Maigret And The Headless Corpse

Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141985453
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The discovery of a dismembered body in the Canal Saint Martin leads Maigret into a tangled, baffling case involving a taciturn bistro-owner and a mysterious inheritance. 'There was no lack of picturesque individuals in a neighbourhood like Quai de Valmy. But he had seldom encountered the kind of inertia he had seen in that woman. It was hard to explain. When most people look at you, there is some sort of exchange, however small. A contact is established, even if that contact is a kind of defiance. With her, on the contrary, there was nothing.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' 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' Guardian'

The Essential Mystery Lists

Author: Roger M Sobin
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press Inc
ISBN: 1615952039
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For the first time in one place, Roger M. Sobin has compiled a list of nominees and award winners of virtually every mystery award ever presented. He has also included many of the “best of” lists by more than fifty of the most important contributors to the genre.; Mr. Sobin spent more than two decades gathering the data and lists in this volume, much of that time he used to recheck the accuracy of the material he had collected. Several of the “best of” lists appear here for the first time in book form. Several others have been unavailable for a number of years.; Of special note, are Anthony Boucher’s “Best Picks for the Year.” Boucher, one of the major mystery reviewers of all time, reviewed for The San Francisco Chronicle, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and The New York Times. From these resources Mr. Sobin created “Boucher’s Best” and “Important Lists to Consider,” lists that provide insight into important writing in the field from 1942 through Boucher’s death in 1968.? This is a great resource for all mystery readers and collectors.; ; Winner of the 2008 Macavity Awards for Best Mystery Nonfiction.

Maigret Simenon And France

Author: Bill Alder
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786470542
Size: 66.30 MB
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"This book examines the importance of social class and social change in the Maigret stories, with a particular emphasis on the early formative novels, and the development of plot, characterization and settings. The work seeks to establish the extent to which Simenon's portrait of French society is historically accurate"--


Author: Janet Husband
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838909671
Size: 80.31 MB
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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.


Author: Pierre Assouline
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
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Looks at the life of author Georges Simenon, from his troubled youth and controversial political activities to his literary rise and association with some of the great cultural icons of his time