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Maigret and the Man on the Bench: Inspector Maigret #41 Paperback – 2 Mar 2017

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (2 Mar. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241277442
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241277447
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,160 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"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." --The Guardian (London)
"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." --Andre Gide
"A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness." --The Independent (London)
"Superb . . . the most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales." --The Observer (London)
"Compelling, remorseless, brilliant." --John Gray
"A truly wonderful writer . . . marvellously readable--lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the work he creates." --Muriel Spark
"A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were a part of it." --Peter Ackroyd
"Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century." --John Banville

About the Author

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. He is best know in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.


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This is a brand new modern translation of a book I've previously read a few years ago.
Do we ever know our spouse or partner? This is a common theme in modern psychological thrillers. Here Simenon presents a twist on the murdered husband who after being found killed in an alley is not the man everyone at home believed him to be.
Clever police procedural which shows Maigret often in the office waiting for the phone to ring when all he wants to do is pound the beat and ask the questions.
He visits the scene of the crime and speaks to the main suspects. He has an assurance throughout that things are not just what they seem. Some interesting integrations and an aside in an earlier case as seen in a trial he has to give evidence in. This miffed him and seems to challenge him going forward in this book.
Packed with characters, cleverly drawn. The aspect of what we see when we pass people sitting on benches and what those who pass their time sitting around us see is a brilliant observation.
This series has been brought to the reach of everyone with each Maigret novel being released each month in their original publication order. Those who have found this great writer will found new treats re-reading them in a fresh translation. New readers have a unique chance to find Maigret for themselves. What a treat!
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had to complete it in a day, surprising ending
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Arrived on time! A good read!
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