The Misty Harbour

The Misty Harbour : Inspector Maigret #16

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A new translation of Georges Simenon's gripping tale of lost identity. Book sixteen in the new Penguin Maigret series.

A man picked up for wandering in obvious distress among the cars and buses on the Grands Boulevards. Questioned in French, he remains mute . . . A madman? In Maigret's office, he is searched. His suit is new, his underwear is new, his shoes are new. All identifying labels have been removed. No identification papers. No wallet. Five crisp thousand-franc bills have been slipped into one of his pockets.

A distressed man is found wandering the streets of Paris, with no memory of who he is or how he got there. The answers lead Maigret to a small harbour town, whose quiet citizens conceal a poisonous malice.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Death of a Harbour Master.

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian

'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 11mm | 145g
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 014139479X
  • 9780141394794
  • 147,235

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'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.'
- The Guardian
'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.'

- William Faulkner
'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature'

- André Gide
'A supreme writer...unforgettable vividness'

- The Independent
'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales'
- The Observer
'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.'

- John Gray
'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates'

- Muriel Spark
'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it'

- Peter Ackroyd
'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century'

- John Banville
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Review quote

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.'-- The Guardian
'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.'

-- William Faulkner
'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature'

-- Andr' Gide
'A supreme writer...unforgettable vividness'

-- The Independent
'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales'
-- The Observer
'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.'

-- John Gray
'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates'

-- Muriel Spark
'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it'

-- Peter Ackroyd
'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century'

-- John Banville One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories. The Guardian
'I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.'

William Faulkner
'The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature'

Andre Gide
A supreme writer unforgettable vividness

The Independent
'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales'
The Observer
Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.

John Gray
'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates'

Muriel Spark
'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it'

Peter Ackroyd
'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century'

John Banville

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About Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.
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