The Two-Penny Bar : Inspector Maigret #11
A forgotten crime comes to light in the Parisian summer in Georges Simenon's twisted tale. Book eleven in the new Penguin Maigret series.
'A radiant late afternoon. The sunshine almost as thick as syrup in the quiet streets of the Left Bank . . .
there are days like this, when ordinary life seems heightened, when the people walking down the street, the
trams and cars all seem to exist in a fairy tale.'
A story told by a condemned man leads Maigret to a bar by the Seine and into the sleazy underside of respectable Parisian life. In the oppressive heat of summer, a forgotten crime comes to light.
Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel is a revised translation, previously published as The Bar on the Seine.
'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
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 129 x 198 x 9mm | 123g
- 31 Mar 2015
- Penguin Books Ltd
- PENGUIN CLASSICS
- London, United Kingdom
- 11 ed
Other books in this series
06 Nov 2018
02 Apr 2019
02 Jun 2015
07 May 2019
"These Maigret books are as timeless as Paris itself." --The Washington Post
"Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals." --People
"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 (London)
"Superb . . . The most addictive of writers . . . A unique teller of tales." --The Observer (London)
"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant." --John Gray
"A truly wonderful writer . . . Marvelously readable--lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the world he creates." --Muriel Spark
"A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were a part of it."lle --Peter Ackroyd
"Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century." --John Banville
About Georges Simenon