Maigret And The Old People

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Maigret And The Old People

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780241303900
Genre : Fiction
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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
Category: Fiction

Maigret And The Old Lady

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780141981345
Genre : Fiction
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Maigret uncovers some troubling family politics in this new translation, book thirty-three of the new Penguin Maigret series. 'He had realized that it was her eyes as much as her vivacity that made her look so young. They were of a blue that was paler than the September sky over the sea and still had an expression of surprise, of wonderment' When a charming elderly widow appeals to him for help, Inspector Maigret travels to a seaside village in Normandy - uncovering a lost fortune and some poisonous family politics. 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 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
Category: Fiction

Maigret Gets Angry

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780141980065
Genre : Fiction
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'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray All that was still unclear, for sure. Ernest Malik had been right when he had looked at Maigret with a smile that was a mixture of sarcasm and contempt. This wasn't a case for him. He was out of his depth. This world was unfamiliar to him, and he had difficulty piecing it all together. Peacefully tending his garden in the countryside, Maigret is called upon to investigate a rich family with skeletons in their cupboard - and finds himself confronted by lies, snobbery and malice. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Retirement. '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
Category: Fiction

Maigret S Patience

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780241304143
Genre : Fiction
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Maigret finds himself back on the Rue des Acacias just ten days after cracking another case there. This time it is the murder of a criminal Maigret has known for over twenty years and one he always suspected was behind a string of jewellery robberies in the city. Maigret's patience is tested as he eliminates neighbour by neighbour in his hunt for the murderer. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Bides His Time. '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
Category: Fiction

Maigret And The Loner

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780241304358
Genre : Fiction
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'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves 'People who've been here a long time have been talking about him. This morning, when I was having my coffee and croissants, it was all they were talking about. The old folks, even the middle-aged people, remember him and can't understand how he could have become a tramp. Apparently he was a good-looking man, tall and strong, who had a good profession and made a very decent living. And yet he vanished overnight without saying a word to anyone.' The death of a homeless man in a condemned building in Les Halles leads Maigret on the trail of the vagrant's mysterious past, and an event that happened years ago in the close-knit community of Montmartre. 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' Guardian
Category: Fiction

Constructive Drinking

Author : Mary Douglas
ISBN : 9781134557783
Genre : Social Science
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First published in 1987, Constructive Drinking is a series of original case studies organized into three sections based on three major functions of drinking. The three constructive functions are: that drinking has a real social role in everyday life; that drinking can be used to construct an ideal world; and that drinking is a significant economic activity. The case studies deal with a variety of exotic drinks
Category: Social Science

Maigret And The Fortuneteller

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : UCSC:32106018121068
Genre : Fiction
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Inspector Maigret investigates the death of fortuneteller Mademoiselle Jeanne, a case remarkable for its wealth of unconnected suspects and fragmentary clues
Category: Fiction

Maigret S Christmas

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : UCAL:B3752242
Genre : Christmas stories
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A COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES, NOT PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH, SPANNING MAIGRET'S CAREER FROM ITS START TO HIS RETIREMENT.
Category: Christmas stories

Versus Inspector Maigret

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : UVA:X000479343
Genre : Detective and mystery stories, French
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The famous French police inspector opposes a blundering magistrate in two stories of crime in domestic circles - "Maigret and the reluctant witness" and "Maigret has scruples."
Category: Detective and mystery stories, French

Inspector Maigret S Case Files

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : UOM:49015002769884
Genre : Fiction
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The famous Inspector Maigret's skills are tested in four intriguing murder mysteries bound into one suspenseful volume.
Category: Fiction

Five Times Maigret

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : UOM:39015005269553
Genre : Detective and mystery stories, French
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Category: Detective and mystery stories, French

The Pocket Essential Georges Simenon

Author : David Carter
ISBN : NWU:35556033716895
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. This concise guide to one of the most prolific crime writers of the 20th century will appeal to his established fan base, new readers, serious academics, and film buffs alike. Author of almost 400 novels, including the acclaimed Commissaire Maigret series, 55 of his books have been turned into films and 279 have been adapted for TV. Having garnered praise from such diverse critics as Cocteau, T.S. Eliot, Henry Miller, Fellini, and Renoir, this is a great guide to Simenon's prodigious output.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Older But Better But Older

Author : Caroline de Maigret
ISBN : 9780143794639
Genre : Aging
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With playful wit, worldly advice and savvy observation, the bestselling authors of How to Be Parisian tackle the Parisian art of growing up. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you, saying what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. But this time they reveal how they are modifying their favourite bad girl habits and mischievous mindsets now they are more 'madam' than 'mademoiselle'. These iconoclastic, bohemian Parisiennes advise on love, seduction, fashion and dating as well as family, work, living alone and accepting imperfections. Both poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, this gorgeous, tongue-in-cheek guide astutely illuminates what it means to be a fully-fledged woman.
Category: Aging

Maigret In Court

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : IND:30000092900459
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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Dreaming of his retirement to the Loire, Chief Inspector Maigret is dismayed to find himself once again embroiled in a brutal murder case. Gaston Meurant faces the Assizes Court on the charge of killing his aunt and a small child, but, although the evidence points to his guilt, Maigret doubts that the mild-mannered picture framer can have committed such a horrific crime. In the tense courtroom drama that ensues, Maigret must expose some unsavoury evidence about the accused man's private life in order to establish the truth and save him from execution, and sees the gentle Meurant turn into an obsessive and vengeful man in a search for justice outside the legal system.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

Maigret Sits It Out

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : UCAL:$B603065
Genre : Maigret, Jules (Fictitious character)
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