The Shadow Puppet

The Shadow Puppet - Inspector Maigret

Paperback (02 Oct 2014) | English

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Synopsis

A new translation of this gripping domestic tragedy, set in Simenon's very own neighbourhood.

One by one the lighted windows went dark. The silhouette of the dead man could still be seen through the frosted glass like a Chinese shadow puppet.
A taxi pulled up. It wasn't the public prosecutor yet. A young woman crossed the courtyard with hurried steps, leaving a whiff of perfume in her wake.

Summoned to the dimly-lit Place des Vosges one night, where he sees shadowy figures at apartment windows, Maigret uncovers a tragic story of desperate lives, unhappy families, addiction and a terrible, fatal greed.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in previous translations as Maigret Mystified and The Shadow in the Courtyard.

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray

'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

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Book information

ISBN: 9780141394183
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 10986
Number of pages: 147
Weight: 132g
Height: 130mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 10mm