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INSPECTOR MAIGRET 57
Maigret and the Lazy Burglar
By (author): Georges Simenon
9780241303917 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General Mar 05, 2019
$17.50 CAD
Active 5.12 x 7.77 x 0.39 in 160 pages Penguin Books
During a high-profile hunt for the latest criminal gang to hit Paris, Maigret is determined to track down the murderer of a quiet crook whom he cannot help but respect

When the body of Honoré Cuendot, an old burglar acquaintance of Maigret’s, is found in the Bois de Boulogne with his face bashed in, he is appalled that his superiors consider it a mere gangland killing. And there’s a personal element to this case as well: Maigret rather liked Cuendot. Instead of concentrating on the flashy bank robberies occupying the rest of his department, Maigret decides to inquire into Cuendot’s life—and finds himself tied up in the bank robberies, too, along the way.

A deliberate, involving murder mystery that only the likes of our trusty Inspector could solve, Maigret and the Lazy Burglar reveals that Maigret’s famous intuition is only one of his skills, and that his incredible empathy is just as important for bringing about justice.

Story Locale: Paris, France

SUCCESSFUL PUBLISHING PROGRAM: Since we began publishing these new editions in 2014, we have sold more than 160,000 copies of Simenon’s books. Each new installment in the series reliably sells between 3,000 and 4,000 copies.

CELEBRITY FANS: Simenon has an incredibly loyal readership, including such famous names as former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, actor Bill Nighy, writer Paul Theroux, and many more.

AUTHENTIC VOICE AND VISION: We are publishing Simenon’s novels chronologically in authentic new translations, bringing readers closer than ever to his powerful, consuming work and allowing them to experience it to the fullest.

LITERARY TRANSLATIONS: Some of the most highly regarded translators in the field are working on the project, including David Bellos, Anthea Bell, Sian Reynolds, and David Coward.

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.

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Praise for Georges Simenon:

“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century…Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.”—The Guardian

“I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.”—William Faulkner

“The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature.”—André Gide

“A supreme writer…unforgettable vividness.”—The Independent (London)

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