A truly wonderful writer, marvelously readablelucid, simple, absolutely in tune with that world he creates. (Muriel Spark)
A writer who, more than any other crime novelist, combined a high literary reputation with popular appeal. (P. D. James)
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.