The Two-Penny Bar (Inspector Maigret #11) (Paperback)

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By Georges Simenon, David Watson (Translator)
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"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

A forgotten crime comes to light in the heart of Parisian summer in this twisted Inspector Maigret tale

"A radiant late afternoon. The sunshine almost as thick as syrup in the quiet streets of the Left Bank . . . there are days like this, when ordinary life seems heightened, when the people walking down the street, the trams and cars all seem to exist in a fairy tale."

A story told by a condemned man leads Maigret to a bar by the Seine and into the sleazy underside of respectable Parisian life. In the oppressive heat of summer, a forgotten crime comes to light.

About the Author


Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780141394176
ISBN-10: 014139417X
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: March 31st, 2015
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Inspector Maigret