Maigret Takes a Room (Inspector Maigret #37) (Paperback)

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By Georges Simenon, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by)
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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

When a man is killed outside a Parisian boarding house, Inspector Maigret moves in to get to the bottom of it

While keeping watch outside Mademoiselle Clément’s boarding house to await a suspect in a local bar robbery, a man named Janvier is shot in the chest. When Maigret, whose wife is away caring for her sister in Alsace, hears of the crime, he moves into the boarding house to solve the case. But the web quickly grows ever-more tangled, and Maigret must navigate generations-long secrets and a torrid affair to find his answers before it’s too late.

About the Author


Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best
known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret
books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has
made him a household name in continental Europe.

Praise For…


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.” —André 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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780241206843
ISBN-10: 0241206847
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Inspector Maigret