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INSPECTOR MAIGRET 62
Maigret and the Ghost
By (author): Georges Simenon
9780241304037 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General Aug 06, 2019
$17.50 CAD
Active 5.14 x 7.79 x 0.4 in 160 pages Penguin Books
When a colleague is shot under mysterious circumstances, Inspector Maigret must work fast to uncover the truth in this riveting mystery

During an undercover case, Inspector Maigret’s colleague Lognon is shot and rushed to surgery. The attack took place in a room he was sharing, unbeknownst to his friends and family, with a beautiful woman who has since disappeared. No one knows why he has there, but rumors are swirling that he was working on a case—something big. With all eyes on him, Inspector Maigret retraces Lognon’s secretive last few days and is drawn into the dark side of the Paris art world, where no one is as they seem.

Page-turning and filled with shocking revelations, Maigret and the Ghost is an absorbing mystery.

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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