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 storiesA supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividnessThe most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales
'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves 'What else did they have to do with their days? They ambled around casually. From time to time, they paused, not because they were out of breath but to admire a tree, a house, the play of light and shadow, or a face.'
While taking a much-needed rest cure in Vichy with his wife, Maigret feels compelled to help with a local investigation, unravelling the secrets of the spa town's elegant inhabitants.
This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Takes the Waters.
'His artistry is supreme' John Banville
'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian
Maigret in Vichy
Georges SimenonRos Schwartz
Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. He is best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret novels and his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have 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.