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INSPECTOR MAIGRET 59
Maigret and the Saturday Caller
By (author): Georges Simenon
9780241303955 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General May 07, 2019
$17.50 CAD
Active 5.05 x 7.75 x 0.4 in 160 pages Penguin Books
Maigret is visited by a troubled man and asks him to keep in touch, hoping to curtail his criminal impulses—but when the man disappears, Maigret must investigate a crime that may or may not have occurred

When Maigret returns home at the end of a long day, he is surprised to find a tense man named Léonard Planchon waiting on his doorstep with an unusual problem. Planchon wants to kill his wife, or perhaps his wife and her lover, who for two years have been making him sleep on a cot in the dining room. He has even worked out a plan to hide their bodies in concrete. Uneasy and hoping to stop the man before he goes too far, Maigret must investigate a murder that has not yet been committed and uncover the truth behind this peculiar ménage à trois.

A fast-paced, psychologically astute mystery, Maigret and the Saturday Caller follows the inspector through Montmartre as he patiently questions Parisian partiers, bartenders, and others as to Planchon’s whereabouts, stripping away a bit more of the mystery’s camouflage with each encounter until they lead him to their shocking conclusion.

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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