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INSPECTOR MAIGRET 61
Maigret's Anger
By (author): Georges Simenon
9780241304013 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General Jul 23, 2019
$17.50 CAD
Active 5.06 x 7.75 x 0.38 in 160 pages Penguin Books
When a well-liked nightclub owner turns up dead in a cemetery, Inspector Maigret must track down the killer—despite a lack of suspects

During a quiet spell in June, Maigret is called to investigate the disappearance of a reputable businessman, a nightclub owner with properties in Montmarte and on the Champs-Élysées. Things take a dark turn when the man’s body is discovered near the famous Père Lachaise cemetery. There’s no trace of the man having any enemies and Maigret struggles to find any clues to the perpetrator—and loses his temper when his own reputation is threatened by the case.

Under the heat of the Paris summer sun, in Maigret’s Anger, the inspector must find the connections he’ll need to catch a killer and preserve his good name.

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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