“It is impossible not to admire the accuracy, the unfailing psychological insight, the unfaltering eye for the small but convincing human details that he brings to his stories of men obsessed.”
“Since most Simenon characters are driven and obsessive, their actions are outside the constraints of ordinary life and, as such, are of striking ethical and psychological interest... Simenon has often been compared to Dostoyevsky...”
—New York Times
About the Author
Called the “world’s most prolific novelist” by Life
magazine, and several times a candidate for the Nobel Prize, Georges Simenon
(1903-1989) published more than four-hundred novels, seventy-five of them featuring his celebrated detective, Commissaire Maigret.