Maigret's Holiday


Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101991925

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 4650

While on holiday, Maigret is drawn into the murder of a teenage girl and subsequent disappearance of her brother and must confront an evil that is hidden in plain sight. The twenty-eighth book in the new Penguin Maigret series. During their holidays in Sables-d’Olonne, Maigret’s wife is hospitalized with appendicitis and Maigret receives a strange note instructing him to visit a patient in another ward. To solve the mysterious case that has left a young woman dead and her brother missing, Maigret must give one of his best performances yet in a story laced with mood, class tension, and in the end, of course, justice. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crime Fiction, 1749-1980

A Comprehensive Bibliography


Author: Allen J. Hubin

Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.


Category: Reference

Page: 712

View: 758

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: 8836

 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.

Sequels: Adult books


Author: Mandy Hicken

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's literature

Page: 332

View: 914

Crime Uncovered: Detective


Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1783206322

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 5140

Crime Uncovered: Detective is an examination – and celebration – of the most iconic police detectives in the long and bloody history of crime fiction, film and television, identifying the individual characteristics that define these much-loved figures and discussing how they relate to their surroundings, country and class – and the criminals they relentlessly pursue. Detectiveexamines the changing role of the authority figure in crime fiction and film, and analyses how the most imaginative creators cleverly subvert the key elements of both the detectives themselves and the genre they inhabit. The detectives included cover all the important names, making for a truly international spread.

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery


Author: B. Murphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230107354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 543

View: 811

Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

Maigret's Christmas

Nine Stories


Author: Georges Simenon,Jean Margaret Stewart

Publisher: Harvest Books

ISBN: 9780156028530

Category: Fiction

Page: 405

View: 4075

Nine stories present Simenon's dauntless detective in a series of cases in which Maigret's paternal side is activated and his detection efforts considerably aided by some observant and resourceful children.

Maigret and the Old People

Inspector Maigret #56


Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241303907

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 6295

Maigret is called to the home of Armand de Saint-Hilaire, a highly respected official who has been found shot dead in his study by his housekeeper. After interviewing everyone concerned Maigret is at a loss to the identity of the perpetrator until he comes across a series of letters from the past fifty years between the victim and a recently widowed woman. As Maigret uncovers the details behind the two's relationship he gets closer to discovering the tragic truth behind the official's demise. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Society. '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