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  • The Presidentby Georges Simenon; Daphne Woodward

    Melville House 2011; US$ 14.00

    Restored to print for the first time in more than forty years, The President was hailed by the New York Times as a ?tour de force? At 82, the former premier lives in alert and suspicious retirement?self exile?on the Normandy coast, writing his anxiously anticipated memoirs and receiving visits from statesman and biographers. In his library is... more...

  • The Saint-Fiacre Affairby Georges Simenon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Maigret's past comes to life in this vivid new translation of this evocative novel, set in the Inspector's home town. Book thirteen in the new Penguin Maigret series. Maigret savoured the sensations of his youth again: the cold, stinging eyes, frozen fingertips, an aftertaste of coffee. Then, stepping inside the church, a blast of heat, soft... more...

  • Mr Hire's Engagementby Georges Simenon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Georges Simenon's chilling portrayal of tragic love, persecution and betrayal. 'One sensed in him neither flesh nor bone, nothing but soft, flaccid matter, so much so that his movements were hard to make out. Very red lips stood out from his orb-like face, as did the thin moustache that he curled with an iron and looked as if it had been drawn... more...

  • A Crime in Hollandby Georges Simenon; Sian Reynolds

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    'Just take a look,' Duclos said in an undertone, pointing to the scene all round them, the picture-book town, with everything in its place, like ornaments on the mantlepiece of a careful housewife . . . 'Everyone here earns his living. Everyone's more or less content. And above all, everyone keeps his instincts under control, because that's the rule... more...

  • The Grand Banks Caféby Georges Simenon; David Coward

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    Sailors don't talk much to other men, especially not to policemen. But after Captain Fallut's body is found floating near his trawler, they all mention the Evil Eye when they speak of the Ocean's voyage. Featured the inimitable Inspector Maigret and written in the dark, grimly comic prose that Simenon is renowned for, A Crime In Holland will delight... more...

  • The Hotel Majesticby Georges Simenon

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 12.00

    Penguin delivers two more vintage Inspector Maigret novels by the legendary mystery author In The Hotel Majestic , Maigret investigates the murder of Mrs. Clark, the wife of a wealthy American industrialist, whose strangled body is found in the basement of an upscale hotel near the Champs-Elysees. Maigret?s inquiries take him from the endless corridors... more...

  • The Late Monsieur Galletby Georges Simenon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The second book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's devastating tale of misfortune, betrayal and the weakness of family ties, in a new translation by Anthea Bell. Instead of the detail filling itself in and becoming clearer, it seemed to escape him. The face of the man in the ill-fitting coat just misted up so that it hardly... more...

  • Pietr the Latvianby Georges Simenon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The first novel which appeared in Georges Simenon's famous Maigret series, in a gripping new translation by David Bellos. Inevitably Maigret was a hostile presence in the Majestic. He constituted a kind of foreign body that the hotel's atmosphere could not assimilate. Not that he looked like a cartoon policeman. He didn't have a moustache... more...

  • The Carter of 'La Providence'by Georges Simenon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The fourth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, in a gripping new translation by David Coward. What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed... more...

  • Night at the Crossroadsby Georges Simenon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A new translation of Georges Simenon's sensational tale of deceit and back-stabbing in an isolated community, book six in the new Penguin Maigret series. 'She came forward, the outlines of her figure blurred in the half-light. She came forward like a film star, or rather like the ideal woman in an adolescent's dream. 'I gather you wish to... more...