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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241304235
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $16.99

Maigret's Childhood Friend

Inspector Maigret #69




A visit from an old school-friend leads Maigret to a murderous affair

When a long lost friend pays a visit to Maigret's office, he is shocked to learn that the man's roommate has been murdered. With the help of his old friend, Maigret delves into the life of the victim and finds a complex web of relationships that leads him to the culprit.

  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241304235
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $16.99

About the author

Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) began work as a reporter for a local newspaper at the age of sixteen, and at nineteen he moved to Paris to embark on a career as a novelist. He went on to write seventy-five Maigret novels and twenty-eight Maigret short stories.

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Praise for Maigret's Childhood Friend

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

The most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales

Observer

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