin Classics, including volumes by Diderot, Flaubert, and Verne, and wrote a biography of Huysmans. He died in 1972.
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1,092 ratings
3.61 out of 5 stars
5 17% (188)
4 36% (393)
3 39% (427)
2 7% (73)
1 1% (11)
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