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.
Robert Baldick translated many volumes from the French for Penguin Classics, including volumes by Diderot, Flaubert, and Verne, and wrote a biography of Huysmans. He died in 1972.
Very enjoyable French mystery. Thanx to Ernest Hemingway who wrote in 'True by First Light' that he enjoyed reading Simenon,Published 1 month ago by yoelarry
All of Simenon is wonderful, but caveat emptor: This is the same novel as "The Carter of La Providence." I ordered both, thinking they were two different novels. Read morePublished 3 months ago by T. Smith
The story was emotional. The insight into the lives of ordinary people entangled in natural motives gave depth to an otherwise average story.Published 8 months ago by Dwight W Snuffer
I was looking forward to purchasing this book. Have read many of the author's books in German and French while living in Europe. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Heidemarie K. Heath
As with most of Simenon's works, if you enjoy Maigret, you'll like this story. It's a bit more involved than many and an early Maigret. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Armac
Simenon's first novel with Inspector Maigret...Odd formatting from Kindle of this French translated writing. Read morePublished 18 months ago by U.B. Ware
These stories go back to a simpler time when clues were subtle and intuition was respected. Maigret is an appealing character for his humanity as well as his smarts. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mickey Smith
Maigret is the kind of detective I would want to be. This is a good little story with a surprising ending. Nice read on a rainy afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate.Published 22 months ago by John Katsacoulas