The Madman of Bergerac

The Madman of Bergerac

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One of the world's most successful crime writers, Georges Simenon has thrilled mystery lovers around the world since 1931 with his matchless creation Inspector Maigret. In "The Madman of Bergerac," Maigret gets caught up in an investigation in a provincial French town terrorized by a maniacal murderer?only after being shot following a man who has mysteriously jumped off a moving train. "The Madman of Bergerac" captures the obsessive snobbery and hypocrisy of small-town bourgeoisie.
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  • Paperback | 165 pages
  • 119.38 x 165.1 x 12.7mm | 113.4g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143111965
  • 9780143111962
  • 394,208

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Simenon remains an incredibly expert, dry, and inventive storyteller; the spell is infallible. (V. S. Pritchett)
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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.
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