Maigret and the Old People

Maigret and the Old People - Inspector Maigret

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Paperback (07 Jun 2018) | English

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Synopsis

'His artistry is supreme' John Banville

'He had seldom been so perplexed by human beings. Would a psychiatrist, a teacher or a novelist...have been better placed to understand characters who had suddenly materialized from another century?'

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.

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

'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: 9780241303894
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 843.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 15017
Number of pages: 154
Weight: 140g
Height: 193mm
Width: 134mm
Spine width: 11mm