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- DescriptionThe fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simen's gripping tale of small town suspicion and revenge, in Linda Asher's timeless translation. There was an exaggerated humility about her. Her cowed eyes, her way of gliding iselessly about without bumping into things, of quivering nervously at the slight-est word, were the very image of a scullery maid accustomed to hardship. And yet he sensed, beneath that image, glints of pride held firmly in check. She was anaemic. Her flat chest was t formed to rouse desire. Nevertheless, she was strangely appealing, perhaps because she seemed troubled, despondent, sickly. In the windswept seaside town of Concarneau, a local wine merchant is shot. In fact, someone is out to kill all the influential men and the entire town is soon sent into a state of panic. For Maigret, the answers lie with the pale, downtrodden waitress Emma, and a strange yellow dog lurking in the shadows...Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret vels in new translations. This vel has been published in a previous translation as A Face for a Clue. Compelling, remorseless, brilliant. (John Gray). One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century...Simen 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). Georges Simen was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. Best kwn in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 vels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life. Linda Asher is a former fiction editor of the New Yorker and the award winning translator of many works from French including those of Milan Kundera.
- Author BiographyGeorges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.
- Author(s)Georges Simenon
- PublisherPenguin Books Ltd
- Date of Publication06/03/2014
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Series TitleInspector Maigret
- Series Part/Volume Number5
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPenguin Classics
- Weight112 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Translated byLinda Asher
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