Maigret and the Man on the Bench

Maigret and the Man on the Bench PDF Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014198399X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
When Maigret discovers an unexpectedly flamboyant detail about an otherwise unremarkable man, the inspector is determined to uncover what lies beneath the stuffy appearance of his Parisian household. 'He was wearing a dark suit, a beige raincoat and on his feet, which were twisted at an odd angle, he wore yellow-brown shoes, which seemed out of keeping with a day as colourless as this. Apart from his shoes he looked so ordinary that he would have passed completely unnoticed on the street or on one of the numerous café terraces on the boulevard.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville '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' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Famous Movie Detectives III

Famous Movie Detectives III PDF Author: Michael R. Pitts
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810836907
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 414

Book Description
This book not only includes chapters on more than twenty new screen sleuths but also updates information on several detectives included in the first two volumes of Famous Movie Detectives. Author Michael Pitts also provides new material on sleuths in silent films and serials, as well as a listing of radio and television detective programs.

Maigret and the Man on the Bench

Maigret and the Man on the Bench PDF Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 9780156551236
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 200

Book Description
Mondays are nobody's favorite day, but when Maigret's week begins with a corpse found stabbed to death in a Parisian alley, the Inspector immediately sees a flaw. Murders are rarely committed on Mondays. That clue, along with the victim's strange recent behavior, leads Maigret to the cause of this nasty crime-and reveals the tale of a deadly marriage.

Literary Afterlife

Literary Afterlife PDF Author: Bernard A. Drew
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078645721X
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 420

Book Description
This is an encyclopedic work, arranged by broad categories and then by original authors, of literary pastiches in which fictional characters have reappeared in new works after the deaths of the authors that created them. It includes book series that have continued under a deceased writer's real or pen name, undisguised offshoots issued under the new writer's name, posthumous collaborations in which a deceased author's unfinished manuscript is completed by another writer, unauthorized pastiches, and "biographies" of literary characters. The authors and works are entered under the following categories: Action and Adventure, Classics (18th Century and Earlier), Classics (19th Century), Classics (20th Century), Crime and Mystery, Espionage, Fantasy and Horror, Humor, Juveniles (19th Century), Juveniles (20th Century), Poets, Pulps, Romances, Science Fiction and Westerns. Each original author entry includes a short biography, a list of original works, and information on the pastiches based on the author's characters.

Maigret's Anger

Maigret's Anger PDF Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241304024
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
During a quiet spell in June Maigret is called to investigate the disappearance of a reputable businessman. When a body is discovered near the famous Père Lachaise cemetery Maigret struggles to find any clues to the perpetrator and loses his temper when his own reputation is threatened by the case. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Loses His Temper. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville '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' Guardian

Maigret's Revolver

Maigret's Revolver PDF Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141983981
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 187

Book Description
Discover the new Penguin Crime and Espionage series A stolen weapon. A troubled young man. A race against time... Inspector Maigret receives a call from his wife to say he has a visitor at their apartment. But when he gets home, the young man has already gone, along with Maigret's prized Smith and Wesson .45. The trail to find the culprit - and the woman who may become his victim - takes Maigret across Paris and all the way to the Savoy Hotel in London. But getting to the truth may be even more complicated than he had first imagined.

Maigret Goes to School

Maigret Goes to School PDF Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141985461
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
When a school teacher from a small coastal town near La Rochelle asks Maigret to help prove he is innocent of murder, the Inspector returns with him to his insular community and finds the residents closing ranks to conceal the truth. 'What was he doing there? A hundred times, in the middle of an investigation, he'd had the same feeling of helplessness or, rather, futility. He would find himself abruptly plunged into the lives of people he had never met before, and his job was to discover their most intimate secrets. This time, as it happened, it wasn't even his job. He was the one who had chosen to come, because a teacher had waited for him for hours in the Purgatory at the Police Judiciaire.' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville

Maigret and the Old People

Maigret and the Old People PDF Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241303907
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
Maigret is called to the home of Armand de Saint-Hilaire, a highly respected official who has been found shot dead in his study by his housekeeper. After interviewing everyone concerned Maigret is at a loss to the identity of the perpetrator until he comes across a series of letters from the past fifty years between the victim and a recently widowed woman. As Maigret uncovers the details behind the two's relationship he gets closer to discovering the tragic truth behind the official's demise. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret in Society. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville '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' Guardian

Maigret in Court

Maigret in Court PDF Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141985925
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
Maigret receives an anonymous phone call concerning the brutal murder of a woman and young child. The tip off concerns the woman's nephew, a mild-mannered man by the name of Gaston Meurant. At Meurant's trial Maigret is called to testify where he admits to continuing the investigation unofficially as he remains doubtful of the man's guilt. Maigret reveals that he had both Meurant and his wife followed and during the trial he exposes some shocking truths about Meurant's private life that may prove his innocence. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville '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' Guardian
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