Maigret at Picratt's


Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101992557

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 9025

When a Montmarte stripper overhears a plot to murder a countess, Maigret is on the case. The thirty-sixth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. Arlette, a beautiful young dancer at Picratt’s in Montmartre reports to her local police station that she overheard two men at her club talking about planning to kill a countess. The police don’t think much of the claim—that is, until a few hours later when Arlette is found in her room, strangled to death. The police scramble to track down the men in question, but the next day the Countess von Farnheim, a drug addict living not far from Picratt’s, is found strangled. When Arlette’s own identity turns out to have been falsified, Inspector Maigret steps in and must dive into Paris’s seedy underbelly to discover the truth—before the killers can slip away. From the Trade Paperback edition.

International Guide to Literature on Film


Author: University of Liverpool,Tom Costello,Alan Goble

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company


Category: Film adaptations

Page: 388

View: 722

A research tool for students of literature, film, and media studies with a listing of some 7,500 film treatments of literature done between 1930 and 1990 worldwide. An alphabetical author index provides form of work, nationality, literary and film titles, publication date, and director. The film ind

Maigret in Vichy

Inspector Maigret #68


Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241304229

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 4352

Maigret and his wife take a much needed holiday to Vichy, where they quickly become used to the slower pace of life. When a woman, who they regularly pass by on their daily strolls, is murdered Maigret can't help but offer his assistance to the local Inspector, a former colleague of Maigret's. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Takes the Waters. '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

Maigret's World

A Reader's Companion to Simenon's Famous Detective


Author: Murielle Wenger,Stephen Trussel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476629250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 4050

 Georges Simenon’s 75 novels and 28 short stories that feature Chief Inspector Jules Maigret provide us with a great deal of information about the French police detective—but only in small, episodic doses. As readers become acquainted with Maigret one detail at a time, he slowly takes on a flesh-and-bone realism—not merely a character in a story, but someone we would like to meet in real life. This book presents all the canonical facts and details about the detective and his world in one place, presented with tabulations and analyses that enable a better understanding of the works and of Maigret himself.


An Annotated Guide to Novels in Series


Author: Janet Husband,Jonathan F. Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838909671

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

View: 4865

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.

Five times Maigret


Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Harcourt


Category: Detective and mystery stories, French

Page: 525

View: 4387

Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction



Author: Frank Northen Magill

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors

Page: 1748

View: 4061

Presents critical studies of more than 270 authors of detective and mystery fiction from around the world dating from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day.

Crime Fiction, 1749-1980

A Comprehensive Bibliography


Author: Allen J. Hubin

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.


Category: Reference

Page: 712

View: 9183

Reference Guide to World Literature: Authors


Author: Sara Pendergast,Tom Pendergast

Publisher: Detroit : St. James Press

ISBN: 9781558624917

Category: Literature

Page: 1730

View: 9458

Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.