Cécile Is Dead (Inspector Maigret #20) (Paperback)

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By Georges Simenon, Anthea Bell (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 moving novel about the destructive power of greed starring the unrivaled Inspector Maigret

"Poor C cile And yet she was still young. Maigret had seen her papers: barely twenty-eight years old. But it would be difficult to look more like an old maid, to move less gracefully, in spite of the care she took to be friendly and pleasant. Those black dresses that she must make for herself from bad paper patterns, that ridiculous green hat "

In the dreary suburbs of Paris, the merciless greed of a seemingly respectable woman is unearthed by her long suffering niece, and Maigret discovers the far-reaching consequences of their actions.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780141397054
ISBN-10: 0141397055
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: December 29th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Inspector Maigret