Signed, Picpus (Inspector Maigret #23) (Paperback)

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By Georges Simenon, David Coward (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

Maigret dismantles an intricate network of lies stretching from Paris to Nice in this page-turning mystery

"Mechanically, he had put his pince-nez down on the blotter and looked at it there with his large, short-sighted eyes. It is at that moment that the strange thing happens. One of the lenses, acting as a mirror, reflected the criss-cross, hatched ink marks which had dried on the blotter and he could just make out a couple of words."

When a fortune-teller is found murdered in her apartment, Maigret must find out not only who commited the crime, but why it was predicted in a note found earlier--signed by the unknown Picpus.

About the Author

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories has 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. David Coward is the award-winning translator of Albert Cohen's Belle du Seigneur and numerous other French works.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780241188460
ISBN-10: 0241188466
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: March 15th, 2016
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Inspector Maigret