A Crime in Holland

A Crime in Holland - Inspector Maigret

Paperback (01 May 2014) | English

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Synopsis

'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves

'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 here, and a necessity if people want to live in society.'

When a French professor visiting the quiet, Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community seem happy to blame an unknown outsider, but there are people much closer to home who seem to know much more than they're letting on: Beetje, the dissatisfied daughter of a local farmer, Amy van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased and a notorious local crook.

This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Holland.

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141393490
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 13648
Number of pages: 151
Weight: 123g
Height: 198mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 10mm