The Two-Penny Bar

The Two-Penny Bar - Inspector Maigret

Revised edition

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Synopsis

'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves

'A radiant late afternoon. The sunshine almost as thick as syrup in the quiet streets of the Left Bank . . .
there are days like this, when ordinary life seems heightened, when the people walking down the street, the
trams and cars all seem to exist in a fairy tale.
'

A story told by a condemned man leads Maigret to a bar by the Seine and into the sleazy underside of respectable Parisian life. In the oppressive heat of summer, a forgotten crime comes to light.

Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel is a revised translation, previously published as The Bar on the Seine.

'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

'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Book information

ISBN: 9780141394176
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Revised edition
DEWEY: 843.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 7162
Number of pages: 148
Weight: 126g
Height: 197mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 9mm