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Simenon is one of the greatest, most influential writers of the 20th century and a household name in continental EuropeFor the first time, Penguin are publishing all 75 Maigret novels in authentic new translations, bringing the reader closer than ever to the gritty originalsOur ongoing marketing campaign includes bringing together Maigret fans for our exclusive Club Simenon dinners; engaging fans through our internationally run Maigret Facebook page and public events.'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' IndependentOne 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

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray

'What he thought he had discovered, in place of the joyful candour that she usually displayed, was an irony which was neither less cheerful nor less childish, but which troubled him ... He wondered now if his exultation wasn't down to the fact that she was playing a part, not just to deceive him, not just to hide something from him, but for the pleasure of acting a part'

When one of his best inspectors is shot, Maigret decides to book himself into Mademoiselle Clément's well-kept Paris boarding house nearby in order to find the culprit.

'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian

'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent

Product Details

Title: Maigret Takes a Room
Author: Georges SimenonShaun Whiteside
SKU: BK0413196
EAN: 9780241206843

About Author

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.

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