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A Maigret Christmas: And Other Stories (Hardback)
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A Maigret Christmas: And Other Stories (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 02/11/2017
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It's Christmas in the city of lights but in the shadows, crime never slumbers.

This seasonal collection of short stories brings together three separate cases involving murder, break-ins and a missing child - all set in Paris at Christmastime.

Born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903, Georges Simenon is best known for his series of novels about his laconic fictional detective Jules Maigret. Although an invented character, Maigret was based in part on the famous real-life detective Marcel Guillaume, a friend of Simenon. Over his lifetime Simenon wrote more than 400 novels and short stories, making him a household name across continental Europe. Since 2013, Penguin have been undertaking an ambitious project to republish 75 Maigret novels in new translations.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241282151
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 24 mm


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Praise for Georges Simenon

"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

"These Maigret books are as timeless as Paris itself." --The Washington Post

"Maigret ranks with Holmes and Poirot in the pantheon of fictional detective immortals." --People

"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." --Andr 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 . . . Marvelously readable--lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the world 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

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“Have yourself a very Maigret Christmas...”

I’ve read these stories in French but now they’re in a lovely little collection which is perfect for Christmas and any time you want to be transported to Paris really.

Maigret is an iconic French character and it’s a... More

Hardback edition
15th December 2017
Helpful? Upvote 24

“Doesn’t bring much to the (Christmas) party. ”


In the first story, ‘A Maigret Christmas’ Inspector Maigret is paid a visit by two neighbours who tell him a strange tale of an intruder dressed as Santa.
In ‘Seven Small Crosses in a Notebook’ we witness a crime in... More

Hardback edition
23rd December 2017
Helpful? Upvote 19

“A good Christmas read”

Always enjoyable to follow the stories of the great Maigret. Read many of his longer stories and thoroughly enjoyed these. Well translated, no seams, and a great French feel

Hardback edition
29th January 2018
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